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HART Patient Care Coordinator Nurse

CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center University Place, Washington
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Requisition ID 2021-200680 Employment Type Part Time Department Hospice Nursing Hours/Pay Period 64 Shift Day Standard Hours 1100 - 1930 Remote No
Overview

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  

As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)

Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft

Adoption Assistance

Wellness Program

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

The CHI Franciscan Hospice team provides end of life care to 700 patients per day in a wide variety of settings including homes, Adult Family Homes, Nursing Homes, Hospice House and Assisted Livings. We provide patient centered care focusing on comfort and quality of life. Staff are organized into multiple small teams based on geography and whether patients live in facilities or homes. Franciscan Hospice reaches patients in the 4,000 square mile area including King, Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Staff need to be willing to travel within their assigned area.


Responsibilities

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for evaluating and admitting patients to CHI-Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) 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. 

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 eligibility in accordance with Medicare criteria

Admits patients to hospice services in accordance with established procedures.

Performs patient Triage activities in accordance with standard protocols.

Assesses learning readiness and educates patients and/or families concerning their physical, psychosocial or spiritual needs and monitors the status of hospitalized patients.

Cultural Sensitivity and Competence:  Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.  Patient Population Served:  Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.

Performs related duties as required.


Qualifications

Job Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.
  • Two years of related nursing work experience in an acute clinical care setting that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.
  • Work experience in one of the following clinical specialty areas is required: Oncology, Med/Surg, Nutrition Support, Pediatrics, IV Therapy, Gerontology, and Home Health.
  • Current licensure as an RN by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
  • Current Health Care Provider BLS Certification.

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