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Registered Nurse - Palliative Care

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Olympia
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Job Description:

Providence is calling a Palliative Care Registered Nurse (0.8 FTE, Days) to the Hospice Services Department at Providence St Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. We are seeking a compassionate and caring Registered Nurse (RN) to provide direct clinical support, education and development, and case management for Palliative Care Services in the Inpatient hospital and Outpatient clinic or Facility setting.

The Palliative Care RN assists the Palliative Care Service team in responding to and triaging and assigning referrals; educating/mentoring nurses and other clinicians and non-clinicians in evidence-based palliative care; assisting the Care Coordinator in discharge planning and/or entry into the hospice program; and functioning as a case manager for patients throughout the continuum of care.

The Palliative Care RN may be required to travel to select sites in the Southwest Washington Region to provide care and program development.

In this position you will:
Optimize quality care for patients receiving palliative care and/or end-of-life and communicates this in action and word
Triage new consults for Palliative Care and assigns priority, as well as clinician to see patient.
Contact patients to schedule and reschedule missed appointments.
Serve as liaison between the primary physician, palliative care clinician and the patient.
Identify patients that need navigation and assistance with barriers, such as lack of insurance, financial issues, need for personal support, language, and any other problems that may arise and initiates appropriate referrals
Retrieve medical records as needed.
Work collaboratively with MSW/Case manager to eliminate barriers for accessing care.
Work collaboratively with medical and community resources to address the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient.
Develops curricula and teaches classes to ensure competency development of interdisciplinary team.
Mentor/educate clinical staff and other professional students in principals of palliative care.

Required qualifications for this position include:
Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing
WA State Registered Nursing license
Two years of RN experience in an acute care (hospital) setting
Two years clinical experience in Crisis Intervention or Inpatient Psychiatry Unit or Licensed Counseling- Select clinical environments may substitute for Crisis Intervention requirement

Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Bachelors or Masters Degree in nursing or counseling
Two years experience in hospice, oncology, or hospital-based palliative care
Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Certification or eligible and working toward certification or willing to complete certification within 2 years of hire
End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Core Training and/or Hospice Education Network core curriculum training
About the clinic you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet--" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center--. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details


Our Mission

As expressions of God---s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Hospice Nursing

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 201536

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Olympia , Registered Nurse - Palliative Care, Healthcare , Olympia, Washington

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