Nurse Practitioner- Palliative Care

Clinton Township, MI
Full Time


ATC Healthcare Metro Detroit is looking for experienced Nurse Practitioners for openings at Gentiva Palliative Care. 

Facilitates palliative care for Gentiva Palliative Care patients, ensuring a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan, while demonstrating excellent clinical skills and ethical, relevant judgment. Provides diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and follow-up under the direction of the Palliative Medical Director (if required under State law).

General Duties & Responsibilities

  • Adheres to Company Policy and Procedures

  • Participates in developing Department goals, objectives, systems, policies and procedures

  • Acts as a role model within and outside the Company

  • Performs duties as workload necessitates

  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude

  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues

  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload

  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position

  • Participates in administrative staff meetings, committees, and special projects, and seeks

    additional responsibilities.

  • Recommends new approaches to effect on-going continual improvements to policies,

    procedures, and documentation

  • Complies with, and ensures compliance with, rules, regulations, and policies within all local,

    state, and federal governing agencies as well as Company policies and procedures

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned

Essential Functions of Position

  • Work in collaboration with the Palliative Care Medical Director and other palliative team members to deliver palliative care by providing diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for patients referred to palliative care.

  • Take responsibility for patient palliative care from the initial assessment through
    discharge. Assessment at a minimum should include: disease-specific changes, decline or change in function, nutrition and/or cognition, inadequately controlled pain or other distressing symptoms, falls, infections or similar events, the impact of the disease burden on the patient's condition, caregiver and/or family's quality of life.

  • Establish the palliative plan of care, individualized for each patient, in consultation with the patient, family and other members of the Palliative Care Team.

  • Facilitate obtaining care for patient when a need is identified in accordance with the Plan of Care.

  • Participates in evening/weekend call as required, conducting on-call services in a clinically competent and responsive manner.

  • Prescribe medications including controlled substances to the extent delegated and licensed, in accordance with state law. Order and interpret laboratory and other diagnostic tests within the scope of professional practice. Order treatments and durable medical equipment as indicated.

  • Communicate clinical findings to the Palliative Medical Director as needed, but no less than bi- weekly. Re-assess effectiveness of care plan on a regular basis and modify as needed.

  • Maintain effective working relationships with supportive care team (e.g., Social Worker, Spiritual Care Coordinator), as applicable, and involve team when patient's care plan warrants team participation to achieve desired outcome.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Communicate and document clinical findings, treatment plan and care provided in the patient's medical record in a manner consistent with acceptable standards in order to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.

  • Knowledgeable of Palliative Medicine Quality Measures collection, documentation and reporting.

  • Code diagnoses and billing codes in accord with acceptable and standard practices, for services rendered.

  • Adhere to company policy regarding the practice of confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and the organization.

  • Implement marketing and promotional initiatives as directed.

  • Adhere to code of conduct conducive to Company policy.

  • Adhere to and participate in Company's mandatory HIPAA privacy program/practices, Business
  • Ethics and Compliance programs/practices, and all Company policies and procedures, including the Employee handbook.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Independent decision making and self motivation.

  • Working knowledge or understanding of: principles of Palliative Medicine, including when a

    patient may be appropriate for home health or hospice care; Medicare/Medicaid regulations;

    and interdisciplinary process.

  • Meets mandatory continuing education requirements of Gentiva and licensing board.

  • Must be able to work efficiently with point of care software.

  • Approximate percent of time required to travel for training/education of Nurse

    Practitioner: 10-20%.


  • Minimum of Masters of Science in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing, or an equivalent as allowed under state law

  • Minimum of two years Nurse Practitioner experience

  • Nurse Practitioner specialty in Family or Adult Medicine preferred

  • Practice experience with Part B billing

  • Able to work autonomously in an Advanced Practice Role


  • Current license as a registered nurse or equivalent as required by state law for Nurse Practitioner licensure

  • Current Nurse Practitioner certification/license

  • Must have a collaborative agreement in place with a supervising physician agreeable to

    supervise work in palliative care program or must agree to enter a collaborative agreement

    with Palliative Medical Director, as required by state law

  • Part B Provider certification

  • Federal DEA license

  • State DEA license (if required)

  • ACHPN – Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Preferred

  • Current automobile insurance and valid driver’s license

  • Training/Equipment:

  • Fluent competence in computer/smart phone navigation

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft


  • Must have and maintain reliable transportation to be used for work.



For more than 40 years, ATC Healthcare has provided leading nurses and healthcare professionals to hospitals and facilities nationwide.  Healthcare systems around the U.S., including municipal health systems, multi-unit senior care companies, governments, school systems, VMS and MSP vendors trust us to deliver more than 100,000 nurses and other healthcare professionals on-demand.  If you have a track record of success in healthcare, we want you to join us!

We offer the following benefits:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401k Plan
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Identity theft insurance
  • Compensation $87/hour


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and an accredited nurse practitioner program, usually at the master’s degree level.


Current and unrestricted state license as a Registered Nurse and required state authority to practice as a nurse practitioner.


At least one year experience as a nurse practitioner in a clinical setting.


CPR as required by client facility; health and screening tests as required by specific facilities and/or regulatory agencies.


Various client facility settings; possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious materials.


  • Complies with ATC policies/procedures.
  • Complies with client facility nursing policies/procedures.
  • Documents accurately and completely services provided.
  • Maintains confidentiality relative to patient care and facility practices in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Communicates information effectively to appropriate personnel.
  • Provides for total health assessment and care in collaboration with other healthcare professionals for a specific patient population with acute or chronic conditions or diseases.
  • Screen patients having problems requiring differential medical and nursing diagnosis and therapy; initiates appropriate medical and nursing referrals.
  • Provides required care while maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment.
  • Interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests and formulates treatment plans in collaboration with other healthcare professionals.
  • Provides patient services in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that considers cultural diversity and age appropriateness so that autonomy, rights, and dignity are preserved.
  • Advocates patient rights with respect to advance directives and organ donation.
  • Maintains competency by participating in continuing education programs and meets state specific requirements.
  • Complies with accepted ethical conduct and professional standards of nursing practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association or equivalent nursing organization.


Other Duties: Please note this job summary is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may vary by assignment and may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer: ATC Healthcare Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status or any other category protected by Federal, State or local law. M/F/D/V EOE


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