Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
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.
Facilitates clarification of patient and family goals of care.
Facilitates access to appropriate support models of care i.e. hospice, rehabilitation and on-going aggressive treatment.
Assists with diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic health conditions.
Consults with palliative care physician as needed, informs primary physician of recommended services and collaborates with other physicians as needed.
Educates facility staff, co-workers and the community on all aspects of palliative care and the services provided by Palliative Medical Associates.
Attends and participates in internal Palliative Medical Associates of Palliative Care team meetings.
Consults with the referring physician, the acute care team and other involved providers to contribute to the patient's plan of care.
Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.
Prescribes medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed after collaboration with palliative care and referring physician.
Orders diagnostics / treatments as needed after collaboration with palliative care and referring physicians.
Assists in development of clinical practice guidelines / standards in support of quality palliative care as requested by supervisor.
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years nursing experience.
Clinical nursing care experience in oncology, hospice, geriatrics, intensive care preferred.
Certification by a national body (ANCC, NBCHPN, AANP).
Palliative care ARNP preferred.
Knowledge of the interdisciplinary team concept.
Reliable transportation, current state driver's license and automobile insurance.
Must be licensed to practice in state where the Palliative Medical Associates is located.
Certified as ARNP-CRNP.
Master's of Science in Nursing- MSN required.
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About VITAS Healthcare
VITAS® Healthcare, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 47 hospice programs in 14 states and the District of Columbia. (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin). VITAS employs 12,078 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients’ homes, but also in the company’s 28 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the second quarter of 2019, VITAS reported an average daily census of 18,845.