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Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care, College of Medicine

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati puts education into action, ranking among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


At UC, today’s possibilities spark tomorrow’s reality.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s doctors are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Family Medicine is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff. With world-class research, teaching, and medical practice opportunities, why not choose the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine?

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is recruiting an Advanced Practice Provider to join the Palliative Medicine program within the UC Health hospital system. The Palliative Medicine program is a growing interdisciplinary service with an expanding presence at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) and across the health system. The provider will primarily have clinical responsibilities at UCMC with occasional coverage responsibilities at West Chester Hospital.


Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary palliative care team to provide evidence-based palliative care services for patients within UC Health.
  • Collaborate with the attending palliative care physician on clinical cases and/or seek supervision/joint visits when felt necessary by either the APP or attending physician.
  • Attend weekly palliative care team meetings.
  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives within the clinical sites.
  • Participate in UC Health palliative care expansion initiatives.
  • Serve on hospital committees as needed.
  • Give lectures as part of the palliative care education series.
  • Provide education and serve as a resource for nursing staff and healthcare providers in area of clinical expertise.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing and graduation from an ANA approved Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the appropriate boards.
  • Ability to obtain an unrestricted Ohio Nurse Practitioner License and DEA license.
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience (APP or RN) OR completion of APP Palliative Care fellowship.

Required Education

Master’s Degree in Nursing and graduation from an ANA approved Nurse Practitioner Program.

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Current/valid RN and APN license/license eligible to practice in the state of Ohio.
  • May require certification in corresponding specialty.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) years nursing experience.
  • Additional related work experience may be required depending on specialty/sub-specialty.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Willingness to participate in additional training in the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
  • Prior APP experience or experience in hospice or palliative medicine is ideal.
  • In the absence of hospice or palliative medicine experience, experience caring for patients in the inpatient, intensive care unit, oncology, or geriatrics settings are ideal.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Often
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 82242 


Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care, College of Medicine

Date:  Jun 5, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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