Job ID: 290120976  |  Last Updated: 12/1/2022

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Tennessee Oncology - STW Nashville, TN

Tennessee Oncology
Nashville, TN
Applicant Contact
Eric Jackson
(251) 656-5265
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Tennessee Oncology
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Opportunity
Nashville: TN
St. Thomas West Clinic Location
Palliative Care Opportunity

About the Practice and their Mission
Tennessee Oncology is seeking a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant practicing in Palliative/Hospice care to join our extensive, well-established multi-specialty physician group practice in Nashville, TN. Experience in Palliative Care is preferred.

Tennessee Oncology is built on a foundation of clinical excellence, compassionate support, and commitment to helping our patients through very difficult times in their lives. The education and experience of our physicians and healthcare team enable us to provide access to high-quality cancer care and the expertise of clinical research for all patients, at convenient locations within their community and close to their homes.

Tennessee Oncology is a proud partner of OneOncology. OneOncology is a national partnership of leading independent community oncology practices working together to improve the lives of everyone living with cancer with a physician-led, data-driven, technology-powered, and patient-centric model. Through OneOncology, partner practices have shared technology platforms that foster communication, data sharing, and clinical excellence across the network. OneOncologys non-exclusive clinical trial site management subsidiary, OneR, delivers complex, multi-center clinical trials to affiliated practices.

About the Role
The palliative care APP provides high-quality palliative medical services by managing the symptoms related to acute and chronic cancer-related conditions, assisting with communication and coordination of care, and developing treatment plans under the medical directors supervision. The palliative care APP functions independently in seeing established and new patients and is proficient in obtaining a comprehensive history focused on palliative care problems, medication reconciliation, pertinent physical examination, and review of data including laboratory studies, imaging, and medical records. The APP is also able to formulate a relevant assessment and management plan focused on symptom management and eliciting patient and familys values and goals of care. The palliative care APP is comfortable safely prescribing controlled substances and performing the appropriate monitoring and counseling regarding risks and side effects in the outpatient setting. The palliative care APP can have difficult conversations regarding goals of care and handle intense emotional situations with patients and families and provides education and counseling regarding end-of-life preparation.

The APP will also be able to identify patients that are eligible for hospice, counsel and educate them about hospice logistics, and refer to hospice in collaboration with the primary oncologist. The palliative care APP is comfortable functioning independently on a day-to-day basis and able to take remote direction and supervision from their collaborating physician. The palliative care APP takes leadership in developing their referral basis at their clinical site(s) and maintains good relationships with referring providers and clinic staff by communicating and collaborating well regarding goals of care as well as symptom management plans. The APP uses evidence-based literature and works toward evidence-based practice to effect a positive change in the health and healthcare delivered to the patient with a past, current, or potential diagnosis of cancer.

Education, Experience, and Knowledge
Current Knowledge of Oncology and Primary Care.
Ability to Work Independently.
A license to practice as an RN or PA in the state of Tennessee is required.
A Masters degree in nursing or certification as a Physician Assistant is required.
National certification as APP (American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) or Clinical Nurse Specialist who meets the criteria for a certificate of fitness to prescribe medications, including AOCN, AOCNP, AOCNS, or Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants required
Board Certification as an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN) is preferred.
Minimum of One-Year Oncology Nurse Experience
Minimum of one year as a CRNP Practicing Palliative Care

Why choose Nashville, TN?
Nashville, TN, is one of the fastest-growing areas in Tennessee. Famously known as the Music City, Nashville is known for its musical history and culture. One may watch the biggest music stars walk the red carpet at the annual Country Music Awards. Or see country music stars perform at the legendary Grand Ole Opry. But Nashville isnt just country musicits also the songwriting capital of the world, and the city hosts the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival every year! Recently, Nashville has earned the nickname Smashville, thanks to the notoriety of the Nashville Predator hockey team.

Beyond entertainment, Nashville has phenomenal schools, a growing economy, nationally recognized music, delicious barbecue, a budding healthcare industry, and diverse culture. Nashville offers many family activities like taking a trip to the Adventure Science Center, where you can catch a show at the planetarium or get hands-on with interactive exhibits. See exotic animals like kangaroos, tortoises, parrots, and pythons while visiting the Nashville Zoo. Grab some popcorn and see independent new releases, documentaries, and foreign, or classic films at Belcourt Theatre. Or Get tickets to dance performances, musical performances, or art shows at OZ Arts Nashville. Overall, there is something for everyone in the great city of Nashville, Tennessee!

Recruitment Package
Highly Competitive Base Salary.
CME Reimbursement.
Comprehensive Medical/Dental
Retirement Savings Plan.
Malpractice Coverage Paid.
Generous Paid Time Off.
Chance to Care for Patients in the Comfort of their Communities.
Opportunity for Career Growth.

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