Community Palliative Nurse Practitioner (NP)

at USA Medical Staff (view profile)
Location Springfield, Massachusetts
Date Posted January 11, 2021
Category Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Job Type Full Time


Salary Range $ 91,100 - $ 157,800

Must Haves

3+ years of related experience as an Advanced Practice Clinician

•1+ years practicing in Hospice, Palliative care or end of life care setting

1+ years of experience with phone based clinical triage

Commonwealth Care Alliance’s (CCA) Palliative Care Team, comprised of multi-disciplinary clinicians, will provide care consultation and delivery on an on-demand basis in addition to providing scheduled non-urgent services to dually-eligible CCA members, a group of individuals with significant medical, behavioral, and social complexities that require intensive support.

The Palliative teams will reside at CCA’s state - wide locations and will be comprised of nursing (MA/RN), advance practice (NA/PA), and Behavioral Health (LICSW/LMHC/ equivalent).

The Palliative Advanced Practice NP/PA provides clinical oversight of members referred to Palliative Care


  • Conducts thorough assessments of members identified as having Palliative Care needs including but not limited to: accurate history and physical assessment, medication reconciliation, goals of care identification, psychosocial/spiritual needs assessment, symptom management identification and plan
  • Determines and documents appropriate follow-up plans in line with member goals and communicates these plans with member and caregivers
  • Completes ACP documents as appropriate
  • Engages other team members to help address needs of members, through participation in family meetings or referrals as needed
  • Collaborates with and provides recommendations for outside providers. Documents these suggestions and contacted providers
  • Provides oversight and coordinates prescriptions and delivery for members on service with Collaborative Care Partners and end of life panel
  • Completes documentation within 24 hours of visit
  • Engages with outside providers in a meaningful, partnership-driven way. Identifies and suggests opportunities for education that may help further understanding of Palliative Care tenants to continue engagement.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings and works towards Palliative Care strategic objectives
  • Mentor and coach new staff as requested
  • Problem-solves local issues and engages in professional conflict management
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for operational improvement under direction of Palliative Program Manger to improve the performance of CCA
  • Identifies and initiates a plan to resolve areas of opportunity to meet quality metrics.
  • Assesses appropriateness of incoming requests and team’s processes over time to suggest opportunities for improvement
  • Participates in work groups as requested for process or service delivery improvement
  • Provides education to stakeholders as requested
  • Shows an ongoing commitment to learning about the tenets of Palliative Care through ongoing pursuit of education
Company Culture & Perks

Commonwealth Care Alliance is a rapidly growing nonprofit organization providing integrated health care and social support services to people with complex medical needs. Our patients are seniors and persons with disabilities covered under Medicaid or both Medicaid and Medicare. Our innovative care model is nationally recognized for its effectiveness in improving health outcomes for these vulnerable populations.

Our unique care model is empowering for our employees as well as our members. Whether you are a clinical or administrative professional, all of us at Commonwealth Care Alliance receive the satisfaction of knowing our work truly makes a difference. We enjoy a company culture of passionate advocacy in a supportive work environment with opportunities for growth and learning, competitive salaries, and a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

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