WCHN Western Connecticut Health Network

Palliative Care Coordinator (APRN or PA)

US-CT-Norwalk
2 months ago
ID
2016-6444
Standard Hours
Full Time 40 Hour
Shift
Day 8
Work Schedule
9a-5p
Department
Palliative Care Norwalk WCMG 4289

Job Summary

Western Connecticut Medical Group is seeking a Palliative Care Coordinator (APRN or PA) for Palliative Care at Norwalk Hospital. It is an exciting new position in a newly created Palliative Care Department to provide Palliative Care Services for Cancer patients.


At Western Connecticut Medical Group, our priorities are to provide patients with personalized and attentive care, help patients manage chronic medical problems, and enable our patients to get and stay as healthy as possible. We have the ability to coordinate primary care and specialty care needs with the advanced diagnostic and treatment services available through our network of over 385 physicians and 3 member hospitals: Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, and Norwalk Hospital.


Work for Us
Working for Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN), comprised of Danbury Hospital; New Milford Hospital; Norwalk Hospital; Western Connecticut Medical Group; and Western Connecticut Home Care, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of other people. Our Western Connecticut Health Network Department of Research and Innovation, focused on the field of molecular science and personalized medicine, ranks among our country’s leading research organizations. Our Network offers many opportunities to grow your own skills and expertise – we offer competitive pay and a great working environment.

 

Job Summary:
The APRN or PA will identify patients for palliative care through screening and attend tumor boards. The primary function of the Palliative Care Coordinator 3 (APRN or PA) is to provide medical care for patients in collaboration with the physician. The Palliative Care Coordinator 3 (APRN or PA) is responsible and accountable for the palliative care management of the adult oncology patient, and palliative care population. The role will assist in the development of palliative care program in the oncology setting following the National Consensus Guidelines and the Joint Commission Standards.

 

The APRN or PA is responsible for carrying a patient case load in collaboration with the Oncology Medical team. The APRN/PA is expected to assess/refer patients for both the physical and psychosocial needs of the oncology patient as well as the oncologist in creating patient cancer treatment summaries. The role is under the Western CT Medical Group for Palliative Care.

Job Requirements

  • This position requires a minimum formal education of Master Degree, State of CT RN and APRN license or PA license, and Federal DEA CT controlled Substance license.
  • At least 1 year experience as an APRN or PA, preferably in either Palliative Care or Hospice Care is required.
  • Excellent communication, clinical and interpersonal skills to facilitate patient care between hospitalists, private physicians, referral and collaboration amongst other hospital staff. Able to work well with a large multidisciplinary team. Able to work confidently and independently.
  • Board Certification in Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing (ACHPN) required within 2 years of hire for APRN
  • Willing to work Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

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