Palliative Care Nurse Coordinator
Company: Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Posted on: June 28, 2020
Overview: Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health
member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located
in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento
County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the
region's largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for
more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only
Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.
Summary: This position is responsible for planning, developing,
implementing, coordinating and evaluating palliative care services
in collaboration with the Sacramento area Mercy Hospitals and
Dignity Health, in a manner consistent with the Mission and
Philosophy of Dignity Health. Included in this responsibility is
developing and maintaining strong relationships with physicians and
hospital staff to deliver palliative, comfort care to seriously ill
and dying patients. In addition, this position is responsible to
collaborate with related healthcare practitioners, the patients and
their significant others in assisting with admissions of
appropriate patients to hospice service. This position is
responsible for the enhancement and promotion of palliative care in
the hospital, assuring educational opportunities; standards and
program development; quality improvement activities; consultation
and care management.
- Expert pain and symptom management, administration and
therapeutic effects of medications.
- Concepts of managed care, CQI and QA methodologies.
- Demonstrated clinical standards for hospice and palliative care
practice, community resources related to palliative care or hospice
- Demonstrated knowledge of Medicare and MediCal regulations,
Title 22, NHPCO and the Joint Commission standards, for Hospital,
Hospice and SNF, RCFE regulations.
- Ability to demonstrate competency with death and dying process,
terminal and chronic illness, grief, and coping skills.
- Effective Interpersonal Skills, problem-solving techniques
including conflict management skills. Excellent oral and written
communication skills and effective computer skills pain management,
pain mgmt, pain assessment, nurse, staff nurse, registered nurse,
rn, charge nurse, clinical nurse specialist, cns, nurse
practitioner, np, palliative care, palliative, advanced practice;
National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization; hospice, pain
- Current CA RN licensure & AHA BLS
- Minimum of five (5) years RN experience, preferably in
medical-surgical services, oncology nursing, hospice, geriatrics,
intensive care, and/or geriatric-psychiatry.
- Master of Science in Nursing or equivalent,
- BSN may be considered(in lieu of MSN) with extensive
*** This is a temporary position ***
- Certification in Hospice and Palliative CareEqual
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