Palliative Nurse Practitioner, Cecil Campus Team

Job Requisition #: JR57361

End Date: 6/28/2022

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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ChristianaCare is searching for a Nurse Practitioner to join its talented Supportive and Palliative Care team working at our Cecil Campus in Elkton, MD.  The selected candidate will work in the outpatient setting and inpatient consults as needed. This is a M-F position with 4 10 hr shift days. 

Interested candidates must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be an excellent team player and educator, and committed to continuous learning and personal growth. You will help provide clinical leadership and expertise within the palliative care clinical team and identify opportunities to improve the patient and family experience of care and to improve the effectiveness of resource use.


  • Assess health status of assigned patients through complete physical examination and medical history.
  • Analyze patient data and formulate an individualize plan of care based on patient assessment and needs  including but not limited to pain, symptom management, psychosocial distress, spiritual issues in collaboration with physicians, nursing, and other members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of prescribed management plan and be able to pivot as needed.
  • Establish priorities based on patient needs and act on these accordingly.
  • Order and/or interpret diagnostic testing, therapeutic modalities, or procedures, within scope of practice and credentials.
  • Assist patient and family in understanding of illness, prognosis, and treatment options as well as defining goals of care and document in the EMR taking into consideration cultural differences.
  • Utilize teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge of palliative medicine to promote and provide education and counseling to the patient and/or family including teach back.
  • Act as a liaison for patients, families, and other health professionals to achieve the best quality of care for the patient, be able to lead patient/family meetings, and able to facilitate communication including but not limited diagnosis, treatment options, prognosis, delivery of bad news, transition from curative to hospice, goals of care, and post death options (autopsy, tissue/organ donation).
  • Provide coordination of care and communication across settings/disciplines to promote: a positive image, benefits of palliative medicine, and collaboration utilizing case management techniques.

-Masters' degree from an accredited program for graduate level nursing
-Licensed or eligible for licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland and Delaware
-Advanced Palliative Medicine Certification preferred; or attained within 2 years.
-Prescription Authority required; DEA Registration required
-BLS required

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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