Nurse Practitioner

    • Job Tracking ID: 512219-598025
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
      Flossmoor, IL
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 21, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: March 12, 2018
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Job Description:

This Nurse Practitioner position is for SOUTH SIDE of CHICAGO (from Cermak, south and west. Cermak from the Lake to as far West as Harlem) and the SOUTHERN SUBURBS. No Weekends. No On Call.

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for working in collaboration with the patient, primary care physician, medical director, and other palliative care team members in an active practice to deliver palliative care and related health care services to patients and families.

This NP will also need DEA after employment & NPI/Medicare in order to bill

  • Performs bedside palliative care patient/family evaluation: assists with diagnosis and management of acute and chronic health conditions.
  • Assists in care coordination for palliative care referrals.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate patient records.
  • Charts and documents to support sound medical practice and reimbursement for services provided.
  • Works with other staff in developing the palliative care program.
  • Recommends medications, treatments, and durable medical equipment.
  • Consults with the Medical Director and palliative care physician(s) as needed: consults primary physician of services provided and collaborates with other physicians.
  • Participates in Interdisciplinary Group Meetings.
  • Provides coverage of on-call during the extended hours.
  • Complies with applicable laws and regulations with respect to Collaborative Agreements.
  • Supports and creates marketing and community education resources in advancing the Palliative Care Program.
  • Provides training and continuing education to staff in collaboration with the education department.
  • Assists in development of clinical practice guideline/standards/policies/procedures in support of quality palliative care.
  • Other duties may be assigned or required for the performance of this position.

Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in advance practice nursing
  • Training in hospice and palliative care and pain and symptom management
  • Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Illinois
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse preferred
  • 2-3 year’s experience as an advanced practice nurse in the palliative healthcare setting
  • Experience working with patients of all ages
  • Nursing skills
  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Organization skills
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, patient database, e-mail), voicemail
  • Competent in pain and symptom management
  • Able to use medical equipment
  • Frequently works under tight deadlines and with interruptions
  • Frequently sitting and working at the computer
  • Frequently working with confidential information
  • May be required to lift up to 25-50 lbs frequently and move up to 200 lbs occasionally with the assistance of a gait belt or Hoyer lift.
  • Assistance in administering medications that is ordinarily self-administered, when indicated.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases

JourneyCare is the combined organization of Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care, JourneyCare, and Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter.  The three organizations came together in 2015 to provide greater services to more patients and families across 10 counties in the Chicago area and northern Illinois.  We offer more than 100 years of combined expertise, providing palliative, supportive and end-of-life care and helping people facing serious illness live life to the fullest, with dignity and without pain, on their own terms. 


JourneyCare is growing and seeking world-class, compassionate professionals who are highly skilled, possess superior interpersonal skills and make a commitment to our culture of excellence. Join our team of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Chaplains and C.N.A.’s , along with more than 1,300 volunteers, who continue to be a trusted resource for care and support in the communities we serve.


Our services include:

  • Adult hospice and palliative care

  • Pediatric hospice and palliative care

  • Five Hospice CareCenters, located in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago, Glenview and Woodstock, for those who require short term, around-the-clock medical oversight

  • Integrative therapies that include pet therapy, music therapy and music-thanatology, aromatherapy, art, massage and compassionate touch

  • A comprehensive grief support program

  • Jewish Care Services

  • We Honor Veterans Program

  • A broad range of volunteer opportunities


    Your Life . . .


    Working for JourneyCare is more than a career choice.  Many of our employees will tell you it’s a calling that changed their lives.


    JourneyCare has cared for generations of patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses, providing comfort, peace and well-being.


    We are committed to be the employer of choice by offering:

  • Competitive compensation

  • A comprehensive benefit package

  • Continuing education and generous tuition reimbursement

  • A supportive, collaborative and fun work environment


    Your Path . . .


    Our Care Teams are committed to making each day the best it can be for our patients and families while enriching the lives of those we serve.


    Join our Journey!

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