Nurse Practitioner Shift: Days Job Details: Masters Degree Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support(ACLS) Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Nurse Practitioner (NP) Registered Nurse (RN) 3 - 5 years of experience required This position supports the Holy Cross Health system, which includes Holy Cross Hospital, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, and multiple locations throughout the Holy Cross Health Network. Colleagues will have a primary work location, from which to support the system, though, at times, this location may be subject to change, depending on the needs of the organization. General Summary: Collaborates with Palliative Care physician, and member of Palliative Care team. As member of team, performs and documents assessments and consultations on patients, provides staff and patient education, and works with team in developing Palliative Care Program. Functions within standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines for organization. Supports Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health. Minimum Licensure & Certification Required (if applicable): 1. Current license from Maryland Board of Nursing or Compact State as Registered Nurse (RN). 2. Licensed as Nurse Practitioner (NP) in State of Maryland; NP attestation form on file with Maryland Board of Nursing. 3. Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) license from Maryland Division of Drug Control, and registration with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). 4. Current BLS Healthcare Provider certification from American Heart Association. 5. Member in good standing of Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital Medical & Dental Staffs. Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 1. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in nursing; minimum of two (2) years of experience in pain management, hospice or palliative care preferred. 2. Effective verbal and written communication skills. 3. Strong interpersonal skills. 4. EPEC (Education in Palliative & End of Life Care) and ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) training preferred, or completion of program with similar content and competencies. 5. Ability to independently perform palliative care consultations, and develop care plan consistent with patient and family goals. 6. Experience in conducting family meetings and discussing goals of care. 7. Understands concept of comfort care, and has ability to transition patients to comfort care plan, including palliative ventilator extubation. 8. Training and experience in managing pain, prescribing opioids (all routes: oral, subcutaneous, intravenous, transdermal, transmucosal, and rectal), PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) pumps, rapid opioid titration, and managing non-pain symptoms. 9. Consults with Palliative Care physician or designee, as needed, informs primary physician of services provided, and collaborates with other physicians, as needed. 10. Assists in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals. 11. Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and documents, to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services provided. 12. Assists in development of clinical practice guidelines and standards in support of quality palliative care. 13. Adheres to practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff, and organization. 14. Initiates reimbursement for services rendered. 15. Must have visual and auditory acuity. 16. Uses computer and automated technology appropriately. Working Conditions: Hospital patient care units, including Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Center; hospital outpatient clinics; health care facilities affiliated with Holy Cross Health. Reporting Relationship: Reports to Palliative Care Medical Director. Experienced bilingual candidates who, in addition to English, are fluent in speaking, writing and interpreting Spanish, French, Portuguese, or Mandarin Chinese, are strongly encouraged to apply.