Top Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner resumes they appeared on. For example, 36.6% of Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner resumes contained Patient Care as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Maintained appropriate and professional communication with physicians for patient care.
  • Provided excellent inpatient patient care and team collaboration.
  • Coordinated needed patient care with the necessary departments.
  • Treated patients on a referral basis and established active collaboration with veterinary specialists and general practitioners involved with patient care.
  • Planned and implemented appropriate patient care medications Education counseling referral utilizing standard protocols in collaboration with physicians and other health professionals.
  • Participated in assessment of student learning through innovative and interactive activities that promoted evidence based practice and quality patient care.

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2. RN

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Here's how RN is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Worked directly with RN Case Manager completing visits and following up with daily visits.
  • Participated in morning report, case conferences, care planning and family meetings.
  • Developed and initiated multifaceted symptom management and presented protocols internationally.
  • Specialized in injured worker treatment, fit for duty/alternate duty, and return to work examinations in collaboration with Medical Director.
  • Performed physical examinations and obtained detailed health histories on soldiers preparing for deployment, returning from deployment seeking medical discharge or retirement
  • Collaborated with multiple partners to develop Global Oncology partnership through coordinating monthly meetings and an international symposium on global oncology research.

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3. Nurse Practitioners

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Here's how Nurse Practitioners is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Participated in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings with physicians, nurse practitioners, and other alternative practitioners to develop patient treatment plans.
  • Functioned under supervision of physician and Preceptor ship of nurse practitioners.
  • Initiated thee development of orientation and management for nurse practitioners
  • Supervised and mentored advanced nurse practitioners.
  • Worked closely with Nurse Practitioners and Physicians in the practice to assess, diagnose, and treat patients utilizing family-centered care.
  • Conducted acute and well child visits as part of a team of six physicians and three nurse practitioners.

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4. Chronic Conditions

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Here's how Chronic Conditions is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Collaborated with supervising physician to make treatment recommendations for patients with chronic conditions as well as acute episodic illnesses.
  • Provided primary care services including preventative care and management of acute and chronic conditions to an adult/geriatric population.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary health care team in making diagnosis of acute and complex chronic conditions.
  • Interpreted diagnostics and performed differential diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions.
  • Provided direct patient management to geriatric patients with acute and chronic conditions.
  • Treated long-term nursing home residents experiencing multiple chronic conditions or acute illness.

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5. Serious Illness

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Here's how Serious Illness is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Provided palliative consultative and treatment services to adults with serious illness and challenging symptoms, primarily in the home environment.

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6. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Maintained intense case-filled clinical days with access to electronic and print resources for evidence-based information in developing diagnoses and treatment plans.
  • Formulated an array of services including diagnostic assessments and treatment plans, case management to specialized caseload adults and juvenile.
  • Performed physical assessments and formulated diagnosis and treatment plans for adolescent students in collaboration with an advanced practice nurse practitioner preceptor.
  • Collaborated with team of physicians to develop treatment plans, including administration of growth hormones and daily hormone replacement therapy.
  • Discussed and implemented fertility treatment plans, taught self medication injections, reviewed/ordered diagnostics, wrote prescriptions according to treatment protocol.
  • Developed diagnoses, formulated treatment plans, evaluated cardiovascular patient response, and educated patients regarding the cardiovascular disease process.

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7. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Completed chart notes and other patient related documentations independently utilizing electronic medical records and e-prescribe medications when appropriate.
  • Performed audits of medical records to update medical records and to optimize patient care in accordance with national guidelines
  • Managed refill prescriptions using e-prescribing and documented visit notes using electronic medical records.
  • Audited medical records of Accident Insurance claims after rehabilitation of victim.
  • Implemented electronic medical records system into current office practices.
  • Maintained accurate medical records and documented patient case history in detail.

