We are searching for a Nurse Practitioner for Ithaca, New York
The successful candidate will be a versatile and energetic healthcare provider who embodies integrity and high standards. The candidate must be capable of balancing the duties of a full time Nurse Practitioner while promoting an internal culture of collaboration, teamwork, and open and honest communication. The position calls for an engaging personality, excellent interpersonal skills
and an ability to lead by example.
The successful candidate will be committed to promoting palliative care and hospice for patients and their families and will bring the skills to clearly articulate and foster that commitment among staff, board, donors, volunteers and the community at large. Candidates must enjoy the challenge of working in a rapidly changing environment, where flexibility, creativity, and nimbleness are
The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner provides consultation in palliative care, symptom management and supportive care to meet the needs of the patient as requested by the referring physician.
Facilitates clarification of patient and family goals of care.
Facilitates access to appropriate support models of care i.e. hospice, rehabilitation and on-going aggressive treatment.
Assists with diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic health conditions.
Consults with Hospice and Palliative medical director as needed, informs primary physician of recommended services and collaborates with other physicians as needed.
Educates facility staff, co-workers and the community on all aspects of palliative care and the services provided by Palliative Medical Associates.
Attends and participates in interdisciplinary Palliative Care team meetings.
Consults with the referring physician, the acute care team and other involved providers to contribute to the patients plan of care.
Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.
Prescribes medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed after collaboration with palliative care and referring physician.
Orders diagnostics / treatments as needed after collaboration with palliative care and referring physicians.
Assists in development of clinical practice guidelines / standards in support of quality palliative care as requested by supervisor.
Conducts face to face visits on current Hospice patients if needed
ABOUT THE AREA:
Ithaca is a picturesque city in the Finger Lakes Region located on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake in Central New York. With Gorges, waterfalls and rolling hills, it is home to the Ivy League school, Cornell University and Ithaca Community Colle. Nearby is Tomkins Cortland Community College.
You can unplug with nature or visit the family friendly attractions throughout Ithaca
Waterfall hikes, biking trails, fishing, boating, swimming, art enthusiast, wineries, cideries, state parks, any of the great lakes, botanic gardens, farmers market, apple fest, chili fest, gorges, and more
45 minutes SW of Syracuse
1.45 hours to Rochester
1 hour to Corning
4 hours to NYC
3.5 hours to Niagara Falls