UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care Services

US-WA-Seattle
1 month ago
ID
2017-7490
Type
Full Time
Department
7510 Palliative Care Services
FTE
1.00
Shift
1st, Days
New Grads?
No

Overview

Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

 

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

 

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

The primary, palliative, and supportive care ARNP serves as a member of the UW Medicine Inpatient and Outpatient Primary, Palliative and Supportive Care Practice at NWH.  He/she provides inpatient palliative and supportive care consultation and management of inpatient hospice patients, as well as outpatient palliative and supportive care consultation, and primary care to people with life limiting illness in their home setting.  The ARNP participates in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of palliative and primary care interventions (primary care interventions are applicable to the outpatient setting). Responsible for providing palliative and supportive care clinical instruction to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others as requested. Participates providing patient specific education as it relates to primary, palliative and supportive care. Serves as a clinical faculty for medical students, resident physicians, and graduate nursing students.

Qualifications

Education Background

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Master's or Doctorate in Nursing with a nurse practitioner focusing in Palliative Care

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • A current Registered Nurse (RN) License for the State of Washington is required.
  • A current Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) license for the State of Washington is required.
  • A current National Provider Identifier.
  • Active member of the NWH&MC medical staff.
  • BLS required.
  • Board certification in Adult Health, Geriatric - Gerontology, Adult-Gerontology, or Family required.
  • Board certification as an advanced practice hospice and palliative care nurse by a national recognized certifying agency to be obtained within 18 months of employment.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of two years of professional nursing experience in palliative or hospice care required.

Special Training/Skills

  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department or clinic.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients with a life-limiting illness.

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to move freely throughout the clinic and hospital.

Physical Demand Level:  Medium

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry
20 to 50 pounds occasionally
10 to 25 pounds frequently
up to 10 pounds constantly

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