Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Medicine Job

Full Job Title: Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care-E

Job Number: 17010559

Facility: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Madison

Location: Madison, WI

Schedule: Full Time

Hours: 8am-4:40pm


Role Purpose:
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with the Palliative Care Consultative Service Medical Director and other interdisciplinary team members and is accountable for providing and managing the outcomes in the delivery of palliative health care services to patient and families. Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner works across the care continuum that include: 1) individual and family 2) patient populations 3) interdisciplinary team 4) organization/system 5) health care system.
    • Provides expert clinical consultation and care regarding palliative care to patients, families, staff and community.
    • Functions as a member of a consultative interdisciplinary work team. Works with other patient care staff as a direct care provider or in a consultative role.
    • Consults with palliative care consultative service Medical Director or designees and other physicians as needed; informs primary physician of services provided
    • Develops, negotiates and advances the plan of care specific to palliative care and end of life issues.
    • Oversees palliative care management and facilitates appropriate and timely resources in the provision of palliative care to meet identified palliative care consultative service outcomes.
    • Provides training and continuing education for staff.
    • Assists in the development of clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of quality palliative care.
    • Adheres to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the organization.
    • Utilizes the nursing process to plan and coordinate interventions and evaluate care for patients and families through complex clinical reasoning and advanced synthesis of information, management of complex health care needs and coordination of the interdisciplinary health care team.
    • Preforms comprehensive physical evaluations, orders and interpret diagnostics, and prescribes appropriate medications.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Master of Science or equivalent required. Graduate of a Master's program for Advanced Practice Nurse
    • State of Wisconsin RN Licensure, State of Wisconsin Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP) Certification, National Certification (AANP, ANCC, NCB/PNP, or NCC) and DEA License required. National certification in palliative care required within one year of hire.
    • Minimum of two years of clinical experience in area hospice, geriatric, oncology and/or primary care.
    • Must obtain Medical Staff privileges
    • Extensive professional working knowledge and clinical expertise in area of specialization. Incorporates knowledge of developmental stages for patients, neonates through geriatrics, as it pertains to specific patient populations. Has knowledge base regarding health care delivery systems and health care financing arrangements.
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