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Company: RWJBH
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


RWJBH is seeking a compassionate, knowledgeable and collaborative Nurse Practitioner to work full-time with our long-established Inpatient Palliative Care Program. This is a day position working 40 hours/week.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage inpatient hospital consultations to the palliative care service and physician, staff and community education..
  • Plan, attend and facilitate family meetings for goals of care and advance care planning. Perform completion of advance directives and POLST forms with patients.
  • Routinely collaborate with attending medical team to discuss and establish palliative care plan as it relates to their overall clinical condition.
  • Frequent communication and coordination with other members of the healthcare team to ensure the best patient outcomes.
  • Document clinical notes timely to communicate the palliative care plan as well as support appropriate and timely billing of palliative care services.
  • Educate all members of the healthcare team on a case by case basis as well as in educational forums/seminars/presentations, including but not limited to ELNEC, Grand Rounds, and staff orientation.
  • Educate the community, including lay persons as well as professionals in healthcare facilities, on the tenets of palliative care, pain and symptom management, advance care planning and POLST forms.
  • Weekly participation in palliative care interdisciplinary meetings and daily morning huddles.
  • Participate in on call coverage for the palliative care service.
  • Participate in biomedical ethical discussions and consultations as needed.
  • Participate in the development and revision of policies and standards, including but not limited to Joint Commission Certification.
  • Maintain Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing (ACHPN) or obtain and maintain certification within one year of hire.
  • Perform and participate in research as necessary to advance the specialty of palliative care.

Education and Skills Required:

  • Masters in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner, DNP preferred.
  • Graduate level palliative care training preferred.
  • Specialty level certification preferred. Mandatory to be obtained within two years of hire and maintained throughout employment.
  • 1-3 years palliative care experience preferred or experience with complex disease management and advance care planning.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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