Advanced Practice Provider - Palliative Care Clinic

  • University Hospitals
  • Cleveland
  • Aug 01, 2020
Physician Assistant Physician & Surgeon

Job Description


University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center is looking for a full-time, experienced and compassionate Advanced Practice Provider to work in Palliative Care. Work will consist of both outpatient (80%) and inpatient (20%) care, seeing patients primarily at UH Cleveland Medical Center with travel to east side clinics 1-2x per week. The APP will run independent clinics and see oncology patients with palliative care needs, collaborate on goals of care, conduct end of life discussions in a supportive environment, and provide symptom management. This is a day shift position with the possibility of call coverage. Two years of advanced practice experienced required. Medical Oncology/Hematology and/or Palliative Care Experience is preferred.

Position Summary:
  • Symptom management of advanced cancer patients.
  • Inpatient consults for palliative care/oncology patients.
  • Performs patient assessment and assigns diagnosis based on recorded assessment data and current scientific and current research.
  • Establishes plan of care and implements interventions in accordance with carepaths, protocols, and standards of care and current research.
  • Collaborates w/other health care providers in an interdisciplinary approach to provide care to the patient and family.
  • Order and perform routine diagnostic procedures
  • Develop and implement treatment plans
  • Monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions
  • Contributes to the educational development of staff, patients, family and self.
  • Demonstrates progressive leadership and effective management.
  • Provides education through role modeling and in-services to meet identified learning needs and to promote professionalism.
  • Advances own professional development through self-directed learning, continuing education and participation in peer review.
  • Initiates and maintains positive relationships with patients/customers.
  • Initiates and maintains positive relationships with co-workers.
  • Takes responsibility for self-development and supports a learning environment.
  • Displays commitment to the mission of the hospital and its values


Experience and Knowledge:
A minimum of 2 year of Advanced Practice (NP or PA) experience.
Demonstration of quality care in prior positions.
Demonstrated leadership skills
Demonstrated skills in interpersonal relationships

Nurse Practitioner:
Nursing Doctorate or Master of Science in Nursing with emphasis on clinical practice.
Physician Assistant:
Completion of a formal Physician Assistant training from an accredited program with NCCPA certification.

Required Credentials, Licensure or Certification (i.e. RN, RRT):
Nurse Practitioner:
Current RN license to practice in Ohio
Current APRN license to practice in Ohio
Adult/Gero, Family or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification
DEA required
Physician Assistant:
NCCPA-certified PA (PA-C) or eligible to be certified.
DEA required
Must meet all requirements of the Ohio State Medical Board for Physician Assistants.
Approval by the Ohio State Medical Board of standard or supplemental physician assistant utilization plan and supervision agreement between supervising physician and physician assistant before beginning work as a PA.
Must be credentialed by University Hospitals of Cleveland credentialing office before beginning work as a PA

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with Palliative Care patients strongly preferred
Oncology experience strongly preferred
Chronic disease and/or pain management
MICU/Acute Care experience