Sacramento, CA, United States


Are you interested in working for a leading medical practice in Northern California? Pulmonary Medicine Associates currently has an opening for a FT Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner to be part of our hospital care team in the Sacramento area. NP's work closely with our physicians to provide high-quality medical care. Training provided. Day shifts. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Visit our website at www.pmamed.com. EOE We are a drug-free workplace.

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
•Under the general supervision of a physician, monitor and evaluate the patient’s responses, document interventions, evaluate, and revise the plan of care as necessary using established and approved protocols as required by PMA and hospital policy.
•Assist physician on rounds.
•Conduct comprehensive history and physical exam, perform diagnostic reasoning, order and interpret diagnostic tests, and write prescriptions.
•Collaborate with the patient, family members, and other members of the healthcare team to review the plan of care and reach the best possible outcome.
•Educate patients on the available treatments and the associated side effects by providing materials and resources to the patients and families.
•Document all services and orders in patient’s electronic medical record.
•Communicate with referring physicians to facilitate ongoing care.
•Participate in quality improvement, management, continuing education, and other patient care programs.
•Assist in the resolution of complaints, requests, and inquiries from patients and/or their families.
•Maintain confidentiality of all patient information according to federal and state guidelines and regulations.

•Graduate of Accredited School offering an Advanced Degree in Nurse Practice (ARNP)
•Current, unrestricted California NP license
•Current Board certification as an advanced practice hospice and palliative care nurse by a national recognized certifying agency strongly preferred
•Current DEA certificate without restriction

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Minimum of at least five years related experience as an RN or NP, with at least two years of nursing experience in palliative or hospice care, strongly preferred
•Ability to prioritize and establish work standards and business goals
•Ability to relate to patients, their families, and members of the healthcare team in a tactful and professional manner
•Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures, and techniques
•Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used inpatient treatment
•Effective verbal and written communication skills along with proper telephone etiquette
•Ability to provide medical services within the scope of licensing and training
•ACLS required


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