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8. Physical Examinations

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Here's how Physical Examinations is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Performed admission assessments and admission physical examinations for inpatient admissions from the ER and for direct admissions.
  • Performed intake history and physical examinations on newly admitted patients.
  • Performed physical examinations and preventive health measures.
  • Obtained patient health histories and conducted physical examinations on pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

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9. Medical Staff

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Here's how Medical Staff is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Facilitated admission and discharge planning with medical staff and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Communicated with physician and medical staff.
  • Served on the following committees: Medical Staff, Quality Improvement, Diabetes Collaborative and other clinic committees as assigned.
  • Interacted with a broad range of medical staff members regarding patient care, status, and progress.
  • Communicated continually with patient's families, medical staff, caregivers, and PCP.
  • Acted as a liaison between the patient and the medical staff.

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10. Disease Process

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Here's how Disease Process is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Provided palliative and hospice care for end stage disease process patients.
  • Reviewed medical, surgical, and personal history, conducted medication reviews and education on medications and disease process.
  • Prescribed medications for treatment of diseases based on disease process and provide follow-up communications to ensure effective treatment.
  • Collaborated effectively with specific practitioners in determining appropriate care and better understanding of disease process.
  • Provided patient education on disease process and management, medication and therapy regimens.
  • Reviewed labs, discussed medications and disease processes and provided patient education.

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11. EMR

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Here's how EMR is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Utilized several different EMR systems for all of the various patient locations.
  • Participated in Pilot study implementing changes in EMR template thereby improving documentation of accurate diagnosis by 12%
  • Assumed lead responsibilities for EMR adoption and Medical Home designation endeavors.
  • Recommended EMR quality improvement initiative that has since been implemented.
  • Experienced in EMR and Medicare reimbursement documentation
  • Submitted accurate documentation in EMR.

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12. Diagnostic Tests

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Here's how Diagnostic Tests is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Formulated diagnoses, prescribed medications, ordered and interpreted diagnostic tests.
  • Formulated treatment plans based on diagnostic tests and provided recommendations about diabetes and lipid management to both patients and the endocrinologist.
  • Ordered laboratory and other diagnostic tests and inoculations, and referred and consulted with the pediatrician and medical specialists.
  • Performed generalized systematic health history and physical examinations, interpreted H&P findings and selection of general diagnostic tests.
  • Treated acute illnesses, ordered and evaluated diagnostic tests and provided counseling and education regarding preventative health practices.
  • Provided diagnosis and treatment of critically ill pediatric patients including interpretation of laboratory data and other diagnostic tests.

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13. IDT

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Here's how IDT is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Prepared monthly re-certification audits for bi-weekly IDT meeting with MD.

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14. Treatment Options

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Here's how Treatment Options is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Worked with families to discuss issues with regard to treatment options and understanding the condition of the child.
  • Implemented treatment options that would best help treat the neurologic condition and achieve a better quality of care.

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15. Acute Care

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Here's how Acute Care is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Worked within framework of large corporate structure including Acute care hospital setting as well as home care.
  • Conducted and documented complete medical examinations, periodic preventive medical evaluations, and evaluated children on an acute care basis.
  • Formulated and implemented appropriate treatment plans in collaboration with attending and consulting physicians for hospitalized patients in various acute care settings.
  • Provided primary care and acute care services under minimal supervision as a nurse practitioner in a culturally diverse community health setting.
  • Provided acute care to treat patients in the facility when appropriate in order to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.
  • Provided overnight inpatient management to pediatric patients admitted for a variety of acute care illnesses.

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16. ICU

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Here's how ICU is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Assisted in the device clinic interrogating and managing pacemakers, defibrillators, and bi-ventricular devices.
  • Developed advanced EEG continuous monitoring program for ICU bedside monitoring.
  • Worked closely with ED Attending, Nursing Staff, Radiology, Lab and ICU services in implementing stroke program.
  • Trained ED, ICU and Step-down ICU staff regarding stroke care and in performance of NIHSS certification.
  • Worked with a wide variety of population; experience caring for patients with multicultural backgrounds.
  • Served with the 86th Combat Surgical Hospital (CSH) as both an ICU nurse and a Nurse Practitioner.

