Palliative Care Consultant (NP) – Hope Health – Providence, RI

Discover a career that transforms lives – including yours.

At HopeHealth, health care is more than a career choice. It’s a calling.

You can see it in our incredible team, who are as compassionate as they are talented. You can see it in the trust that our patients and families place in us every day.

And you can see it in our values – as a health care organization, and as an employer. At HopeHealth, we care deeply about every life we touch, including yours. We’re committed to giving employees the support they need to not only excel at their jobs, but to love what they do.

Join us, and you’ll be part of a team that inspires you, a workplace that invests in you, and a mission that brings hope and dignity to patients and families every day.

HopeHealth is a not-for-profit market leader in the areas of home health, palliative and hospice care serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our family of brands include HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, HopeHealth Community VNA and HopeHealth Visiting Nurse.


Our Home Care Team

At HopeHealth Visiting Nurse, our clinicians share a heartfelt commitment to helping patients live safely and independently at home. Join our team, and you’ll find:

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No two days are the same. You’ll feel professionally rewarded in a clinically exciting and dynamic environment. Be part of delivering innovative and cutting-edge specialty services including cardiac, advanced wound care and palliative care programs.

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Your expertise and unique perspective will be valued. In our inclusive work culture, clinicians are free to work autonomously while feeling authentic support from their team. You’ll experience the mutual respect, collaboration and trust of a healthcare team that’s committed to going above and beyond for every patient – and for every member of the team.

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A flexible work schedule and generous benefits. Work full-time, part-time or per diem with scheduling flexibility designed to maximize your work/family life balance. Benefits include competitive compensation package, health care coverage, education reimbursement, and an employer-match retirement.


About This Palliative Care Consultant (NP) Position

HopeHealth is seeking an experienced nurse practitioner to join an existing team providing home-based care as an extension of primary care practices.

This person would deliver care to patients living in the community who are unable to access care by going to the office. Most of the population served is seriously ill with complex medical conditions, and a subset have significant psychiatric issues or other physical limitations that make travel to an office complicated.

The Palliative Care Consultant (NP) will work in collaboration Primary Care Physician (PCP) and their office staff like case managers to recommend a plan of care focused on the relief of pain and symptoms, determination of disease trajectory, establishing goals of care.

One of the primary goals of this program is to enhance patient and PCP experience of care and reduce unwanted and unnecessary medical care like hospitalizations and ED visits.

This person would join an existing full time NP and a part-time social worker. This position is 20 hours/week with some flexibility to work 2-3 days/week on an alternating schedule.


What will you do?

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Obtains medical/health histories and performs physical examinations and provides follow-up care for patient.
  • Diagnoses, treats and monitors acute and chronic conditions in collaboration with PCP.
  • Assesses severity of illness and actively elicits goals of care
  • Expertise in managing burdensome symptoms like pain, nausea, fatigue, breathlessness
  • Identifies hospice eligible patients and offers hospice as an option if appropriate
  • Takes a team approach to care


What are the qualifications for this job?

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts required
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of clinical experience
  • Excellent assessment, clinical and communication skills
  • Experience with wound care, medication management and cardiac care a plus


What are the job benefits?

For your health and peace of mind:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Pre-tax flexible spending account for healthcare and dependent care
  • Disability coverage
  • Discounts on voluntary insurance programs
  • Life and long-term-disability insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement

For your wellbeing:

  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • A caring culture that supports your wellbeing
  • Work only one weekend a month (day off week before and after)

For your career:

  • A robust orientation programs
  • Educational assistance
  • Reimbursement for certifications
  • HopeHealth Clinical Education Lab (continuing education)


HopeHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

HopeHealth is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workspace. We believe that attracting, developing and empowering exceptional people will allow us to continue to deliver the best care for our patients and families.

All qualified individuals – inclusive of race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age and ability – are warmly welcome at HopeHealth.

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