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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 6:39 AM

The Palliative Care Nurse Specialist functions as a member of a hospital consult team to provide specialized care to a caseload of patients and families within the hospital. These specialized care services are designed to address primary, acute, and chronic health care needs of patients and their families with the goal of providing excellent symptom management, clarifying goals of care, and coordinating care across settings. The nurse develops and institutes plans for patient management under the supervision of the attending physician. The nurse practices within the limits of the nurse practice act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of UAMS. The nurse is accountable for promoting a collaborative relationship between the Palliative Care Consult Team and the referring Service, as well with all hospital staff involved in patient care.Sees assigned consults as directed by attending physicianCollects pertinent data from patient and/or othersPerforms bio:physical assessments on assigned patients daily and as neededDevelops a plan of care in collaboration with attending physician and other team membersAssist in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referralsPrepare and maintain accurate patient records, charts, and document to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services providedProvide training and continuing education for staffAssist in development of clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of quality palliative careAssists with collecting QI data for the Palliative Care TeamServe as a liaison to hospital case coordinators, social workers, and community hospice agencies in order to facilitate discharge planningProvide education and emotional support for patient and familyAdhere to the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the organizationRequired: Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Masters in Nursing. Valid RN License, 3 years of Registered Nursing experience, excellent communication skills, basic computer skills, strong work ethics and accountability. Preferred: RN experience in Oncology, Hospice, and/or Geriatrics. 4 years or more nursing experience, with current BLS.


• Location: Little Rock

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