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17. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Worked collaboratively with physicians, social workers, family and key care givers and any appropriate ancillary medical personnel.
  • Interviewed and referred patients to psychologists and/or social workers.
  • Collaborated with social workers, rehabilitative therapists, nutritionists, and physicians.
  • Supervised multiple interdisciplinary teams composed to nurses and social workers.
  • Conducted interviews with children while being observed by multidisciplinary team of attorneys, social workers, and police investigators.
  • Supervised newly qualified social workers and social work assistants in the Family & Friends Fostering Team.

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18. Family Education

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Here's how Family Education is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Provided extensive patient/family education regarding diagnosis, treatment, and home care instructions.
  • Provided case management/care coordination, staff/patient/family education.
  • Managed staff, resident and family education.
  • Arranged for comprehensive homecare services and participated in patient/family education and support meetings.

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19. Appropriate Referrals

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Here's how Appropriate Referrals is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Educated patient and family regarding disease entities and appropriate referrals to maintain or improve status and ability to remain independent.
  • Utilized appropriate referrals to physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthopedics, neurology, and pain clinic management.
  • Provided appropriate follow-up with patient/family, private physician and/or other resources and made appropriate referrals.
  • Collaborated with other providers in the contest of multidisciplinary team and making appropriate referrals.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.

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20. IV

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Here's how IV is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Developed, marketed and implemented a successful palliative care consultation program, following clients from hospital to rehabilitation to home.
  • Cancer-related pain evaluations and treatment, including end-of-life consultation and coordination with hospice/palliative care options.
  • Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care.
  • Advanced Practice Nurse assisted with development and implementation of hospital based Palliative Care Program.
  • Improved language assistant service referral process effecting productivity and staff satisfaction
  • Provided Palliative Care consults to predominantly ECF residents.
  • Provided comprehensive evaluation, assessment, and treatment of all patients admitted to inpatient hospice, including on-call services.
  • Started and manage the new Palliative Program in the 204 bed facility, office in the Critical Care Unit.
  • Scheduled two nurse educator activities, provided consult services at the office, in homes and in facilities.
  • Conducted pain and palliative care consults at the Veterans Administration over a year and a half period.
  • Provided supportive care to a variety of patients with a complexity of medical and psycho-social issues.
  • Obtained certification as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse in just under six months.
  • Skilled in recommending invasive procedures to provide acute, chronic and palliative pain control.
  • Created excellent professional relationship between the palliative care department and the staff and physicians.
  • Collaborated with a physician and nurse practitioner in developing the palliative care program.
  • Developed a new national palliative care service line within a national hospice company.
  • Developed the inpatient Palliative Program at North Oaks Medical Center.
  • Worked collaboratively with patient's own physician team.
  • Developed and Implemented an In-patient Palliative Care program.
  • Arranged for home based palliative care and hospice.

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21. Outpatient Clinic

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Here's how Outpatient Clinic is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Specialized training in both the inpatient and outpatient clinical setting and in hospice.
  • Improved patient outcomes and decreased hospitalizations by evaluating and prescribing antibiotics, steroids and asthma controller medications in the outpatient clinic.
  • Worked in collaboration and independently with inpatients (Neurology) and Rehab and Neurology patients in an outpatient clinical setting.
  • Performed history and physical examination of outpatient clinic patients and developed plan of care in conjunction with collaborating physician.
  • Provided general medical care and treatment to hematology and oncology patients in an outpatient clinic setting.
  • Performed as a primary care provider in several freestanding outpatient clinics throughout Oakland.

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22. Emotional Support

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Here's how Emotional Support is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Educated family members and patients on the dying process and provided emotional support to patients and families as needed.
  • Provided patient and family with emotional support.

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23. Medical Management

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Here's how Medical Management is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Provided inclusive medical management as admitting, attending and/or consulting agent for patients who required hospitalization for primary medical diagnosis.
  • Provided medical management, education, and counseling to complex hospitalized patients experiencing a broad spectrum of infectious diseases.
  • Assessed, diagnosed, treated, evaluated and interpreted laboratory data for medical management and provided continuity of care.
  • Provided patient primary care and medical management to military veterans age 18-96.
  • Involved in the medical management of patients requiring cardiac monitoring.
  • Attended daily staff meeting regarding medical management of patients.

