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Job Summary

The Pediatric Palliative Care Team at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is seeking a qualified nurse practitioner to join its consultation service.  
This NP will be part of an interdisciplinary team that has provided more than 400 inpatient and outpatient consultations in the last year for children with advanced, complex and life-limiting conditions and their families.  The team is made up of physicians, nurses, a social worker, and a spiritual care provider.  
Consultations lead to recommendations which seek to minimize distressing symptoms and maximize quality of life.  
Our team works collaboratively with specialists and support staff in all medical and surgical sub-specialties and in all the wards and intensive care units in the children's hospital as well as in an ambulatory clinic.    
The nurse practitioner on the team will provide direct patient services, act as a physician extender, and be an important part of the educational programs of the team.



The Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner will function as an integral member of the interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care Team. The purpose of the role is to provide palliative care for patients living with life-threatening or life-limiting illness.  The practice will be within the scope of practice and legal boundaries of the Nurse Practitioner role in the State of Michigan and the Specifically Negotiated Agreement for practice within the University of Michigan Health Systems. 

Direct Care Responsibilities - include comprehensive ongoing assessment of the patient's condition and treatment, diagnosis, implementation of appropriate interventions and integration of symptom management into the patient's overall treatment plan;  documentation in the electronic medical record  with communication to the referring services, recommendations and therapeutic information in a timely manner;  performing family assessments of patients referred to the Pediatric Palliative Care Consult Service;  provision of psychological and emotional support and counseling for patients and families;  coordination of community referrals and working with community-based providers in coordinating care. 

Interdisciplinary Team Responsibilities - include participating in the development and documentation in the medical record of a cohesive palliative care plan based on the assessment and recommendations of all team members.; participating in scheduled team meetings and daily rounds.; completing appropriate forms for billing.; working collaboratively with other disciplines in the coordination of care of patients/families. 

Teaching/Training/Research Responsibilities - include supporting institutional goals by participating in the training, mentoring, in-services, seminars and formal presentations for UMHS staff, students as well as external community organizations and groups;  collecting and submitting data as requested to monitor outcomes for program evaluation, CQI programs, and research projects;  maintaining expert knowledge through self-study, educational opportunities;  maintenance of nurse practitioner and advance practice palliative care nurse certifications; and membership in professional and specialty organizations/societies. 

Departmental Responsibilities - include attending staff meetings, and participating in team meetings, projects and /or committees

This posting replaces #143282.

Nursing Specific Info

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.
Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the State of Michigan
  • National Certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Primary or Acute Care) or as a Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in Pediatric nursing.  
  • Experience caring for medically complex children with advanced illnesses, and their families
  • Experience caring for children receiving palliative care services
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary team setting

NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): 
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

* Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 
  • Experience coordinating care of complex patients with chronic illnesses.  
  • Experience caring for children with high symptom burden and/or complex conditions requiring multiple consultative services
  • Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Certification and/or Palliative Care training program
  • Excellend communicaiton and interpersonal skills


Work Schedule

Hours/Week: 40 Hours/Week
Shift/Hours/Days: Day shift/specific hours and days pending, occasional evening, night and weekend availability
Location: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with Advanced Practice Nursing opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or e-mail For a current listing of all open APRN job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please visit

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.