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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Palliative Medicine New

Mankato, MN

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Hiring Company

Mayo Clinic


Position Description

The Palliative Medicine NP/PA provides expert management of symptoms that contribute to improving the quality of life for patients with serious life-limiting illnesses. The Palliative Medicine clinician provides assistance in complex medical decision making via goals of care discussion. These discussions personalize care to patient values.

Together, the NP/PA clinician along with the Palliative Medicine interdisciplinary team addresses physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and loved ones. The interdisciplinary team works to reduce the burdens associated with life-limiting illness by enabling patients to have the best quality of life possible throughout the course of serious illness.

After full onboarding and complete training, this position will also include working with hospice patients and the hospice physician providing expert management of complex symptoms in the home/nursing home setting. Visiting patients, in conjunction with the hospice nurse, at their place of residence to complete symptom assessments and hospice recertification evaluations will be a part of this position.

Services Provided/Responsibilities:

  • The NP/PA will consult with the patient and their loved ones to help delineate their goals of care and aid in complex medical decision making.
  • Educate patients and family to promote understanding of underlying disease process and expected future course of the illness.
  • Optimize symptom control (pain, nausea, dyspnea, etc.).
  • The NP/PA will support Hospice services and collaborate with the Hospice Physician including visits to the patient's residence.
  • Discuss advance care planning with patients and families.
  • Assist end-of-life patients and their families in preparing for life closure.
  • Promote collaborative relationships between hospital team, nursing, and other healthcare professionals to ensure whole-person care.
  • Co-manage the patient's plan of care and inform primary hospital physician.
  • Assist the department in clinical practice guidelines/standards in support of quality Palliative Medicine as directed by supervisor and physician lead.
  • Educate and mentor staff/students/ medical residents.
  • Promote a system of care that fosters timely access to Palliative Medicine services.

Qualifications:

  • Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree in nursing required, Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) preferred; OR
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist - Master's degree in nursing required; OR
  • Physician Assistant - requires completion of baccalaureate degree and an accredited physician assistant educational program, master's preferred.
  • Certification by a national nurse certification organization acceptable to the Minnesota Board of Nursing. 
  • Physician Assistant certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with complex symptom management and working with the seriously ill patient preferred.

License or Certification:

  • Current license in the state of Minnesota or the ability to obtain license to practice. 
  • Currently possess or ability to obtain DEA. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required and any other life safety certification as required to obtain privileges.

To be considered for this position please upload 2-3 letters of reference, letter of interest and current CV with your application.

Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System employees are asked to also upload their last 3 performance evaluations.

Exemption status: Exempt

Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.

Benefits Eligible: Yes

schedule: Full Time

Schedule Details: Monday - Friday, days.

Weekend Schedule:

  • Anticipated future holiday/weekend coverage.  Growing practice with plans of expansion into the outpatient setting.  Potential for outreach services/call coverage

Site Description:

Mankato is one of the largest cities in southern MN and has earned several livability awards. Mankato's economic growth leads Minnesota and is among the top in the nation. The city has a contiguous population area of 96,740 and 1.6 million people live within 60 miles of Mankato. Greater Mankato is centrally located in south central Minnesota, nestled in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to Minneapolis-St. Paul just one hour away.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).



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