Director Hospice/Palliative Care
Company: Dignity Health
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: June 1, 2021
Marian Regional Medical Center, located in Santa Maria,
California, is rated among the top 10% in the nation for cardiac
care, and is a designated STEMI Receiving Center (ST Segment
Elevation Myocardial Infarction) in Santa Barbara County. Santa
Barbara County STEMI receiving programs earned the Silver Award
from the American Heart Association for excellence in patient care.
Marian has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke
Center by the Joint Commission. In addition, Marian has received
the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Clinical Excellence Award.
The medical center's cancer program is distinguished as the only
comprehensive Community Cancer Center on the Central Coast. The
need to meet the demand for quality, technologically-advanced care
for a growing community led Marian to open its doors to a new
state-of-the-art, 191-bed facility in the spring of 2012. The new
facility houses the largest and most comprehensive
perinatology/neonatology program on the Central Coast providing the
most compassionate, quality care to the littlest of patients.
Under the direction of the Vice President of HomeCare and
Hospice Services and in collaboration with an interdisciplinary
team of Marian Hospital staff and physicians, this position is
charged with developing, implementing, and evaluating palliative
care and Hospice services to seriously ill and dying patients in
both the hospital and community-based setting. These services will
meet regulatory and fiscal requirements. Included in this
responsibility is developing and maintaining strong relationships
with physicians, hospital staff, community stakeholders, and system
peers to deliver palliative, comfort care to seriously ill and
dying patients. Specific duties may include participation in
quality improvement activities; formal and informal education and
support to staff, patients and their families; consultation on
complex cases; appropriateness of care or level of care /
utilization activities; liaison to internal and external contacts /
committees / programs; compliance with regulatory / accreditation
agencies, program development, facilitation and leadership. In
addition, this position is responsible for working with patients'
and families' hospital liaison and case management staff and
physicians in assisting with decision making / problem solving and
determining appropriateness for palliative care/Hospice services.
Ensures compliance with JCAHO and state/federal regulations.
- 3-5 years of clinical experience or a comparable combination of
education and experience required.
- AA Degree in nursing required
- Current California License as an RN. National Hospice and
Palliative Care certification preferred.
- Knowledge of clinical standards for hospice and palliative care
- Experience with Palliative care and / or Hospice programs is
- BSN preferred
Keywords: Dignity Health, Santa Maria , Director Hospice/Palliative Care, Other , Santa Maria, California
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