Palliative Care Advanced Practice Provider Fellow

Washington, DC

Position Summary:

Palliative Care Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

The MedStar Health Palliative Care Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship is a one-year program (July to June) in which an advanced practice provider fellow has the unique opportunity to engage in interprofessional education at a large tertiary hospital serving a diverse population. The advanced practice provider fellow will learn in collaboration with the social work and physician fellows, sharing didactic and workshop experiences and partnering for clinical visits.

By the end of the year, the advanced practice provider fellow will demonstrate competency in a number of domains. These include the following:
  • Assessment and management of pain syndromes, non-pain symptoms, and psychosocial distress associated with serious illnesses
  • Basic principles and practical applications of medical and nursing ethics
  • Spiritual, religious, existential, and cultural aspects of care
  • Advanced care planning
  • Care of imminently dying patients and their families
  • Grief, loss, and bereavement support
  • Team collaboration in palliative care practice, education, and research

  • Interprofessional curriculum, faculty, and learners
  • Accelerated development of evidence-based clinical competencies with a high degree of supervised independence
  • Structured training and mentorship from experienced palliative care clinicians from multiple disciplines
  • Opportunity to pursue individual interests through elective rotations
  • Scholarly involvement, including a capstone project/presentation, journal club, and mentored research or QI projects designed to lead to national presentations and peer-reviewed publications
  • Rotations in hospice and pediatric palliative care, as well as outpatient clinic experience
  • Preparation to sit for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Board Certification (ACHPN)
  • Preparation to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)
  • Stipend and benefits provided
Application requirements
To apply, please submit:
  • Personal statement/cover letter, including how a palliative care fellowship aligns with overall career goals (no more than two pages, double-spaced)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two professional/academic letters of recommendation (preferably one letter should be from a clinician in the field of hospice or palliative care)

We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from 3rd party recruiters/search firms.

Why join MedStar Medical Group?

We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that enables you to define your own future—by region, specialty, or professional interest. We are also among the nation’s 15 largest medical groups, with the resources of highly respected MedStar Health behind us. We are collaborative, too. Your input and opinions concerning quality of patient care, your practice and this organization truly matter. You’ll also find balance here. We work hard, but we also value our personal lives and pursuits beyond the workplace. If you want an exciting career that is always challenging, always rewarding, apply now.

MedStar Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer.
Washington, D.C.

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