Kaiser Permanente Nurse Practitioner-Hospice/Palliative - Continuing Care Services - Montgomery Park in Portland, Oregon

Functions in an expanded role to regularly provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members who need Palliative or Hospice care; serves as the attending physician and collaborates with physician to certify patient for hospice. This will be provided in a patient centric, cost-effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards, state and Federal regulations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with the Hospice and Palliative Care Doctors, Sr Manager, Operations Manager and other team members to ensure smooth day-to-day operations within the teams; ensures the care provided to patients meets agency and regulatory standards, quality patient care, and effective and efficient resources utilization. Ensures adherence to Hospice Conditions of Participation. Provides leadership to palliative care and hospice staff to ensure appropriate multidisciplinary communication, collaborative working relationships, and a customer-oriented environment responsible to the needs of external/internal customers. Provides consultations to palliative care and hospice patients in the hospital, clinic or patient's home. Ensures adherence to Hospice Conditions of Participation. Completes Face to Face encounter visits for hospice patients and collaborates with hospice physician to certify patient for hospice when appropriate. Assists in the development and review of appropriate clinical protocols, policies, and processes that support appropriate referrals and care. Provides physician back up and coverage responsibilities where appropriate, including writing prescriptions. Shares Hospice on-call responsibilities with Hospice Medical Director, Associate Medical Directors, and Nurse Practitioners. Performs other duties as assigned by the Hospice Physician, Hospice and Palliative Care Operations Manager or Sr. Manager of Hospice and Palliative Care.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimumtwo (2) years of Hospice/Palliative Care experience OR Internal Medicine, Family Practice or Oncology experience for a minimum of five (5) years as a Nurse Practitioner


  • Graduate of ANA-approved NP program

License, Certification, Registration

  • NP: National certification required at time of hire. Current Oregon AND Washington RN license required. License in state vhere assigned required upon hire/transfer, applicatlon for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months. Current Oregon AND Washington state NP license required. License n state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months. Prescribing registration required at time of hire. National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

  • ACHPN certification within 1 year

  • Valid driver's license and proof of insurance upon hire/transfer

Additional Requirements:

  • Thorough and working knowledge of all common chronic or terminal diseases

  • Working knowledge of Hospice and palliative care philosophy of care

  • Working knowledge of state health care laws, licensing board regulations and controlled substance regulations

  • Ability to assess and develop treatment plan to include patient goals and palliative care and hospice philosophy

  • Ability to communicate treatment plans effectively, both verbally and in writing, with member's healthcare team, including specialty providers

  • Ability to serve in a lead role to the palliative and hospice patient care team

  • Access to reliable automobile during work hours for transportation to hospital, clinic and home visits

  • Ability to work on call

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years Hospice and/or Palliative Care experience


TITLE: Nurse Practitioner-Hospice/Palliative - Continuing Care Services - Montgomery Park

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.