Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY, United States


Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology - Palliative Medicine (110456)

Location: Stony Brook, New York

Open Date:
Jan 24, 2023

Apr 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Under the direction of the Medical Director/Supervising Physician, the Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner serves on an interdisciplinary consulting team consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, volunteers, etc. In collaboration with the members of the interdisciplinary team, the Nurse Practitioner aids in the development of care plans for patients and families facing serious illness and end-of-life decisions and manages associated complex symptoms. The Nurse Practitioner is expected to place emphasis on educating patients, providers and trainees to support the growth and understanding of palliative care services. The NP will be expected to work towards Advance Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care after starting in the program.

The Palliative Medicine Program at Stony Brook University Hospital resides in the Department Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology. This is an exciting time to join our growing and very dynamic interdisciplinary team!


• Conduct comprehensive or episodic health assessment of acute medical patient/family's with real or potential acute and/or health problems which may include the psychosocial, cognitive and personal assets and limitations of the patient/family, with an emphasis in palliative care and end-of-life care.
• Establish medical diagnoses; evaluate diagnostic studies; prescribe and regulate medications; monitor therapeutic procedures; assess and/or manage follow-up plans within the protocols and practice privileges approved by supervising physician and consent with established policies and procedures.
• Record and document health appraisal data necessary to maintain, coordinate and/or expedite required services.
• Maintain ongoing communication with physician collaborator and associate director of nursing relative to select aspects of patient care or administrative issues.
• Act as resource and consultant to health care staff.
• Develop, conduct and evaluate formal and/or informal continuing education programs in the area(s) of expertise at the University Hospital and its community.
• Participate in the development and revision of nursing standards of care.
• Participate in nursing, medical and administrative committees.
• Maintain and enhance a current level of knowledge relative to the professional practice, as well as, continuing education requirements necessary for licensure and certification. Attend educational conferences.
• Participate in the research process by contributing ideas, collecting data, sharing knowledge and applying new findings to practice.
• Participate in the development and review outcome data to measure the quality of patient care.
• Other duties as assigned by palliative care physician and associate director of nursing, medicine/surgical/oncology services.


Required Qualifications:

Current New York State RN license. Master’s degree in nursing. New York State license and certification as a Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care, Palliative Care, or Adult Health. Minimum of 3 years direct patient experience to include one year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care, Oncology or Palliative Care setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification in Advance Practice/Hospice and Palliative Care. Inpatient Palliative Care experience.

Application Instructions

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All application materials must be submitted online. Please use the Apply Now button to begin your application. For technical support, please visit Interfolio's Support Site (https://support.interfolio.com/) or reach out to their Scholar Service Team at help@interfollio.com or (877) 997-8807.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Grace LaTorre at 631-444-2292.

Special Notes

Non-Tenure Track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible.

Campus Description

Long Island's premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine, represents Stony Brook University's entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook's health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools -- Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare -- as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 624 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County's only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children's, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. In the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, two floors are occupied by Stony Brook University Cancer Center’s outpatient services, and four floors are devoted to cancer research. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential core values at Stony Brook Medicine. We believe we do our best and most impactful work when we leverage our diverse, equitable and inclusive perspectives. We are proud to recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.


In response to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation requiring Hospital and Nursing Home personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, candidates selected for patient care positions or positions that may come in contact with patients or patient care employees, if not already vaccinated, must be fully vaccinated or obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the DOH vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request . It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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