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The goal of Northside Hospital's (NSH) Palliative Medicine program is to focus on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients facing complex or life limiting illness at any point during their disease process. The goal of this program is to reduce suffering and improve quality of life for these patients and their families in collaboration with other members of the health care team. As a member of the Palliative Interdisciplinary team, this position will play a pivotal role in providing palliative medicine consultation for seriously ill patients and their families. Duties include comprehensive medical and psychosocial evaluation of patients and families, skilled and meticulous symptom management, and involvement and participation in discharge planning and continuity of care efforts according to NSH standards of care. Educational efforts in palliative medicine are key elements of this work. Promotes excellence in care and customer service to all patients served. Serves as a role model of excellence in nursing knowledge and clinical practice.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
- Master's Degree in Nursing from an Accredited College or University and certified as a Nurse Practitioner in area of clinical focus.
- Effective analytical and organization skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to educate others and serve as a positive change agent.
- Leadership skills to direct others toward the successful treatment of patients.
- Analytical skills to evaluate patient's status and healthcare procedures/techniques and to monitor quality of care.
- Fiscal skills to monitor and control costs and revenue.
- Willingness to learn and remain flexible in the changing healthcare environment.
- Ability to assist staff in times of crisis or emergency.
- Ability to conceptualize, develops, and implements new ideas or systems.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion while performing duties.
- Ability to meet with the public outside the institution and efficiently market and promote cancer treatment.
- Ability to determine work priorities, assigns work, and ensures proper completion of work assignments.
- BLS Certification every two (2) years.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES/LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION PREFERRED
- ACLS Certification every two (2) years.