Atlantic Health System is seeking a Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care Clinician at Morristown Medical Center. Will perform comprehensive health histories and physical assessments of patients living with serious illness; incorporate holistic aspects of the patients' care and accurate documentation of findings in a timely manner; employ skilled and meticulous symptom management, and continuum of care planning.
These services will be provided primarily in an embedded ambulatory/outpatient setting where the nurse practitioner will coordinate with the patient's primary care and specialist clinicians. Comfort practicing in the inpatient setting and post-acute facilities is an asset. In-person hours mostly scheduled during the weekdays with participation in an on-call coverage rotation worked remotely.
This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your passion to develop advanced palliative care skills while growing a program, all done in collaboration with a specialized interdisciplinary team under mentorship and support from a highly experienced Palliative Care certified Medical Director.
Essential Job Functions:
Conducts comprehensive, focused assessments of patients and families with palliative care needs.
Work with patients and families to determine their understanding of the patient's condition, proposed treatment plan and advance care planning.
Formulates, implements, monitors, evaluates, and modifies palliative care plans with input from an interdisciplinary palliative care team and other collaborating care providers (primary care and specialists).
Assist patients and families in developing treatment plans, including the management of medications and pain control.
Assist in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals.
Completes advance care planning with patient and family and refers to hospice as is appropriate.
Engage in quality improvement in patient care services and department functions, including evaluating the effectiveness of the health care delivery system in meeting the health care needs of palliative care patients and families.
Plans clinical and educational interventions, which are consistent with individual/organizational needs and goals, and evaluate change/outcomes.
Participates in on-call coverage rotation.
Partners in the development and growth of the Palliative Care Program.
Participates in palliative care research with a focus on outcomes.
Candidate will have the ability to utilize the nursing process to assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate the plan of care for patients served. Through the model of Shared Governance, collaborate with all members of the health care team with a focus on promoting evidenced based care within a healing culture for the patient population served and their families.
Candidate will demonstrate and embrace the PRIDE core values (Professionalism, Respect, Involvement, Dignity and Excellence) in every aspect of their job.
Candidate must have excellent communication and computer skills.
If interested, please email CV to Brian Mills, Physician & Advanced Practice Recruiter at Brian.Mills@atlantichealth.org
Masters degree in Nursing required
Valid NJ NP license required
Palliative Care certification a plus
1-2 years experience preferred
Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined with the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 14th year in a row to Fortune's 'Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For' list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families, and our employees.
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