Hospice/Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Location: Woburn, MA
Job ID: 174925-1A
Date Posted: May 31, 2022
Category: Adv Practice/Non MD Provider

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome To Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home. Our team provides high-quality home care and hospice services by partnering with physicians, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities to provide specialized care to patients in the comfort of their own home. Our team of nurses, therapists (physical, occupational, and speech), medical social workers, and home health aides work together to devise and implement a compassionate care plan that is expressly tailored for each patient.

About the Job

The Hospice Nurse Practitioner provides consultation in hospice & palliative care, symptom management, and supportive care to meet the needs of the patient as requested by the referring physician. Performs physical assessments and communicates with patients facing serious complex illnesses.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and consult relative to the patient’s needs including: pain and symptom management, goal setting and clarification of treatment options, advanced care planning and discussion regarding illness and end of life issues, in conjunction with other health professionals.
  • Provide patient education to the patients and their family according to the plan of care to facilitate optimal patient and family support relative to the patient's illness.
  • Work effectively with other health care professionals in environments where we may see patients as patient homes, skilled nursing facilities etc.
  • 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 Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home hospice and palliative programs.
  • Attends and participates in internal 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 reimbursement for services provided.
  • 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.

Qualifications

Master's of Science in Nursing - MSN required; 

Certification by a national body (ANCC, NBCHPN, ARNP);

Palliative care experience - ARNP preferred;

Must be licensed to practice in Massachusetts;

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five (5) years nursing experience;

Clinical nursing care experience in oncology, hospice, geriatrics, or intensive care preferred;