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NURSE PRACTITIONER | Palliative Care @ Duke Raleigh Hospital at Duke University

January 08, 2019 9:36 PM | Josef Ayala (Administrator)

Duke Raleigh Hospital Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Position

Job Description:

Duke Palliative Care provides compassionate care, innovative teaching and pioneering research to relieve the suffering for patients with serious illness and their loved ones.

Duke Palliative Care provides a variety of clinical services for patients with serious or life-limiting illness at Duke Raleigh Hospital (DRaH). DRaH is a 186-bed facility that is recognized as a community leader in compassionate care and with distinct centers of clinical excellence in oncology, orthopedics, neurosciences, and cardiovascular services. Palliative care services at this site are being expanded to include outpatient as well as the continuation of inpatient palliative care. This dynamic role for a Nurse Practitioner will provide the opportunity for developing a strong outpatient palliative care presence as well as play a vital role on the inpatient palliative care team.

Position Summary:
The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner provides direct patient care services in the ambulatory and inpatient settings. The Nurse Practitioner performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, under the supervision of the supervisory physician. The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership in the organization.

Job Description
Assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of patients with serious or life-limiting illness in need of palliative care support in the inpatient setting at Duke Raleigh Hospital and in the outpatient setting through the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center. Will provide services under a collaborative practice agreement with the physicians of the palliative care practice.

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