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Nurse Practitioner, Community-based Palliative Care

Facility: Good Shepherd Hospice Location: Farmingdale, NY Department: Palliative Care Category: Physician / Mid-Level Practitioner Schedule: Full Time Shift: Day shift Hours: 8:30a-4:30p ReqNum: 6009235

Community-based Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

JOB SUMMARY:The Palliative Medicine Nurse Practitioner works under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer for Hospice and Palliative Medicine.The Palliative Medicine Nurse Practitioner provides specialty level consultation and management to patients and their families facing chronic, complex and/or life-threatening conditions in the home setting and/or other community locations.

The roles of the Advanced Practice Palliative Medicine Nurse include, but are not limited to:

Comprehensive medical and psychosocial assessments of patients and families with palliative care needs

Skilled and meticulous symptom management, including the prescription of pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacological therapies

Formulate, implement, monitor, evaluate and modify palliative care plans with input from interdisciplinary team members and other collaborating care providers

Serve as clinical and educational role model and mentor

Education:Master's Degree in Nursing and graduate of an approved Nurse Practitioner Program required

Experience and Special Skills:Previous experience in home-based services, complex cases and/or palliative care is preferred; some bedside hospital, oncology, ER or ICU experience a plus

License and/or Registration: NY State RN license, Current NY State certification as a Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive privileges. Valid DEA registration number. Board Certification as Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (APHPCN) within one year of hire.

Skills and Abilities:Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.Good

verbal and written communication skills.Ability to perform diagnostic and

treatment modalities required of specialty.Ability to interpret scientific studies

required of the specialty.Ability to teach and counsel.Ability to work

independently.Excellent critical analysis skills.Multi-task oriented.Strong

critical thinking abilities.Ability to plan, organize, prioritize.

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