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RN-Patient Care Coordinator, HART

Company: CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

OVERVIEW: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community. CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country. Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team! The CHI Franciscan Hospice team provides end of life care to 700 patients per day in a wide variety of settings including homes, Adult Family Homes, Nursing Homes, Hospice House and Assisted Livings. We provide patient centered care focusing on comfort and quality of life. Staff are organized into multiple small teams based on geography and whether patients live in facilities or homes. Franciscan Hospice reaches patients in the 4,000 square mile area including King, Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Staff need to be willing to travel within their assigned area. "wash rn" RESPONSIBILITIES FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE THAT ALLOWS YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADMIT PATIENTS TO HOSPICE IN PATIENT HOMES AND CARE SETTINGS THROUGHOUT OUR THREE COUNTY AREA. PLEASE JOIN OUR TEAM TO HELP FULFIL OUR MISSION TO PROVIDE EXCELLENT PATIENT CENTERED, END OF LIFE CARE. This job is responsible for evaluating and admitting patients to CHI-Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) hospice services in accordance with professional nursing standards, internal guidelines and applicable regulatory requirements. Work includes: 1) responding to urgent client telephone calls; 2), assessing and identifying the symptom management needs of clients; 3) coordinating the necessary interventions in accordance with agency treatment protocols to resolve client concerns; and 4) providing end-of-life education to clients to ensure their physical, psychological and spiritual needs are met. An incumbent utilizes critical nursing skills to assess situations over the phone, addressing urgent clinical issues as appropriate and in collaboration with physician and/or established protocols/standards. Work requires strong communication skills in order to get the necessary assessment information over the telephone and to give the patient/caregiver instructions in triage situations. An incumbent exercises a high degree of independent judgment and applies skills obtained through academic and clinical preparation. Unusual problems or proposed deviations from guidelines, practices or precedents are discussed with a manager or physician before being initiated. Essential Duties: Interviews and evaluates patients for hospice eligibility in accordance with Medicare criteria Admits patients to hospice services in accordance with established procedures. Performs patient Triage activities in accordance with standard protocols. Assesses learning readiness and educates patients and/or families concerning their physical, psychosocial or spiritual needs and monitors the status of hospitalized patients. Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's defined specific populations served. Performs related duties as required. QUALIFICATIONS Job Requirements: *Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred. *Two years of related nursing work experience in an acute clinical care setting that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities. *Work experience in one of the following clinical specialty areas is required: Oncology, Med/Surg, Nutrition Support, Pediatrics, IV Therapy, Gerontology, and Home Health. *Current licensure as an RN by the Washington State Board of Nursing. *Current Health Care Provider BLS Certification. Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity 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. 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). CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

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