• Nurse Practitioner Fellow in Palliative Care (1 Year Fellowship)

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 months ago(9/13/2019 2:32 PM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview

    The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Adult Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Fellowship is a one-year full time fellowship to prepare a qualified nurse practitioner to assume clinical, leadership and educator roles in adult palliative care specialty practice.  Nurse fellows join an interprofessional class, the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship, of nurse practitioners, physicians, social worker, and pharmacist who share the goal of a career in palliative care.  Training includes classroom teaching and clinical supervision by experts in the field so fellows can attain proficiency in the care of patients with serious illness or at the end of life.   Fellows will gain competency in management of pain and other symptoms, end of life symptom management, provision of psycho-social support for patients and families, and advanced communication skills.


    Elements of the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship include:

    • Mentoring by expert advanced palliative nurses and interdisciplinary team members that include physicians, psychologists, social workers, chaplains, and pharmacists.
    • The fellowship conforms to the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association’s Standards of Clinical Education of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. 
    • Fellows receive a salary and full benefits for 1 year from 7/1/2020-6/30/2021.
    • Fellows attend a summer intensive classroom curriculum in the early months of fellowship that covers principles and domains of palliative care. For the remainder of the year fellows have ½ days didactic sessions monthly.
    • Clinical rotations will include: inpatient Palliative Care Service at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Adult Palliative Care Clinic, home and inpatient hospice, and community-based palliative care.
    • Elective rotations designed by fellow.
    • Retreats for fellows on Teaching, Resiliency, and Leadership
    • Scholarly projects that are assigned include:
      • Quality improvement project
      • Presentation at Palliative Care Grand Rounds
      • Submission of an abstract and attendance at the 2021 Annual Assembly http://aahpm.org/meetings/assembly
      • Preparation and presentation to a small group on a clinical topic
      • Participation in Nursing seminars


    Additional information about Harvard Interprofessional Fellowship and full application requirements please refer to:



    email DFCI Fellowship Director: Barbara Reville, DNP, ANP, ACHPN




    Open application period from November 1, 2019 to January 1, 2020.


    • Fulfillment of all requirements including didactics curriculum and scholarly assignments of the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship.
    • Comply with all job requirements of DFCI Nurse Practitioner.


    • Masters or Doctorate in Nursing from an accredited program by January 2020.
    • Board certified or board-eligible by January 31, 2020 in Adult/Geriatric Primary Care, Adult Acute Care, or Family.
    • Licensure as a Certified Nurse Practitioner in MA required before start of fellowship (July 1, 2020).
    • Prescriptive authority for controlled substances in MA with DEA registration required before start of fellowship.
    • Prior experience as Nurse Practitioner preferred.


    Monday – Friday; 8-5 PM.

    Temporary position from: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.


    The fellowship is a non-union, grant-funded temporary position.

    The salary is $65,000 which includes full benefits and 4-weeks’ vacation. 

    Dana Farber Cancer Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.





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