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Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Lawrence , MA

Department
Nurse Practitioner
Job ID
11227
Schedule
Full Time
Shift
Days

Description

The Palliative Care Team includes physicians who are board certified in hospice and palliative care, nurse practitioners with extensive experience in pain and symptom management, and social workers who are knowledgeable about the physical, emotional and spiritual issues that often accompany a serious or life-limiting illness.

Responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner include:

  • Remains current on clinical standards of practice in hospice and palliative care; promotes evidence based practice.
  • Provides medical expertise on pain and symptom management
  • Provides discussions on goals of care with all patients
  • Identifies/evaluates issues; reaches sound conclusions; generates alternatives; makes accurate and timely decisions.
  • Maintains documentation of patient visits, and communicates recommendations to providers. 
  • Utilizes interpersonal skills to establish and maintain relationships within the medical community
  • Demonstrates ability to work as a team player and function as a member of an interdisciplinary team. 

Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in hospice and palliative care.
  • Licensed as Nurse Practitioner in MA , ME and NH (or willingness to obtain).
  • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain relationships within the medical community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player and function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
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