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Palliative Medicine RN, Palliative Medicine (40hrs/wk, Days)

Company: EvergreenHealth
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryThe Palliative Medicine nurse works with the interdisciplinary Palliative Medicine team to ensure that patients with life-limiting illness receive symptom-directed care that is within established standards of care, and that patients and their families receive information and support that enables them to receive care that is aligned with their values and goals. While the focus of the nurses work is set in the outpatient Palliative Medicine clinic, work may also be performed in the inpatient setting as needed.Primary Duties:

  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary Palliative Medicine team, and attends weekly team meetings and monthly business meetings
  • Provides clinical support to medical provider(s) in the outpatient Palliative Medicine clinic
  • Serves as a liaison to ensure continuity of care among the Palliative Medicine clinic and hospitals, EDs, specialists, home health programs, hospice programs, and long-term care facilities
  • Triages patients in person and via phone
  • Works with medical providers to develop and implement each patients plan of care
  • Provides education regarding Palliative Medicine and end-of-life care to patients, families, medical providers, clinical staff, and the community
  • Provides clinical oversight of the Palliative Medicine Coordinator
  • Maintains and analyzes program metrics and QI projects in collaboration with Medical Director
  • Performs nursing visits and serves as a consultant to patients and caregivers
  • Willingness to become credentialed within 6 months of date of hire in order to facilitate Advance Care Planning (ACP) workshops virtually and in person, in both individual and group settings
  • Provides back-up coverage for the Palliative Medicine Coordinator
  • Assists with prior authorizations for medications
  • Performs other duties as assignedMinimum QualificationsLicense, Certification, Education or Experience:REQUIRED for the position:
    • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington
    • Current certification in BLS
    • 3 years of previous RN experience
    • Chronic care management and patient education skills
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple responsibilities
    • Bachelors degree in Nursing (BSN) required prior to or within 5 years of employmentDESIRED for the position:
      • Masters degree in nursing
      • Experience in Palliative Medicine and/or Hospice
      • Experience in quality improvement (QI), advance care planning (ACP), and nursing education
      • Previous experience demonstrating effective, positive, and constructive feedback

Keywords: EvergreenHealth, Kirkland , Palliative Medicine RN, Palliative Medicine (40hrs/wk, Days), Healthcare , Kirkland, Washington

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