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Palliative Care Coordinator

Company: CommonSpirit Health
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Overview We believe that life is sacred and the dignity of each person deserves our respect and care throughout life including a natural death. We realize that coping with end-of-life issues can be difficult for everyone involved. That's why Dignity Health Hospice is committed to providing compassionate and supportive care to our patients and their loved ones. Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, symptom and pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's needs. Our primary goal is to fulfill our patient's wishes and to support their families and caregivers. Hospice can help the patient maintain the highest quality of life possible. We strive to care for the whole person, not just the disease. Dignity Health Hospice also provides bereavement services for a full year after a loss. Our trained bereavement team offers support to help families and caregivers cope with the loss of a loved one. Dignity Health Home Health Services, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is a dedicated team of home care and hospice professionals serving the people of San Luis Obispo County to Northern Santa Barbara County. We are a Medicare-certified, state-licensed agency that earned deemed-status accreditation by the Joint Commission. Our Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, symptom and pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's needs. Our primary goal is to fulfill our patient's wishes and to support their families and caregivers. We are seeking experienced Nurses to join our team. Come join our team, grow your skills, and be part of an integrated continuum of care for patients and families. The environment changes daily from home to home and comes with a high degree of autonomy and flexibility. Our clinical teams thrive in this environment and genuinely enjoy getting to know the people in their towns. We care about our employees' well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance. 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 Hospice nursing requires its own unique set of skills, but the right person makes it look easy. Connect with us today to experience hospice nursing with Dignity Health and grow your career! Responsibilities Under the direction of the Director Hospice/Palliative Care and in collaboration with in interdisciplinary team of Marian Hospital staff and physicians, this position is charged with developing, implementing, and evaluating palliative care and hospice services to enhance the provision of high quality palliative care services, which meet regulatory and fiscal requirements to seriously ill and dying patients in the hospital setting. 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 in working with patients' and families' hospital liaison and case management staff and physicians in assisting with decision making / problem solving and determining appropriateness for hospice services, admitting to hospice when appropriateness for hospice services, admitting to hospice when appropriate and assisting the hospice team to follow current hospice patients when they are admitted to the general inpatient level of care. Ability to relate and maintain a rapport with all levels of professional personnel.Qualifications Selection Criteria3-5 years of clinical experience or a comparable combination of education and experience required. Experience with Palliative care and/or Hospice programs is highly desirable. Hospice and Palliative Care Certification preferred. RN Certification. Computer experience and knowledge in the management of computer data desirable.

Keywords: CommonSpirit Health, Santa Maria , Palliative Care Coordinator, Other , Santa Maria, California

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