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Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care - Full Time - southern Illinois
Hospice | IL-SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon | Mt. Vernon, IL | Req #: R96818

SSM Health - Illinois seeks a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner to join our established Palliative Care service line. This position will be affiliated with both Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia, Illinois and will be a full-time position.

This is an employed position with SSM Health - Illinois, a premier hospital system located in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, where easy access is available to St. Louis, Chicago, Evansville, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Memphis and Nashville.

Candidates will expect to:

  • Practice at both hospitals within the SSM Health - Illinois Ministry
  • Provide consult services for patients with serious illness, addressing pain, symptom management, goals of care and advanced care planning in the hospital setting
  • Develop relationships and work closely with our hospitalist and intensivist programs.
  • Provider education to nurses and providers on Palliative Care, how it can help and general education
  • Attending hospitalist and MEC meetings at times
  • Working at a not-for-profit Catholic institution affiliated with SSM Health

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program
  • Current NP Board Certification
  • Advanced Certification in Hospital and Palliative Care (ACHPN), preferred, however willing to educate and train a new candidate to take the test when eligible.
  • 1 year of practice experience in Palliative care or Hospice preferred,
  • 1 year of practice experience in any other field is required


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Why SSM Health

At SSM Health, we are driven by a singular Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. It's a higher calling that binds us. Here, we work together, system and providers alike, to heal the body, mind and spirit of our patients. We are united by a shared commitment to serve through faith, humanity, compassionate care and exceptional medicine.

Employment Benefits

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  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • CME stipends and time
  • Adoption reimbursement
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SSM Health continues to expand our heritage of healing. We strive to be system-driven by our Mission and a pursuit of continuous improvement. Through this commitment, we’ve established ourselves as a leading integrated health care system in the Midwest — recognized by prestigious regional and national accrediting bodies with awards for performance excellence, quality, technology, safety and patient experience.

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Southern Illinois is one of the hidden gems of the Midwest. With astonishing natural beauty, local and natural history, and communities with their own unique identities, there is so much to do and discover here. Experience ancient history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, the nation’s largest archaeological site, in Collinsville, IL or the explore the historical hideout of notorious outlaws, such as Jesse James, at Cave-In-Rock, nestled in the Shawnee National Forest. Take in a day of the arts, dining or entertainment during one of Mt. Vernon’s many festivals or a day of relaxation on the Southern Illinois Wine Trail. There are abundant hospitality and opportunities for those who call this unique region their home.

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“This past year has further demonstrated the important and influential role that health care systems can and should play in shaping local communities and society at large,” Joe Hodges, Regional President, SSM Health in Oklahoma. “SSM Health is proud to join this pledge and will continue taking bold steps to ensure better health for all – particularly those who are economically, physically and socially marginalized.”

Collectively, SSM Health and the other Catholic health organizations that have signed the pledge employ nearly a half million people across 46 states and the District of Columbia, and care for almost four million patients annually.

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