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Nurse Practitioner - Hospice/Palliative Medicine

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Why Mayo Clinic
Join the authority in medicine and partner with the nation s best hospital (U.S. News & World Report 2), ranked in more specialties than any other care provider. At Mayo Clinic, we believe there is a better path to healing that humanizes the practice of health care and inspires hope in the people who need it most. You will be part of an amazing diverse team committed to solving the most serious and complex medical challenges - one patient at a time.

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits . Eligibility may vary.

Position description
This position will be approximately 50% Palliative Care Inpatient & 50% Hospice.

The Nurse Practitioner is part of a strong interdisciplinary Hospice and Palliative Care team which includes 3 physicians, 6 nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains and others who enjoy working together toward a common goal. The NP cares for patients and their families who are experiencing advanced, life-threatening illness and helps them live as well as possible through excellent symptom management, advance care planning and psychosocial support. The Palliative & Supportive Care Service has been identified as a key area for growth organizationally and regionally.

Palliative Care practice encompasses physical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation with special emphasis on excellent symptom management and disease-specific counseling, as well as assessment and coordination of social, emotional, spiritual, and practical needs. The focus of the Palliative Care NP is not on treating a particular illness but treating the whole person and family who are experiencing it through the course of the illness to the end of life.

With the hospice population, the NP works in collaboration with an interdisciplinary health care team to provide exceptional treatment and support in the final stages of life. The NP will provide holistic care in the familiar setting of the patients home, whether it is a private residence, group home, assisted living, or a skilled nursing home. The NP will be responsible for in-person hospice recertification visits, symptom management, goals of care discussion, rounding on inpatient hospice patients, as well as being available for clinical consultation with the hospice team.

Qualifications
Active Wisconsin R.N. license or eligibility to practice professional nursing in the State of Wisconsin. National certification (i.e. ANCC or AANP) as a Nurse Practitioner. Wisconsin state APNP certification.

Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care (CPHN or ACPHN) preferred but not required at time of hire.

Additional qualifications
External applicants: to be considered for this position please upload 2-3 letters of reference with online application. New Graduates: letters must be from Clinical Preceptors.

Mayo Clinic employees: to be considered for this position please upload 2 most recent performance appraisals with online application.

Exemption status
Exempt

Benefits eligible
Yes

Schedule
Full Time

Hours / Pay period
72

Schedule details
Monday-Friday; day hours

Weekend schedule
Every 4th or 5th weekend hospice call. Potential for future weeknight call but not a current requirement.

International Assignment
No

Site description
Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. With an abundance of outdoor activities, the city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized as a Best Hospital in Northwestern Wisconsin and within the top 5 for Hospitals in Wisconsin (U.S. News & World Report, 2).

Recruiter
Susan Horne

EOE
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

Keywords: Mayo Clinic, Eau Claire , Nurse Practitioner - Hospice/Palliative Medicine, Healthcare , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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