Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant – Palliative Care
Maine Medical Center
Full-time, Day shift
Maine Medical Center, a MaineHealth member, is seeking an Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) to join our growing Palliative Care Program. Our innovative and expanding program serves the community in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The Palliative Care team focuses on ensuring collaborative, holistic support to patients and their families. The NP/PA will provide palliative care along with the Palliative Care interdisciplinary team, which includes physicians, APPs, Nurses, Social Workers and Chaplains. The NP/PA is an educator within the organization in regards to pain and symptom management and the support of patients/families with the primary focus on the quality of life and interdisciplinary needs of patients and families who are faced with serious illness.
Provide inpatient/outpatient palliative care consultation services in collaboration with the Palliative Care interdisciplinary team by providing expert assessment and treatment of complex symptoms.
Collaborates successfully as a member of the multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team, taking responsibility for quality and continuity of care of assigned patients.
Embodies and serves as an ambassador for the philosophy of evidence-based symptom management and whole patient assessment for patient with serious illnesses referred to the team. She/he moves the practice forward in evidence-based management of symptom.
Works with the interdisciplinary team to facilitate clarification of patient and family goals of care and access to appropriate support models of care, i.e. hospice, rehabilitation, ongoing aggressive treatment.
Completes timely and accurate documentation of all activities in the Epic EMR system.
Plans care with inpatient and outpatient social work and case management, utilizing community resources (including home health and home hospice agencies).
Participates in education of non-palliative care providers and promotes culture transformation to reinforce compassion and support for patients within the health system.
Respects patient confidentiality, privacy, and dignity. Provides services in a quick and courteous manner with care and respect for the patient’s individual needs.
Provide expert assessment and treatment of complex symptoms.
Participate in multi-specialty Palliative Care team meetings.
Help educate medical students, residents, nurses, physician colleagues and other hospital staff about Palliative Care principles and practices.
You’ll love the comprehensive benefits that MMC offers – including pet insurance, cell phone discounts, tuition reimbursement, and our Employee Discount Program, “Perks Connect.”
About Maine Medical Center:
Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth, with 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence. Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including the state’s only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Inside and out, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, MMC is committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals.
MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.