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RN Patient Care Coordinator - Hospice

Company: CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: Hospice / St Joseph Medical Center / East Pierce County

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.
Job Summary --- Coordinates the care for Hospice patients who reside in the Hospice House facility. Coordination of care includes: coordination and direction of the interdisciplinary team, patient, family and facility staff; patient symptom management; and assessment of patient and family physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs. The incumbent provides end-of-life education to patient, family and facility staff and advocates for patients and families to ensure patient-focused care. --- An incumbent exercises independent judgment consistent with professional licensure 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.
Job Requirements We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.

Additional requirements for this role include:

  • 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.
  • Current Department of Health Food Handler's permit issued by the State of Washington.
    Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system. Additional Information
    • Requisition ID: 2019-R
    • Schedule: Full-time
    • Shift: Day Job
    • Market: CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center

Keywords: CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , RN Patient Care Coordinator - Hospice, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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