PEDIATRIC Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner - ARNP
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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, 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 VITAS Solutions, Inc. Attends and participates in internal VITAS Solutions, Inc. 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 and 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 years nursing experience; clinical nursing care 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.
Pediatric experience required.
Licensed to practice in state; certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner. Master's of Science in Nursing- MSN.