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Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".


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 actively evolving Palliative Medicine program within the UCHealth system. The palliative medicine program at UCHealth is a growing interdisciplinary service.  We are looking to expand from services at Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) to West Chester Hospital (WCH). The provider will offer inpatient consult services primarily at WCH with active participation with the UCMC team. They will provide palliative care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and further the COM mission through excellence in education, innovation and clinical care in the field of palliative medicine.

Essential Functions

Clinical Care:

  • Collaborate with the interdisceplinary palliative care team to provide palliative care services for patients within UC Health
  • Collaborate with the attending palliative medicine 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 committees and expansion initiatives.
  • Serve on hospital committees as needed.



  • Contribute to a positive learning environment for learners.
  • 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.


Scholarship: All care faculty are expected to contribute to scholarship, including any of the following: curriculum development; research; regional and national presentations; publications; peer review. On average, each core staff member is anticipated to complete two scholarly activities per year.

Minimum Requirements

The skills to provide palliative care for a diverse population of all ages in the inpatient setting. Required skills include:

  • Communication skills to lead family meetings, goals of care discussions, and end-of-life discussions with cultural humility.
  • Complete psychosocial and spiritual assessments in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Manage pain and non-pain symptoms that accompany serious illness.
  • Provide end-of-life care.


Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team and provide consultative care in collaboration with primary medical teams. This is accomplished through:

  • Providing a supportive team environment through expressed enthusiasm, approachability, and respect for all members of the healthcare team.
  • Encouraging all team members to participate in the development of treatment plans.
  • Respect for differing opinions.
  • Openness to feedback from all colleagues.


Certification as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant by the appropriate boards
Ability to obtain an unrestricted Ohio Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant License and DEA license. 
Minimum of 3 years clinical experience as an APP or 3+ years of any clinical experience in hospice and/or
palliative medicine or a related field.
Prior experience in hospice and/or
palliative medicine is ideal. In the absence of hospice or palliative medicine experience, experience caring for patients in the intensive care unit, oncology, cardiology, or geriatrics setting is preferred.
Willingness to participate in additional training in the field of Hospice and
Palliative Medicine.


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: 76023 


Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine

Date:  Jan 6, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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