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Nurse Practitioner (APRN) or Physician Assistant - Palliative Care

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New Britain General


New Britain, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Position will be at Midstate Medical Center

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC) is an acute-care community teaching hospital with campuses in New Britain and Southington.  The Hospital of Central Connecticut strives for a balance of career and lifestyle.  We offer a stimulating work environment that inspires Excellence, Safety, Caring, and Integrity. Join us in our vision to be nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care.

MidState Medical Center

Serving the community since 1998, MidState Medical Center is a vibrant and progressive organization with a genuine concern for its patients, community, and employee’s alike. Earning top honors for quality stroke care, gold level recognition for organ donation, and employing leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, MidState provides the highest quality level of care while also being the only hospital in Connecticut to offer all private patient rooms and free parking for all patients and staff.

Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner Role Scope   
Hartford HealthCare's – Central Region (THOCC and MidState Medical Center) is seeking an Advanced Practitioner (APP) who will work in collaboration with the attending physician and members of the interdisciplinary care team to deliver expert palliative care services to patients and their families living with chronic serious or acute life threatening illness, or those nearing end of life.  The APP conducts a comprehensive assessment of the patient and family to promote informed decision-making, clarification of goals of care, and advance care planning. The APP is an expert in pain and symptom management, seeking to optimize patient function and quality of life within the limits of the disease process, while considering factors such as fear, communication barriers, economic issues and cultural traditions.

  • Provides comprehensive palliative care patient assessment for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute or chronic health illness or symptoms
  • Collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to serve as patient advocate to achieve goals and preferences for care identified by the patient/family
  • Ensures excellent communications skills to lead patient/family goals of care conversations, assist patients/families with health care decision making, and conduct advance care planning discussions
  • Participate in the development of clinical practice guidelines and policies/procedures in support of optimizing quality palliative care
  • Prepare and maintain accurate patient records to support expert professional practice and reimbursement for services provided
  • Provides palliative care education and training for providers, staff, and students throughout the care continuum
  • Is knowledgeable of hospice regulations and standards of care and offers hospice services to patients and family as appropriate
  • Participates in palliative care QI/PI activities
  • Collaborate with HHC system colleagues to improve knowledge, skills and access to palliative care services across the continuum through education and community outreach activities
  • Contributes to the development of meaningful goals and objectives for Palliative Care services that align with organizational vision and mission

Shift: Full-time, Monday through Friday

Advanced Practitioners Enjoy

At Hartford HealthCare newly graduated and experienced providers are provided with the support and mentorship they need to succeed through on the job, classroom, and procedural training. Our benefits include: 

  • Extremely competitive salary
  • Matching 401k, tiered medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • Generous Paid-Time Off
  • Reimbursement for CME, professional society membership and licensure.
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Proven and effective onboarding with supportive ongoing mentorship 
  • Access to Hartford HealthCare’s Office of Advanced Practice - an internal organization committed to the growth and development of our Advanced Practitioners
  • Leadership development opportunities through Hartford HealthCare’s Professional Leadership Development Institute


Advanced Practitioner Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program required
  • Licensed, or eligible to be licensed, as a Physician Assistant in the state of Connecticut
  • Certification or eligible to be certified as a Physician Assistant
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the state of Connecticut
  • Preferred Nurse Practitioner specialty: Acute Care, Adult Care, Geriatrics or Family
  • Preferred National Board Certification in Palliative Care

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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