RN - Patient Care Coordinator.8fte days RRT SJMC (30061)
Franciscan Health Systems - University Place, WA

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Job Summary: This job is responsible for evaluating and admitting patients to Franciscan Health System (FHS) hospice services in accordance with professional nursing standards, internal guidelines and applicable regulatory requirements. Work includes: 1) responding to urgent client telephone calls; 2), assessing and identifying the symptom management needs of clients; 3) coordinating the necessary interventions in accordance with agency treatment protocols to resolve client concerns; and 4) providing end-of-life education to clients to ensure their physical, psychological and spiritual needs are met. An incumbent utilizes critical nursing skills to assess situations over the phone, addressing urgent clinical issues as appropriate and in collaboration with physician and/or established protocols/standards. Work requires strong communication skills in order to get the necessary assessment information over the telephone and to give the patient/caregiver instructions in triage situations.

Also requires the ability to An incumbent exercises a high degree of independent judgment 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. Essential Duties: Interviews and evaluates patients for hospice eligiblity in accordance with Medicare criteria. Admits patients to hospice services.

Performs patient Triage activities. Works with patient and family education. QualificationsEducation: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, and two years of related nursing work experience in an acute clinical care setting within the last five years is required. BSN degree is preferred.

Experience: Work experience in one of the following clinical specialty areas required: Oncology, Med/Surg, Nutrition Support, Pediatrics, IV Therapy, Gerontology, Home Health. License/Certification: Current licensure as an RN by the State Board of Nursing. Current CPR Certification. Active membership or certification in professional associations preferred and encouraged.

Additional Responsibilities: Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times. Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality. Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times. Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members. Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community. Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CB| Job Home Health/Hospice Primary Location WA-University Place-Sjmc Hospice & Ltc Pharmacy * Shift Part Time * Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 64 * Weekends Required Occasional * Status Part Time

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