APRN Palliative Care

Job Location US-MN-Maplewood | US-MN-St. Paul
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Status

Practice Description

HealthEast is seeking a full-time  Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner to join our growing team in the HealthEast Care System at all four hospitals.


  • Provides clinical visits, care and consultations for assigned  patients in all four HealthEast Hospitals and in the future, in the outpatient clinic.
  • Performs palliative care team consults, assessments and follow-ups as needed.
  • A fully integrated electronic medical record (Epic) is utilized.
  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements.

  • Provides excellent advanced practice clinical expertise to patients and families in need of complex symptom management. Works

    collaboratively with the palliative care medical director.

  • Ensures assigned patients are properly and efficiently admitted and receive appropriate and responsive medical care according to

    their condition, symptoms and diagnosis. Develops a plan of care in conjunctions with other primary and specialty physicians and

    interdisciplinary staff to ensure quality care of patients. Communicates effectively with primary and specialist physicians.

  • Participates in assigned work teams, co-management committees and HealthEast department meetings to develop programs,

    protocols and assist in the overall improvement of quality of care and operations.

  • Communicates with patients and families to explain diagnosis, procedures, expected diagnostic or therapeutic treatments, prognosis

    and/or recovery periods, and potential or expected outcomes; and to obtain informed consent. Proactively communicates with other

    clinicians in order to affect a coordinated and timely transfer of information necessary to advance quality care and outcomes for


  • Collaborates, consults and communicates with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers and staff throughout the continuum of


  • Documents patients history and physical (H&P) exams, diagnosis, treatment, orders and clinical progress in the chart, in order to

    allow for complete collection of comorbidity and complication information for use by hospital medical records and coding staff. Dictates

    discharge or transfer of care summaries to allow for timely communication. Returns pages and phone calls to clarify orders, arrange

    transfers, follow-up on tests and answer patient, family and staff questions.



  • Must be AANP or ANCC Certified
  • Ability to obtain MN-APRN license and DEA
  • BLS and ACLS Certified

About HealthEast

At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.


We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.

Community Information

With a population nearing 300,000, St. Paul is the capital and second-most populous city in MN.  Located less than 8 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport near the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, St. Paul boasts a healthy downtown core that houses plenty of activity both day and night.  The area's housing stock showcases the history of early St. Paul, including nationally recognized brownstone row houses and ivy-covered Victorian homes inter-twined with new, modern housing options.  Higher education institutions within St. Paul include 3 public and 8 private colleges and universities and 5 post-secondary institutions.  St. Paul is proud home of the MN Wild, St. Paul Saints, the Science Museum of MN, and the Ordway Center.  The METRO light rail line connects the suburbs to both St. Paul and Minneapolis providing an easy opportunity to take in events within both beautiful cities.


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