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Palliative Care Nurse Coordinator

Company: Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Location: Carmichael
Posted on: June 28, 2020

Job Description:

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.
Responsibilities
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.
Knowledge:

  • 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 programs.
  • 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 management #missioncritical
    Qualifications
    Minimum:
    • 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 experience

    • *** This is a temporary position ***
      Preferred:
      • Certification in Hospice and Palliative CareEqual Opportunity
        Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please
        Dignity Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

        External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
        If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at

        and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
        Dignity Health participates in E-verify.

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