Job: Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Medicine Service NP - Palliative Medicine Service

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Posted: 02/01/2018

Job Reference #: 108002

Job Description

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Palliative Medicine Service

Per Diem

Day shift

every third weekend, Fri/Sat/Sun + coverage



Nurse Practitioner

The Palliative Medicine Service Nurse Practitioner functions under general Nurse Practitioner Standardized Procedure approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (CIDP.) The Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides routine care and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the supervising physician and through implementation of standardized procedures. (S) he reports to the Director of Nursing Support Services and is responsible for working in collaboration with a physician, and other palliative care team members, in an active practice to deliver palliative care and related health care services to patients and families. The NP possesses skills and knowledge to competently provide excellent patient care, offers a high level of compassion and comfort discussing end-of-life issues and pain and symptom management to develop the patient’s plan of care. The NP will also educate patients and families in terms of services provided by Palliative Care and will provide education and in-service, as requested, on Palliative Care.


Current RN licensure and a registered professional nurse who is authorized by California to practice as a nurse practitioner in accordance with California law and be certified as a nurse practitioner by a recognized national certifying body that has established standards for nurse practitioners; or be a registered professional nurse who is authorized by California to practice as a nurse practitioner by December 31, 2000. A furnishing license issued by the Board of Registered Nursing and a current DEA number from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration for schedule II-IV controlled substances is required. Certification in Basic Life Support or completion within 30 days from the date of hire. A minimum of 2 years of experience in palliative care, pain management, oncology, and/or hospice. Must have excellent assessment, diagnosis and treatment skills, strong communication skills and be self directed, motivated, and highly organized. Palliative care certification completed within two years of hire.


Education and/or work experience in palliative care strongly preferred. Palliative Care certification preferred.

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