Caris Healthcare

  • Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

    Location US-TN-Columbia
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/6/2018 4:48 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed independent practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the palliative care patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status). Palliative care clinical management is conducted in collaboration with other health care team members including hospice and home health.


    1. Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for complex acute, critical, and chronically ill patients.
    2. Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient’s age-specific needs.
    3. Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities
    4. Implements interventions to support the patient with chronic conditions to decrease recurring hospitalizations. 
    5. Assists with the provision of palliative care in accordance with facility, state, and federal regulations.
    6. Monitors the effectiveness of interventions.
    7. Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings, e.g. admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.
    8. Collaborates with primary care physicians/NP by making appropriate referrals, follow up calls, and coordination of care.
    9. Facilitates patient and family decision making by providing education on palliative care for chronic conditions, end of life care, advance directives, and chronic care management.      


    1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    2. Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
    3. Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensure
    4. Nurse Practitioner certification in Hospice or Palliative Care within 1 year of starting the position
    5. Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    6. Minimum of 5 years OR clinical hospice and palliative care experience. 2 years’ experience in the Nurse Practitioner role preferred.



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