Nurse Practitioner

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US-DC-Washington DC


Nurse Practitioner – is a member of the active medical staff of Capital Caring Health and provides services to our patients throughout our continuum of care.  This person has advanced knowledge and skills to help prevent and relieve suffering some patients experience with life-limiting, life-threatening and terminal illnesses. The care provided includes, but is not limited to, home and facility-based hospice, home and facility-based palliative care, inpatient hospice, hospital-based palliative care consultation, and outpatient palliative care clinics.


Location: Washington, DC - Capital City Nursing Home 


Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm


COVID-19 vaccine required to be completed upon start.



The Nurse Practitioner provides quality patient care in variety of settings in collaboration with and under the direction of Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician. Follows established nursing and organizational standards, procedures, and practice. Gives specific patient care directions to nursing and other staff. Provides education and support for patients, families and staff members.



RN, completion of accredited program for Nurse Practitioners and related NP certification. 



5 years recent clinical experience to include sufficient experience in hospice, palliative care and/or acute inpatient care. Expertise in the medical care of terminally ill individuals required.



Licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland and/or the District of Columbia as dictated by job responsibilities and regional assignments. DEA and State Controlled Substances Registration in above jurisdictions or Licensure in the jurisdiction of practice - Current Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland, or District of Columbia professional Nurse Practitioner.



  • Training and experience in the palliative care of terminally ill patients.
  • Ability to obtain admitting privileges at area hospitals and nursing homes as requested.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a team of healthcare professionals throughout the organization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, team members, and professionals in the community served.
  • Ability to remain flexible and adaptable to change despite increased pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to see, hear, speak, grasp, feel, walk and lift or otherwise perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

Computer Skills

  • Ability to use Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP.
  • Ability to use all Microsoft Products: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Access Database is helpful.
  • Experience with Suncoast Software is preferred.

Physical, mental, emotional

  • Lift and move equipment and patients weighing over 50 pounds.
  • Provide care for highly emotional patients/families.
  • Develop coping mechanisms in order to care for patients who are terminally ill and to work in a stressful environment.
  • See, hear, grasp, feel, speak, or otherwise perform essential functions with or without accommodations.


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