Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care - Full Time - DaysMercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
Consistent with the American Nurses Association Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and Scope of Practice for the Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP), the PCNP provides comprehensive, holistic advanced nursing care to patients' chronic, progressive disease. The PCNP functions in four areas of advanced practice: 1) direct, comprehensive patient care, 2) systems management, 3) education, and 4) professional leadership and publication. The PCNP conducts all phases of case management for patients with chronic, progressive disease including assessment, close collaboration with physicians, use of protocols to manage routine patient problems and coordinating the recommendations of various disciplines. The PCNP will use advanced knowledge and skill to identify abnormal conditions, diagnose health problems, develop and implement treatment plans, evaluate patient outcomes, and collaborate with the physicians and the multidisciplinary team to deliver patient-centered palliative care services to patients. In addition to the clinical practice, the PCNP serves as consultant, mentor/role model, organizational leader, and is involved in program development and implementation, including, but not limited to, active participation / facilitation of palliative care and chronic disease management initiatives.
Customers include: patients, families/visitors, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, case managers, clinical documentation specialists, coders, clinical professional services associates, representatives of third party payers, representative of referring agencies, interdepartmental and intradepartmental associates, vendors, and volunteers.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) required.
Current ARNP licensure in the State of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin
Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter.
Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) will be required within 30 days of hire and every 2 years thereafter.
3-5 years clinical nursing experience with a minimum of 2 years of nurse practitioner experience in the hospital or clinic setting.
Experience with chronic disease management, hospice, or palliative care preferred.
Demonstrated leadership and management abilities preferred.
Experience with electronic medical records (such as Cerner/PowerChart) and computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), HealthStream, Intranet; and use of reporting tools.
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