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24. Family Therapy

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Here's how Family Therapy is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Established successful counseling practice providing individual, group, and family therapy.
  • Applied family therapy concepts and clinical interventions.
  • Provided individual, marital and family therapy.
  • Provided Individual/family therapy as necessary.
  • Linked clients to distanced relatives, as well as conducted brief family therapy sessions to propel new involvement and communication.
  • Provided psychiatric assessment, individual and family therapy for a variety of nursing facilities in the East TN region.

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25. Nursing Homes

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Here's how Nursing Homes is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Provided care to patients in home settings and mainly in nursing homes and ALF's.
  • Provided medication management to the geriatric psych population in nursing homes.
  • Visited residents in assisted living facilities and nursing homes to provide on-site medical care as their primary provider.
  • Provided medical/advanced nursing care to nursing homes in Oak Ridge, TN (total census 130 patients).
  • Provided general medical care and treatment to patients in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and nursing homes.
  • Corresponded with area nursing homes to enhance relationships, streamline referral process, and provide staff education.

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26. Facility

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Here's how Facility is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Worked together with facility staff for care planning coordination for residents and families.
  • Provided per diem day time coverage for a twelve-bed General In-Patient (GIP) care facility.

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27. Staff Education

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Here's how Staff Education is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Developed staff education Preceptor to NP/MD students

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28. Symptom Management

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Here's how Symptom Management is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Communicated recommendations to primary oncology/medical team (pharmacological and non- pharmacological symptom management, comfort promotion, appropriate referrals).
  • Provided symptom management and end-of-life counseling and education for patients with serious, life-threatening, life-limited illnesses.
  • Educated clinicians on services and recommended medications for symptom management.
  • Provided consultations to patients in the hospital requiring or requesting a Palliative Care Consult for symptom management.
  • Assessed patients for pain and symptom management while providing end-of-life care.
  • Implemented plan of care for symptom management.
  • Provided pain and other symptom management.
  • Prescribed Schedule II-V medications as needed for symptom management and adhered to current standards for medication diversion prevention.

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29. Health Care

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Here's how Health Care is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Provided medication management and diagnostic interviews for children and adults with mental illness in collaboration with other mental health care professionals.
  • Developed communication systems and collaborative protocols between nurses and providers to improve patient transitions throughout multiple health care systems.
  • Performed physical examinations, reviewed laboratory results, and provided health care education to patients and family.
  • Analyzed research-based literature related to identified practices and problems to incorporate the best practices into provided health care.
  • Provided complete health care management for adults with HIV infection in the ambulatory clinic and acute inpatient hospitalizations.
  • Delivered primary women's health care in fast paced clinic settings to ethnically and socioeconomically diverse populations.

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30. Hospice

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Here's how Hospice is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Performed face-to-face visits for hospice patients as directed.
  • Collaborated with hospice certified physicians.
  • Provided direct care of patients enrolled in hospice within the hospital, home program, or the hospice residence.
  • Determined and documented eligibility for hospice patients, through chart review and conducting face to face encounter visits.
  • Worked closely with Hospice arm of agency to transition to end of life care when appropriate.
  • Communicated with patients and families to assess for admission to hospice program.
  • Worked closely with Home Health Hospice staff.
  • Mentored nurses and ancillary staff for inpatient hospice and home care via interdisciplinary team discusssions.

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31. Chronic Care

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Here's how Chronic Care is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Provided episodic and chronic care to incarcerated adults.
  • Provided acute and chronic care to those who do not have health insurance and live in poverty.
  • Provided routine screening, acute and chronic care of women with a wide variety of health concerns, including breast disease.
  • Provided episodic and chronic care to patients in a busy urban office setting in collaboration with multiple physicians and APC colleagues.
  • Cared for oil and gas employees offering wellness and preventative care in addition to acute care and coordination of chronic care
  • Provided acute, preventative and chronic care (diabetes, ADHD, obesity) to patients and school staff members.

