APRN – Halifax Health Outpatient Palliative Care

Halifax Health
May 19, 2023
3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange
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The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) will be joining a collegial medical group of nurse practitioners and physicians committed to an interdisciplinary team approach of providing the highest quality comprehensive/compassionate palliative care to patients and families in a variety of settings including homes, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. The APRN would be responsible for overseeing the palliative care of a group of patients, and would perform home visits, provide symptom management, assist with care coordination, and provide psychosocial support.  They would work alongside a team of nurse practitioners, a physician, and a social worker.


This is an opportunity to provide fulfilling and needed healthcare in an environment where ARNPs have been a respected and integral part of the team model for years.  The APRN reports to the Nurse Practitioner Coordinator and works under a collaborative agreement (as required under Florida law) with the Hospice Medical Director and other hospice/palliative physicians.


An applicant for this Nurse Practitioner II position should be an individual who is both comfortable caring for the dying patient at home and comfortable caring for the palliative care patient still desiring ongoing aggressive care.  The nurse practitioner, upon completion of training, will be expected to help manage symptoms, independently facilitate family meetings, explain complex medical conditions in an understandable fashion, assess for psychosocial /emotional/spiritual angst, and collaborate readily with physician specialists, nurses, case managers, social workers, chaplains, and community providers.

Job Qualifications

  • Master's degree with appropriate training as a Nurse Practitioner in a clinical specialty area from an accredited program.
  • Current licensure as an APRN with prescription authority in the State of Florida.
  • Oncology/Hospice/Palliative Care certification preferred but not required.
  • Current state driver's license and automobile insurance.
  • Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice.
  • Extensive knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and management of acute chronic patient problems.
    Experience working  as a nurse practitioner in a hospital setting is desirable
  • Must be willing to embrace the hospice philosophy and provide care to hospice/palliative care patients of all ages (with back-up assistance as needed for special populations such as infants and children).

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Position requires a large amount of driving, walking and occasional stairs.
  • The ability to analyze complex medical records, review diagnostic tests results, perform a thorough physical exam, and efficiently document consultation reports.
  • Halifax Health Outpatient Palliative Care covers Volusia and Flagler Counties.  Highest current need is in the Edgewater/New Smyrna area, however APRN would be expected to be flexible and support all patients within the region if needed.  Mileage is reimbursed per health system policy.


Please direction questions regarding this position to Linda McIver at linda.mciver@nullhalifax.org

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