Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Garnet Health
 Middletown, NY


Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:

  • 601 licensed inpatient beds
  • Emergency medicine
  • Surgical services
  • Ambulatory surgery services
  • Skilled nursing unit
  • Cardiology services including emergency and elective angioplasty
  • Oncology services from diagnosis to treatment
  • Orthopedic services including joint replacements
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • Birthing centers
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Outpatient diagnostic imaging
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Primary, Specialty, and Urgent care practices
  • Adult day care
  • Mental health and chemical dependency programs
  • Diabetes program
  • Wound care
  • Sleep Center Services
  • Outpatient infusion services
  • Rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Hospitalist services
  • Rape intervention and support services
  • Community screenings and support groups


The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Conducts will be responsible for the development of the inpatient palliative care program, in collaboration with the attending physician and interdisciplinary team. Acts as a content expert in this area of practice, setting evidence based standards and guidelines for patient care. Is a resource person for the healthcare team, communicating with the patient, family, and interdisciplinary team both verbally and in the EMR.


Minimum Education: Master’s of Science in Nursing. Valid and Current NYS Registered Nurse Practitioner license. Board certified as Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner ACHPN or an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner by the AANP or ANCC.

Minimum Experience: 3–5 minimum years of direct patient care experience required as RN in med/surg, oncology, or intensive care.

3-5 years experience in Palliative Care / hospice training.

Required Certification/Registration: ACLS/BLS certification necessary. Prescriptive authority and DEA number (preferred)

Physical Requirements: Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/ walking. Lifts, positions, pushes and / or transfers patients. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching.

Working Conditions: Busy and fast paced. Frequent contact with patients, family and other employees. Good computer skills; knowledge of electronic medical record.

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