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Palliative care providers are consulted to support patients and families facing serious or life-limiting illness, regardless of the prognosis or stage of disease. Clinical activities of the program include pain and symptom management, psychosocial/spiritual support, and assistance with goals of care and medical decision-making in the inpatient, outpatient, and/or community settings. In addition, the program seeks to educate providers throughout the health system in the domains of palliative care, via both informal and structured educational initiatives. The program is responsible for establishing and maintaining routine data collection to monitor clinical activity, to demonstrate attention to quality and patient safety, and to support research.
The Ambulatory Palliative Care RN supports the clinical, educational, and patient safety activities of the ambulatory Palliative Care clinic in PCAM. This includes the performance of technical and administrative duties for Palliative Care staff and leadership, in support of the program’s mission. The Palliative Care RN is expected to promote organizational values by demonstrating appropriate consultation etiquette to employees who request consults. Expected hours of work: Part time, Monday-Friday 10 hours per week, flexible schedule based on clinic needs. Work remotely/offsite.
- The Ambulatory Nurse II Colleague is an RN that practices as a full partner on the health care team and consistently demonstrates safe practice within the organizational professional practice model.
- The Ambulatory Nurse II Colleague possesses the knowledge, skills, and the attitude to effectively meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Ambulatory Nurse II position description addendum. The Ambulatory Nurse II Colleague exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains.
- The Ambulatory Nurse II Colleague independently provides patient care through the application of the nursing process and accepts accountability for the nursing care of assigned patients. Assigned patients may range in age from infancy to the elderly. The Ambulatory Nurse II Colleague demonstrates within the competency domains of Continuous Quality Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice and Research, Leadership, Person and Family-Centered Care, Professionalism, Safety, Technology/Informatics, and Teamwork (Definitions listed below).
- The Ambulatory Nurse II Colleague works closely with the interprofessional health care team to facilitate the coordination of care across the continuum. The nurse focuses on expanding the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, safety, and age-appropriate considerations of assigned patients.
- Serving as a point of contact for patients and caregivers who receive care in the ambulatory Palliative Care clinic at PCAM
- Providing inbox management, patient outreach, and phone support for providers staffing the clinic
- Communicating clinical information in a timely and professional manner to patients, caregivers, clinic staff, and members of consulting services
- Supporting clinical and educational outreach initiatives sponsored by the Palliative Care team
- Tracking and managing clinical data as requested by Palliative Care leadership
- Serving as a point of contact for staff, learners, trainees, and the public who are seeking assistance or information about the Palliative Care clinic at PCAM
- Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
- Registered Nurse - PA (Required)
Education or Equivalent Experience:
- Bachelor's degree Required- BSN from an accredited school of nursing and 15+ months relevant professional nursing experience.
- Prior experience in Palliative Care or Hospice preferred.
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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