Palliative Care Coordinator

  • 01 Palliative Care Department
  • Part-time - Days - 8 hours
  • Professional
  • FTE: 0.8
  • Req #: 23249
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    • The Palliative Care Coordinator assists in formalizing and developing care into a clinical service line for acute care patients/families. Provides initial and ongoing clinical assessment for patients with advanced and/or progressive medical conditions who are referred for palliative care consultation. Major focus includes symptom management, assistance with decision making, especially in the context of critical care settings and non-beneficial treatment, collaborating with the interdisciplinary team to provide and facilitate emotional, spiritual, and bereavement support, and coordination of care until death or discharge. Modifies the plan of care, as needed, in collaboration with the attending and/or consulting physicians and through the use of approved order sets. Acts as a resource for clinical issues that arise. Participates in quality improvement initiatives. Organizes, conducts, and supports the palliative care interdisciplinary group meetings.
    • Education: Bachelors Degree in Nursing.
      Experience: Five (5) years nursing experience.
      Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current license in Minnesota to practice as Registered Nurse. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or Professional Rescuer from the American Red Cross only if issued prior to March 1, 2015, or Military Training Network.
    • Education: N/A
      Experience: Clinical nursing care experience in palliative care, oncology, hospice, geriatrics, or intensive care.
      Licensure/Registration/Certification: Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN).
    • Knowledge of current nursing practice in specialty area; knowledge and skill in advanced assessment, demonstrated skills in communication, planning, coordination, consultation and evaluation; knowledge of current legal parameters in nursing practice, evidence of teaching skills and creativity, demonstrated proficiency in writing. Ability to project and articulate well; to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with hospital personnel and medical staff; ability to listen and receive information and suggestions from others; to exercise good judgment and accept personal responsibility to establish priorities; to maintain confidentiality. Knowledge of Quality Improvement processes. Ability to support St. Luke's goal and objectives. Knowledge of cultural differences and culturally appropriate outcomes and interventions. Knowledge of referral networks. Functions well with an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrates compassionate understanding of others needs, practices active kindness, and establishes and nurtures trusting relationships. Demonstrates ability to facilitate family conferences.
    • READING - Advanced: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.
    • WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
    • SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
    • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
      • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking; lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching. Ability to see, hear, stand, bend, kneel, walk and lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
      • Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Stoop, squat, kneel, or crouch - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Bending-repetitive forward - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)

      • Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Up to 25 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

      • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
        Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases; contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances; exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness); subject to varying and unpredictable situations; handles emergency or crisis situations; may perform emergency care; occasionally subjected to irregular hours; occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.

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