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Nurse Practitioner - Hospice and Palliative Care - Denver

SCL Health System Denver, CO

Job Description

Nurse Practitioner - Hospice and Palliative Care - Denver-18004032 

About Us:


SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.6 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through 10 hospitals, more than 100 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana. We relentlessly focus on delivering safe, high-quality, effective care to every patient, every time, everywhere. In 2016, SCL Health invested $257 million in community benefit ”10 cents of every dollar we earn”to support health improvement in our communities. 

Opportunity Description:


SCL Health is seeking a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner to provide direct and indirect care to patients and families experiencing chronic and/or terminal illness. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of the patient. This position will flex between our Hospice and Palliative programs.

  • Work collaboratively with an amazing interdisciplinary team of Physicians, other Advanced Practitioners, Social Workers and Chaplains
  • Hours are Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
  • Call is 1 night per week on-call and every 5th weekend in the Hospital Inpatient Unit
  • Palliative Care offered to patients in the clinic setting, patient home and/or hospital setting
  • Responsible for program development and education.
  • Function independently to perform physical assessments of Palliative and Hospice patients.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits



  • Completion of a postgraduate Nurse Practitioner Program, required
  • Valid license/certificate as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of practice, required
  • DEA and full prescriptive authority in the state of CO, required
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification, required
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Registered Nurse with at least one year in a geriatric setting, highly desired
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner, required
  • One year of Hospice/Palliative Care experience, highly desired



: Lutheran Hospice Center, Wheat Ridge, CO

Primary Location

: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: ELH-Palliative Care


: Full-time


: Day Shift

Job Posting

: May 8, 2018, 8:40:16 AM
FTE: 1.0

 Advanced Practice Providers


: Paula Krob

Job Details

Date Posted May 9, 2018
Date Closes June 8, 2018
Requisition 18004032
Located In Denver, CO
SOC Category 00-0000.00