RN with pediatric ambulatory, inpatient or community experience to provide assessment, education, care coordination to families whose child has complex medical needs or advanced disease at various locations within the patient flow of care. Experience working with community services, hospice agencies, or school systems will be highly valued.
This nurse will be part of a small interdisciplinary team of Pediatric Palliative MDs and NP.
Conduct a focused nursing assessments of children and families with palliative care needs.
Take lead role in developing ambulatory supportive/palliative care clinic (2 sessions per week).
Implement, monitor, and evaluate palliative care plans with input from palliative care team and other collaborating care providers.
Assist children and families to develop self-care capabilities relative to identified problems.
Assist in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals and follow up.
Act as resource person for clinical information and education as requested by families and community agencies.
Implement patient and family education in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Define goals for professional growth and participate actively in professional activities and organizations.
Demonstrate accountability for evaluation of clinical practice, including adherence to organizational, state and national practice standards and codes.
Engage in active and frequent self-care activities for personal and professional growth and longevity.
Hours: 20 hours per week, exact hours days negotiable, Tuesday, Thursday mornings required for clinic.
Answer Supportive and Palliative phone line and triage calls during working hours.
Participate in daily huddle with on-service Attending and NP to coordinate care
Lead monthly Outpatient meeting.
Manage outpatient prescription spreadsheet
Manage outpatient prescriptions/refills and prior authorizations
Check MassPAT when prescription is requested (per provider preference).
Propose new/refill prescriptions to ordering providers as needed
Manage team email account
Meet Supportive and Palliative patients/families inpatient prior to discharge to provide continuity for outpatient follow up.
Introduce Supportive and Palliative team philosophy to new outpatient referrals via phone.
Facilitate scheduling of new outpatient referral and outpatient follow ups
Participate in all outpatient consults and follow up visits
Draft and submit letters for patient/family needs
Provide Family/Patient education (ie, opioid safety, medical marijuana certification, medication withdrawal)
Provide integrative therapy recommendations as part of a patient's comprehensive symptom management plan
Communicate with home-based services (ie, hospice, pedipal, home nursing, etc) to collaborate on shared outpatients
Documentation in Epic after all communication with patients/families/other care providers
Participate in education opportunities of MGH staff
Update RedCap database of patients with new ambulatory consults
Experience with Windows, MS Office, etc. and the operation of basic equipment
Ability to work with people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
Ability to work independently and demonstrate leadership skills
Conflict resolution, teaching, mentoring and collaboration skills
Experience working with community services, hospice agencies, or school systems desirable, not required
Experience with or interest in integrative therapies desirable, not required
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