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APRN Palliative Care - PNP (Full Time, Day Shift)

Miami, Florida

By becoming a nurse at Nicklaus Children’s, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of patient and family centered care that meets the quality of standards at our Magnet designated hospital. We are looking for a nurse to provide compassion and knowledge every day.

Position Type: Full Time

Shift Schedule: Days

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  • We are there through all stages of health and life, both physically and mentally.
  • We believe in inspiring hope and promoting lifelong health.
  • We are a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey.
  • We are guided by the CREATE (collaboration, responsibility, empowerment, advocacy, transformation, empathy) values and behaviors.

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

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Part-time and full-time employees receive the same benefits package.

Continuing Education

Encouraging and assisting with online and physical coursework

Professional Development

Course assistance, opportunities for teaching community education and more

Tuition Reimbursement

Options included for professional degree, leadership, technical courses and certificate training programs

Compensation & Success Sharing Programs

Nursing Step Program – Magnet Clinical Ladder

Benefits Package

Healthcare, Dental, PTO, Life Insurance


Job ID 24958 Date posted 05/18/2023


Job Summary

The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner's primary responsibility, in collaboration with the supervising physician, is to provide system-wide consultation in palliative care, pain, symptom management, and supportive care to meet the needs of the patient and family. Combines clinical practice with education, research, consultation, and leadership to oversee the Palliative Care Service. Responsibilities include performing history and physical examination, ordering and interpreting radiological and laboratory tests, ordering and prescribing medications, documenting patient care services within the EMR and departmental records, and performing procedures within scope or practice demonstrated through competency.

Job Specific Duties

  • Facilitates patient/family encounters and assists the healthcare team to clarify patient and family goals and individualized plan of care. 
  • Serves as an expert resource and consultant to physicians, clinicians, and other units/departments as necessary in the area of specialization. 
  • Consults with palliative care physician, informs primary physician of recommended services, and collaborates with other physicians to contribute to the patient’s individualized plan of care. 
  • Provides system-wide training, clinical practice, as well as physician and staff development pertaining to palliative care. 
  • Prepares and maintains accurate patient records, charts and documents to support the medical practice, and reimbursement for services provided. 
  • Presents results, trends, or conclusions from analysis of performance improvement initiatives. 
  • Utilizes data to develop process improvement plans as indicated to improve palliative care program outcomes.
  • Monitors and evaluates palliative care standards; makes process improvement recommendations. 
  • Works closely with the Palliative Care Medical Director to develop clinical practice guidelines & competency, utilize quality improvement findings to develop process improvement initiatives. 
  • Works closely with Leadership to assure that clinical protocols, case management, and quality improvement initiatives are implemented according to hospital policies. 
  • Participates in developing, educating, and integrating system-wide palliative care policies and documentation tools. 
  • Attends seminars/conferences as necessary to maintain knowledge base regarding palliative care. 
  • Communicates effectively with physicians, clinicians, patients, and families both verbally an in writing. 
  • Maintains membership in a national specialty organization.


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Nursing 
  • Florida RN and APRN License
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification-  ANCC or PNCB
  • American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • American Heart Association PALS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • 1 year of pediatric Nurse Practitioner experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other disciplines using discretion and independent judgment.
  • Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Job :

Nursing - Clinical

Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

Department :


Job Status

:Full Time
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