Yale New Haven Health System

  • ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER - PALLIATIVE CARE

    Job Locations US-CT-Greenwich
    Job ID
    64922
    Department
    GH PALLIATIVE CARE
    Category
    ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS/PA/NP
    Position Type
    Full Time Benefits Eligible
    Scheduled Hours
    37.5
    Work Schedule
    DAY/EVENING
    Work Days
    MONDAY - FRIDAY
    Work Hours
    8A-4:30P OR 8:30 - 5:00P. SOME FLEXIBILITY
    Work Shift
    BE PART OF A CALL ROTATION WITH PALLIATIVE CARE PHYSICIANS.
    Requisition ID
    2018-18474
  • Overview

    ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER - PALLIATIVE CARE

    GREENWHICH HOSPITAL

    INPATIENT WITH POTENTIAL TO EXPAND INTO OUTPATIENT

    37.5 HOURS PER WEEK

     

    The primary function of the advanced practice palliative care registered nurse is to enhance and support our consultation service in which the APRN will interact with the patient's direct care team and palliative care, team leadership, for patient specific palliative care interventions as needed. The APRN works collaboratively within the palliative care program, helping to develop evidence-based protocols and standards, and helping with the coordination of continuing education programs for nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains and other Greenwich hospital staff as appropriate.

     

    The Stephen and Betsy Corman Center for Palliative Care at Greenwich Hospital is dedicated to the care and comfort of seriously ill patients and their families. Palliative care focuses on symptom and pain management and quality of life issues for adult patients with complex, chronic or terminal illnesses at any stage of the illness. Working to relieve symptoms, pain and stress, the palliative care team helps families understand the pros and cons of various procedures, medications and letting nature take its course.

    The palliative care approach benefits patients with a variety of illnesses, from cancer, respiratory and heart ailments, to dementia and other neurologic conditions.

    Sickness is stressful, often painful. The palliative care team is here to:

     

    • Explain treatment options
    • Help patients be comfortable with their decisions
    • Keep lines of communication open among patients, their families and their doctors

    Along with hospice care, which focuses on end of life, the hospital’s palliative care program is designed to educate, empower, and comfort.

    Care is focused on the emotional, physical and spiritual support of the patient and family to improve quality of life. Whether the patient is at home or hospitalized, our palliative care team will discuss the patient's plan of care with him/her frequently to make sure the patient's needs and wishes are being met and that his treatments are in line with his goals.

     

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.



    EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

    Responsibilities

    Clinical practice:

    • Identifies patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting, who have palliative care needs.
    • Works with the healthcare team to develop ways to monitor patients across the continuum, and to develop strategies to avoid hospitalization and/or decreased length of stay.
    • Provides consultation to the clinical care team regarding symptom management interventions.
    • Develop in collaboration with the other healthcare professional’s evidence-based protocols and Knowledgeable of current local, regional and national clinical and operational trends in palliative care.
    • Contributes to clinical literature and or to local regional or national presentations to promote quality palliative care an outcomes.
    • Acts as a clinical resource for the healthcare team and serves as a role model/preceptor for advanced practice nursing students.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of patient education materials regarding palliative care.
    • Participates in the evaluation of the palliative care program.
    • Participates in nursing and other research activities related to palliative care, as appropriate.

    Qualifications

    Educational preparation at the Master's level of nursing. Clinical privileges required when performing certain advanced practice activities. Graduation from an accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner program required.

    EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum 1 to 3 years clinical experience related to palliative care nursing.

    LICENSURE

    Certified as an APRN by the National Commission on Certification of Nurse Practitioners. Must hold a valid Connecticut medical license, Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration and Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certification.

    SPECIAL SKILLS

    Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

    PHYSICAL DEMAND

    MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids. Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.

    Additional Information

    The Hospital

    Greenwich Hospital is a 206 bed community hospital – a state of the art facility which serves as a model for advanced health care design and is a member of the Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). This is an outstanding opportunity to work with a highly professional and well-staffed environment with an unwavering commitment to exceptional patient care and service excellence. A major academic affiliate of Yale University School of Medicine and a member of the Yale New Haven Health System, Greenwich Hospital has evolved into a progressive medical center and teaching institution with an internal medicine residency program. We represent all medical specialties and offer a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. High quality care coupled with convenient location are reasons many patients choose Greenwich Hospital.

     

    The Stephen and Betsy Corman Center for Palliative Care at Greenwich Hospital is dedicated to the care and comfort of seriously ill patients and their families. Palliative care focuses on symptom and pain management and quality of life issues for adult patients with complex, chronic or terminal illnesses at any stage of the illness. Working to relieve symptoms, pain and stress, the palliative care team helps families understand the pros and cons of various procedures, medications and letting nature take its course.

    The palliative care approach benefits patients with a variety of illnesses, from cancer, respiratory and heart ailments, to dementia and other neurologic conditions.

    Sickness is stressful, often painful. The palliative care team is here to:

     

    • Explain treatment options
    • Help patients be comfortable with their decisions
    • Keep lines of communication open among patients, their families and their doctors

    Along with hospice care, which focuses on end of life, the hospital’s palliative care program is designed to educate, empower, and comfort.

    Care is focused on the emotional, physical and spiritual support of the patient and family to improve quality of life. Whether the patient is at home or hospitalized, our palliative care team will discuss the patient's plan of care with him/her frequently to make sure the patient's needs and wishes are being met and that his treatments are in line with his goals.

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