Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care - Per Diem - Days
Mountain View, CA 
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El Camino Health is committed to hiring, retaining and growing the best and brightest professionals who will carry our mission and vision forward. We are proud of our reputation in the community: One built on compassion, innovation, collaboration and delivering high-quality care. Come join the team that makes this happen.

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Day: 8 hours

Job Description

Provides professional nursing services to patients following established standards and practices under the supervision of an assigned MD. Applies nursing process and theories as well as principles of psycho-social and physical sciences, in assessing, planning, diagnosing, implementing, evaluating, and modifying patient care. Strives for quality outcomes and innovative practice in accordance with the California Nursing Practice Act and the Hospital/departmental policies. This position is accountable for the quality of nursing services delivered and for the delivery of care consistent with the ANA Code of Ethics and the ANA Bill of Rights for Nursing. The Nurse Practitioner provides care in a collaborative manner with other disciplines to ensure optimal, individualized patient care and outcomes. All aspects of the Nurse Practitioner's performance supports service excellence and a healing environment.

The Nurse Practitioner serves as a liaison between the patient and family, physician, internal and external care providers, specialists, referrers, support network members, e.g, social workers and nutritionists, and the wider health care community.

Cancer Center

The Nurse Practitioner, Cancer Services (NP) aids oncology patients in achieving optimal quality of life by focusing on symptom management, assisting with care coordination, providing support and education, empowering patients to optimize time with clinicians and facilitating appropriate follow-up care. The NP will also provide Palliative Care/Coordination of Palliative Care throughout the continuum.

Heart & Vascular Institute

The Nurse Practitioner, Heart & Vascular Institute (NP) aids patients in achieving optimal quality of life by focusing on symptom management, assisting with care coordination, providing support and education, empowering patients to optimize time with clinicians and facilitating appropriate follow-up care. The NP will provide care throughout the continuum.

Neuroscience Institute

Specific Responsibilities regarding the Stroke Program include:

  • Act as an extension of the role of the Stroke Program Coordinator and work closely with the neurology team
  • Actively involved in the management of stroke and TIA patients across the continuum of care from the hyperacute phase of admission, the inpatient stay and outpatient follow up. The NP will be responsible for outcomes measurement for stroke patients.
  • Collaborate with the Stroke Program Medical Director for maintenance and growth of the program
  • Collaborate with the Interventional Program Medical Director for maintenance and growth of the program
  • Educate healthcare team and develop staff regarding care of the Neurovascular patient population and development PI projects

Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab - Lung Nodule

The Nurse Practitioner, Lung Nodule (NP) aids oncology patients in achieving optimal quality of life by focusing on symptom management, assisting with care coordination, providing support and education, empowering patients to optimize time with clinicians and facilitating appropriate follow-up care. The NP will also provide Palliative Care/Coordination of Palliative Care throughout the continuum.

Palliative Care

The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner provides direct and indirect care to patients while assuring expert nursing care for the management of life-limiting illness The NP plans, implements and evaluates clinical programs to advance patient care and nursing practice, provides education and clinical leadership. The NP delivers symptom management, psycho-social support, advance care planning and end-of-life care.

    Qualifications

    Master's degree in Nursing.

    Minimum of one (1) year outpatient experience.

    Furnishing and DEA number.

    Strong facilitative collaboration skills.

    Ability to work cooperatively/collaboratively as part of a team, developing productive working relationships with diverse groups of people.

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem solving, conflict resolution skills.

    Cancer Center

    Dept Specific Experience

    Three (3) years' recent experience as a NP in Outpatient Oncology setting or Palliative Care required

    Heart & Vascular Institute

    Dept Specific Experience

    Three (3) years' recent experience as a NP in cardiology setting required.

    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    Dept Specific Experience

    Three (3) years of recent experience in neonatal nursing care including at least one in a facility with an NICU that is equivalent to a Regional or Community NICU and demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge in the clinical area.

    Demonstrated ability to produce results and coordinate projects

    Experience of expertise in quality improvement and evidenced based practice.

    Neuroscience Institute
    Dept Specific Experience
    Training in cardiovascular/stroke care.

    Experience in risk factor reduction, education, and counseling and case management.

    Palliative Care

    Dept Specific Experience

    Minimum of one year of palliative care nurse practitioner experience

    Experience of expertise in quality improvement and evidenced based practice.

    Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab - Lung Nodule

    Dept Specific Experience

    Three (3) years' recent experience as a NP in Outpatient Oncology setting or Pulmonary.

    Senior Health Center

    Dept Specific Experience

    Minimum of two years of recent direct behavioral health experience required.

    Experience in risk factor reduction, education, and counseling and case management.

    License/Certification/Registration Requirements

    Current CA Registered Nurse license - California Board of Registered Nursing

    California Nurse Practitioner Certification - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

    Current BLS (Basic Lifesaving) Certification - American Heart Association

    Pallative Care License also requires:

    ACHPN (Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse - National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses, must obtain within one year of hire date

    Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANCC) - American Nurses Credentialing Center or Adult Nurse Practitioner-(AANPCP) - American Academy of Nurse PractitionersCertification Program certification as a Family or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

    National Provider Identifier - NPPES NPI Registry

    Active DEA schedule II-IV

    Neonatal ICU License also requires:

    Current California Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

    Current Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification - National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

    Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification - American Academy of Pediatrics

    The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions of this job are available. El Camino Health will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability if that will allow them to perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so creates an undue hardship for the hospital, or causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace which cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation.

    Medium Work - Requires standing the majority of the shift with the ability to lift up to 35 lbs. frequently. Work involves sitting, kneeling, climbing and squatting. - (Physical Requirements-United States of America)

    An Equal Opportunity Employer:
    El Camino Health seeks and values a diverse workforce. The organization is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications and competencies. El Camino Health prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, ancestry, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, marital status, age, medical condition or any other status protected by law. In addition to state and federal law, El Camino Health also follows all applicable fair and equitable employment policies from the County of Santa Clara.

     

    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Part Time
    Required Education
    Master's Degree
    Required Experience
    1 year
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