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Palliative Care Nurse Coordinator

Company: Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Location: Carmichael
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area---s largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community---s well-being, our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care, Hip- and Knee- Replacement. 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 We offer the following benefits to support you and your family: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance Flexible spending accounts Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft Adoption Assistance Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family Paid Time Off (PTO) Tuition Assistance for career growth and development Retirement Programs Wellness Programs LI-DH 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 Preferred: Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care

Keywords: Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael , Palliative Care Nurse Coordinator, Healthcare , Carmichael, California

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