Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner - FNP - Suncrest Hospice - Loveland Job Opening

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner - FNP - Suncrest Hospice - Loveland

Bristol Hospice LLC

Loveland, Colorado
$84,000.00 - $112,000.00 a year
Category: Nurse Practitioner

The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing primary healthcare to patients and families, focusing on health maintenance, disease prevention, patient education and counseling. Works under direct supervision of a physician following established guidelines as required and within established scope of practice.


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Current FNP nursing licensure in State and CPR certification
  • Master's degree with a minimum of one (1) year Nurse Practitioner experience and a minimum of one (1) year palliative care experience
  • Accreditation from an approved certifying body for advanced practice nursing as required by the State.
  • Certification in a specialist area preferred; (e.g. Hospice and Palliative Nursing (CHPN) or Geriatrics)
  • Current DEA number for Schedule II-IV Controlled Substances
  • Current BCLS certification


  • Demonstrates the ability to perform physical exams on all patients in the geriatric population
  • Obtains and documents patients’ medical history and identified health risk factors
  • Demonstrates the ability to diagnose and treat common acute illnesses
  • Demonstrates the ability to diagnose and treat chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic tests, i.e., laboratory work, x-rays, EKGs
  • Provides wellness visits as necessary
  • Demonstrates the ability to prescribe medications (see individual state laws) and non-pharmacological therapies based on the patient’s diagnoses, health history and age
  • Encourages positive health behaviors for the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease through education and counseling
  • Always applies standardized care guidelines in clinical practice
  • Provides patient with health education, counseling and referrals to other healthcare professionals and community resources when appropriate
  • Assesses and documents patient and/or family psychosocial issues
  • Treats patients and families with respect and dignity
  • Collaborates with physicians and other members of the health team to plan optimal care for the patient
  • Works with the patient and family to formulate a patient treatment and education plan
  • Provides follow-up care, determines effectiveness of the treatment plan, reassesses and changes the plan as needed