UnityPoint Health

Nurse Practitioner-Palliative Care-Methodist

Requisition ID
Hidden (25676)
US-IA-Des Moines
1200 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Des Moines
Palliative Care- Meth
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Days (40 hours/week)
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner provides advanced nursing care to the palliative care patient and their family. The nurse practitioner delivers palliative care to patients and families in the UnityPoint Health Des Moines hospitals.This individual will work within an interdisciplinary team to formulate a plan of care based on assessment, examination, and selected diagnostic procedures within his/her scope of practice. The hospital based palliative care nurse practitioner collaborates with the referring physician, patient’s family, and care team, to formulate a care plan for the patient and family that incorporates a holistic approach. The palliative care nurse practitioner will serve as a facilitator of communication between the patient and family and care providers. The palliative care nurse practitioner will coordinate the necessary components of care to ensure the successful transition of the palliative care patient to various levels of care or at crucial points in the patient’s disease progression.


Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/ 


• Assesses the palliative care patient for urgent and emergent conditions.
• Assesses the impact of acute, critical, or chronic illness or injury on the patient’s quality of life from a holistic perspective.
• Manages patient’s disease or treatment related symptoms
• Prescribes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions
• Utilizes a holistic approach in the assessment and evaluation of palliative care patients.
• Conducts daily clinical rounds of the palliative care patients and provides written documentation
• Together with the patient and family, establishes the patient’s goals of care and communicates those goals in written documentation in the medical record as well as verbally to other care providers as needed.
• Conducts daily clinical rounds of the palliative care patients and provides written documentation
• In collaboration with other inter-professional team members, formulates a plan of care which is founded on the patient’s goals of care, to address health care needs ad implement appropriate interventions.


Education: Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program required. Master’s Degree in Nursing required.

Experience: Requires a minimum of 5 years of acute care nursing experience. Experience in Palliative Care, End of Life Care, critical care, chronic care or hospice preferred. 2 years of ARNP experience preferred.

License(s)/Certification(s): Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Current licensure as RN and ARNP in the state of Iowa required. Certified or certification eligible.


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