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Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care

Caris Healthcare Columbia, TN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Nurse Practitioner is a licensed independent practitioner who is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating health care for the palliative care patient in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care (assessment of health status, diagnosis, development of plan of care and treatment, implementation of treatment plan, and evaluation of patient status). Palliative care clinical management is conducted in collaboration with other health care team members including hospice and home health.


  1. Functions independently to perform age-appropriate history and physical for complex acute, critical, and chronically ill patients.
  2. Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to patient’s age-specific needs.
  3. Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities
  4. Implements interventions to support the patient with chronic conditions to decrease recurring hospitalizations.
  5. Assists with the provision of palliative care in accordance with facility, state, and federal regulations.
  6. Monitors the effectiveness of interventions.
  7. Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings, e.g. admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.
  8. Collaborates with primary care physicians/NP by making appropriate referrals, follow up calls, and coordination of care.
  9. Facilitates patient and family decision making by providing education on palliative care for chronic conditions, end of life care, advance directives, and chronic care management.

  1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  2. Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
  3. Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensure
  4. Nurse Practitioner certification in Hospice or Palliative Care within 1 year of starting the position
  5. Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  6. Minimum of 5 years OR clinical hospice and palliative care experience. 2 years’ experience in the Nurse Practitioner role preferred.

Caris Healthcare

Why Work Here?

Committed to excellence, while reflecting our core values of compassion, accountability, respect, integrity and service

Caris believes all patients and their family members deserve the best care and treatment throughout their time with us. Our nursing professionals, staff and volunteers are committed to excellence, while reflecting our core values of compassion, accountability, respect, integrity and service – the Caris promise to you. Caris has 28 offices in Tennessee, Virginia, Missouri, South Carolina and Georgia, and we are grateful to have been trusted with the well-being of more than 40,000 patients and their family members. Our unwavering commitment is to provide a graceful and peaceful end-of-life journey.

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