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Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Cornerstone VNA

Cornerstone VNA is a non-profit home, health and hospice organization serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine.  The team at the VNA uses the latest technology to provide the most highly skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work, and support services in their service area.

Certified Specialty programs include Wound, Ostomy & Incontinence care, Diabetes Management and Education, Certified Behavioral Health Nursing, Certified Intravenous Therapy, Chronic Care Management, Palliative Care Consultations, a Maternal Wellness Program and Fall Prevention & Balance Therapies.  Specialty services include a Telehealth Program, an in-home health monitoring system, and Smart Care, an emergency response and communication system for patients and their families providing 24 hour, 7 day a week peace of mind and added sense of security when making the transition to homecare.

Cornerstone VNA is a center of Excellence for Home Health and Hospice Care.

Position Description:

The Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner will be accountable to the Hospice/Palliative Care Director for consults and management of PC patients in the community, face to face encounter for Hospice recerts or symptom management needs, provides medical expertise on pain and symptom management to clinical staff, interacts with attending physicians for collaboration of patient care regarding pain and symptom management issues and update of patient's plan of care, maintains documentation of patients visits and assigns appropriate billing code that will support the level of service per the regulation, acts as a liaison to the community in the capacity of educational sessions as requested by the Hospice/Palliative Care Director, remains current on clinical standards of practice in hospice and palliative care; promotes evidence based practice, assists the Hospice/Palliative Director in review of patient referrals and patient's appropriateness for services, identifies home care patients for appropriateness of hospice services through "Palliative Care Consults" and various other duties as assigned by the Hospice/Palliative Care Director. This position is part-time.



  • Medical/Dental Insurance (cost based on hours hired)
  • On-going education/training
  • Generous earned time benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • AAA Coverage
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Exceptional and supportive work environment 

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or graduate of post masters certificate program for nurse practitioner
  • Current NP/ARNP license in New Hampshire and Maine eligible
  • Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care preferred


  • Experience in the area of pain and symptom management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to practice within an interdisciplinary team with a focus on patient centered care.
  • Knowledgeable in the Hospice philosophy and regulation preferred
  • Must have Medicare Part B billing capabilities with an active NPI #
  • Proficiency with medical EMR systems
  • Valid driver's license in good standing and vehicle insurance required
  • Ability to provide trusted, compassionate and expert care
How to Apply:

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please do not email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.   

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Date Added: October 20, 2017

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