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32. Family Support

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Here's how Family Support is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Discontinued life support and maintained patient comfort with bedside family support until patient expired.

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33. Care Physician

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Here's how Care Physician is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Collaborated with PACE interdisciplinary team, primary care physicians, patients and caregivers to determine level of palliative care intervention needed.
  • Served as attending practitioner for 20 bed inpatient hospice unit in collaboration with a Board Certified Palliative Care physician.
  • Communicated with primary care physicians through effective discharge summaries.
  • Communicated with patients primary care physicians at discharge to maintain continuity and quality of care.
  • Maintained communication with primary care physicians, families and Evercare team members regarding residents status.

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34. Psychosocial Assessments

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Here's how Psychosocial Assessments is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Completed psychosocial assessments to determine the services needed to meet the children and families' needs.
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments and intake interviews with new clients.

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35. Pain Management

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Here's how Pain Management is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Informed patients primary physicians regarding patient condition, pain management, respiratory distress, nausea and vomiting.
  • Prescribed appropriate pain management for acute and chronic when indicated and referred to Pain Management clinics as necessary.
  • Performed patient examinations with in-depth medical history review, primarily focusing on chronic health issues and pain management.
  • Created education for both patients and staff regarding pain management including regional anesthesia and oral pain medication regimens.
  • Spearheaded the development and implementation of a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient pain management program for the hospital.
  • Referred patients to board-certified pain management physicians for consultation and to specialized health resources for treatment.

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36. Medication Administration

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Here's how Medication Administration is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Approved Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP).

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37. Delirium

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Here's how Delirium is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Skilled and expertise in Delirium Assessment and management.

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38. Ethics

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Here's how Ethics is used in Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner jobs:
  • Served as a member of the hospital ethics board and facilitated resolution of ethical issues related to end-of-life care.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Patient Care40.4%
RN9.9%
Nurse Practitioners5.3%
Chronic Conditions4.8%
Serious Illness4.2%
Treatment Plans4.2%
Medical Records3.5%
Physical Examinations2.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Patient Care
Patient Care
36.6%
36.6%
2
2
RN
RN
9%
9%
3
3
Nurse Practitioners
Nurse Practitioners
4.8%
4.8%
4
4
Chronic Conditions
Chronic Conditions
4.3%
4.3%
5
5
Serious Illness
Serious Illness
3.8%
3.8%
6
6
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
3.8%
3.8%
7
7
Medical Records
Medical Records
3.2%
3.2%
8
8
Physical Examinations
Physical Examinations
2.5%
2.5%
9
9
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
2.4%
2.4%
10
10
Disease Process
Disease Process
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
EMR
EMR
2.3%
2.3%
12
12
Diagnostic Tests
Diagnostic Tests
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
IDT
IDT
2%
2%
14
14
Treatment Options
Treatment Options
2%
2%
15
15
Acute Care
Acute Care
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
ICU
ICU
1.6%
1.6%
17
17
Social Workers
Social Workers
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Family Education
Family Education
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Appropriate Referrals
Appropriate Referrals
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
IV
IV
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Outpatient Clinic
Outpatient Clinic
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Emotional Support
Emotional Support
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Medical Management
Medical Management
1%
1%
24
24
Family Therapy
Family Therapy
1%
1%
25
25
Nursing Homes
Nursing Homes
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Facility
Facility
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Staff Education
Staff Education
0.5%
0.5%
28
28
Symptom Management
Symptom Management
0.5%
0.5%
29
29
Health Care
Health Care
0.4%
0.4%
30
30
Hospice
Hospice
0.4%
0.4%
31
31
Chronic Care
Chronic Care
0.4%
0.4%
32
32
Family Support
Family Support
0.3%
0.3%
33
33
Care Physician
Care Physician
0.3%
0.3%
34
34
Psychosocial Assessments
Psychosocial Assessments
0.3%
0.3%
35
35
Pain Management
Pain Management
0.2%
0.2%
36
36
Medication Administration
Medication Administration
0.1%
0.1%
37
37
Delirium
Delirium
0%
0%
38
38
Ethics
Ethics
0%
0%

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