Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
Wyndmoor, PA, United States
KeystoneCare is a nonprofit, community-based organization providing full continuity of care by offering home health, hospice, palliative, private duty, waiver, therapy and telemonitoring services to patients and families of the Greater Philadelphia Region.
For nearly 30 years, our team has helped improve the quality of life for our patients and their families with comfort and dignity, regardless of stage of life or state of health. We will continue our commitment to do so in years to come; and we want to do this with YOU!
We offer competitive salaries as well as health and welfare benefits, including medical, dental, vision, 403b with match, basic and voluntary life insurance and Aflac products.
The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner provides consultation in palliative care, symptom management and supportive care to meet the needs of the patient as requested by the referring physician. The NPis a specialist in assessing the patient's condition and developing a plan of care to improve, monitor, and document the course of treatment prescribed by the physician for the patient's diagnosis/prognosis. The plan of care is developed to reduce/manage symptoms, educate the patient and caretaker, facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care, and assist the patient/caretaker in deciding next steps of care depending on the individual needs of the patient. Additionally, the NP communicates with all members of the care team to insure proper coordination of care.
Perform bedside palliative care utilizing strong assessment and evaluation of the patient and their families.
Collaborate with the patient's physician, other health care team members, the patient and their family in developing realistic care expectations based on goals of care.
Facilitate patient and family decision making regarding treatment decisions.
Prescribe pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
Monitor patient's response to treatment modalities and revise plan as needed.
Assist in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals.
Communicate effectively with patients and families for understanding of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plans.
Serve as a resource to healthcare team members regarding palliative care and end-of-life care management.
Develop and maintain effective working relationship with providers, staff, leaders and community organizations to promote positive image; heighten awareness and promote collaboration.
Conduct face-to-face encounters and complete documentation as required in a timely manner.
Coordinate data and prepare outcome reports and statistics as required.