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RN - Palliative Care

PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth

Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN - Palliative Care for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $39.21 – $74.43. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

Hiring bonus and relocation assistance may be available.

Assess, coordinate and provide palliative care services to chronically ill patients across the continuum of care.

DETAILS OF THE POSITION:

  • Coordinate palliative care referrals by rounding throughout the facility and physician offices to obtain referrals to include identifying patient's physical, psychosocial and cultural needs. Assist in obtaining community resources and equipment as needed. Assist in obtaining referrals to appropriate care agencies when requested by patient/family.
  • Provide care planning/coordination to include complete initial and on-going assessment of palliative care patients. Effectively plan with appropriate members of the care team. Attend care conferences on specified units to assist in revising plans of care for patients. Maintain monthly telephone contact of palliative care patients to assess status, offer support, answer questions and give direction. Offer and assist in coordinating emotional and spiritual support.
  • Provide education to new employees, volunteers, physicians, families, patients and nurses regarding palliative care services utilizing available education resources. Develop and implement activities including seminars, conferences, workshops, short courses, shows, public events and other related programs.
  • Perform effective communication and documentation by communicating and documenting coordinator interventions in accordance with standards; utilize recognized organization communication standard; keep abreast of and complying with departmental and organizational changes and events through reading appropriate communications and attend unit and assigned meetings.
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, investigate trends, recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness.

WHAT YOU BRING: 

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing is required. BSN preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year Required: Hospice, homecare or other community services area nursing experience (or may have equivalent combination of education and/or experience) 
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington.
  • BLS certification from the American Heart Association.
  • Develop and coordinate program component improvements such as materials, resources and program themes.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For a full description of the position, or for questions, please contact Brian Hottel; bhottel@peacehealth.org

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.