• HPC-RI PCCS Hospitals
  • Providence, RI, USA
  • Per Diem
  • HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care

HopeHealth is seeking an experienced Palliative Care Consultant for its affiliate HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care.

The Palliative Care Consultant works in collaboration with the Hospice Medical Director, HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care staff and Primary Care Physician (PCP) to recommend a plan of care focused on the relief of pain and symptoms, determination of disease trajectory and treatment options.  The Consultant is responsible for evaluating and coordinating patient/family needs to enable preventive and supportive care.  The Consultant utilizes assessment, intervention and teaching to maximize patient comfort and to enhance the quality of life to the patient/family unit.  The consultant utilizes assessment to determine the disease trajectory to assist the patient and family in decision making regarding treatment options for end of life care.

This is a per diem position.


Essential Duties / Responsibilities

Direct Patient Care

  • Obtains medical/health histories and performs physical examinations and provides follow-up care for patient.
  • Diagnoses, treats and monitors acute and chronic conditions in collaboration with the PCA physician and/or the PCP.
  • Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic studies in collaboration with the PCA physician and/or the patient's PCP.
  • Makes referrals to specialists as needed in managing symptoms.
  • Identifies, implements and evaluates appropriate plans of care, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions within the guidelines of the Rhode Island Nurse Practitioner Act (RI Code R 14 140 022-17)
  • The consultant will provide assessments and evaluation of patients per the direction of the hospice medical director to determine hospice eligibility. Promotes positive health behaviors and self-care skills through education and counseling.

Clinical Consultation

  • Provides pain and symptom consultation in multiple sites that include but are not limited to the patient's home, assisted living facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
  • Counseling and coordination of care to patients and families.
  • Education and Research
  • Improves clinical outcomes by conducting research or applying the research findings of others.
  • Supports the mission of Palliative Care Associates and HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care through formal and informal education.
  • Provides HHHPC staff and external facility staff with current information on palliative care.
  • Identifies available resources for patient and family education.
  • Acts as a preceptor to students and other professionals.
  • Participates in continuing professional development and maintenance of clinical skills.

Collaborative Care

  • Acts as liaison between HHHPC and other professionals including physicians, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, resource agencies and the medical community.
  • Acts as a health care resource, interdisciplinary consultant and patient advocate.
  • Participates in inter/intra-agency and community referrals.

Professional Policies

  • Demonstrates knowledge of HHHPC policies and procedures and pertinent State and Federal Rules and Regulations.
  • Provides accurate and appropriate documentation of patient/family services as specified in policies and submits in a timely manner.
  • Consistently apply the HHHPC values in all aspects of work, complying with established HHHPC mission, policies, procedures and objectives in quality assurance, safety, environment, infection control and HIPAA compliance.


Education / Experience

  • Graduated from an accredited master's degree program in Nursing and/or Clinical Doctorate program in nursing.
  • Certified as a Family/Geriatric or Adult Nurse Practitioner and certified as a Registered Nurse Practitioner in the state of RI.
  • Minimum of one to three years' experience as nurse practitioner or physician's assistant, preferably in the field of Palliative Care. Minimum of 2 years' experience in geriatrics, acute care, hospice, or oncology.
  • Experience with pain and symptom management is highly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of third-party reimbursement procedures and requirements is helpful.
  • Experience in hospice and palliative care is highly preferred and with certification as advance practice in hospice and palliative care. Experience in primary care within a hospital or nursing home preferred.
  • Current Rhode Island licenses as RN and Registered Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant.
  • Current Massachusetts licenses as RN and Registered Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant.
  • Current Rhode Island license for prescriptive authority, RI controlled substance license, DEA license.
  • Current Massachusetts license for prescriptive authority, MA controlled substance license, DEA license.
  • Valid driver's license with and automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or agency requirements and is in good working order.



The HopeHealth benefits package features competitive heath care benefits, company provided life insurance, mileage reimbursement, generous paid time off and holidays, a robust orientation program, and a company matched retirement program. 

HopeHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer





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