Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship 2020-2021
The Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) at Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer institute offers a one-year pediatric palliative care fellowship for a qualified nurse practitioner (PNP and FNP) within the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship Program . The fellowship is designed to develop skills in areas of palliative care such as pain and symptom management, facilitation around goals of care conversations, and psychosocial support for patients with all types of life-threatening illness and conditions. We work with patients in oncology, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, NICU, solid organ transplant, metabolism, genetics, etc.
The NP fellow will train alongside two physician fellows and one social work fellow in this unique interprofessional program. The fellowship includes training in inpatient, outpatient, and community palliative care as well as bereavement care. Mentoring by the interdisciplinary team that makes up PACT will enhance the fellow's integration with the Harvard Palliative Medicine fellowship curriculum.
This fellowship is designed to conform to the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association's Standards for Clinical Practicum in Palliative Nursing for Practicing Professional Nurses, Scope and Standards of Practice, and Competencies for Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses.
Qualified candidates will have:
Masters of Nursing from an accredited program.
Licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse in Massachusetts prior to the start of the fellowship on July 1, 2020, with the authority to prescribe controlled substances to all ages. Prior experience as a nurse or nurse practitioner is desired.
Certification in one of the following populations: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner.
Boston Children's Hospital's mission is to provide the highest quality health care. It is also the Hospital's mission to enhance the health and wellbeing of the children and families in our local community. In support of this mission, Children's strives to be the leading source of research and discovery, seeking new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases as well as to educate the next generation of leaders in child health.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.