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Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care


Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

  • 531447
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 30 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: n/a
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $120,000 - $150,000

Position Summary

The Adult Palliative Care Service at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital is seeking an experienced NP to join our interdisciplinary palliative care program.


  • Provide inpatient palliative care consultations in critical care, oncology, neurology, cardiology and surgical units.
  • Provide consultative services on medicine and surgical patients, in both ICU and non-ICU settings.
  • Conduct daily rounds and work together with an interdisciplinary palliative care team, consisting of a physician, social worker, chaplain, hospice and palliative medicine fellow and often other learners (medical and nursing students, other clinical fellows, etc.).
  • Provide comprehensive pain and symptom management, assist with clarifying goals of care, and provide support to patients and families.
  • Participate in developing educational and/or QI projects for nurses and others at the institution.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus one to two years of hospice or palliative care experience
  • Experience in either hospice or palliative care
  • HPNA certification (or eligibility within 1 year)
  • Current New York State NP and RN licenses, board certification, DEA license, and BCLS certification
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to flexible schedule and fast/changing work environment
  • Comfortable working in a busy academic hospital
  • Competency in specialist level pain and symptom management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Inpatient hospital experience

Other Requirements

  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
  • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
  • Wear N-95 respirator
  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
  • Work with known infectious agents or biological toxins where prophylactic vaccination is available
  • Physical demands

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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