Providence Health & Services Palliative Care RN Coordinator in Tarzana, California
Providence is calling a Palliative Care RN Coordinator (Full-time/ Day-shift) to Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance CA.
We are seeking a Palliative Care RN Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating the activities of all palliative care team members and organizing the weekly team conference. The RN Coordinator is the primary link to referring staff and physicians who are seeking the services of the palliative care team. The RN Coordinator initiates the response to a request for consultation, assesses the patient, and involves other team members as appropriate and coordinates care through community settings and hospice. In addition to the clinical duties, the RN Coordinator is responsible for educating staff about palliative care, maintaining data on all patients referred, and participating in quality improvement activities as it relates to palliative care.
In this position you will:
Role within the Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Inpatient Consult Team:
Coordinate the palliative care consultation team
At the request of physicians and only after specific physician orders for a palliative care consultation are written, initiate the consultation process. Identify and inform other team members (physician, social worker, and chaplain) that they are needed to perform the consultation
Keep patient data and statistics of palliative care inpatient consultations, community palliative care referrals and care, and hospice GIP as appropriate
Conduct a thorough nursing, functional, and psychosocial assessment on assigned patients; assess whether patient’s condition requires the immediate attention of the physician, coordinate family conferences, complete clinical documentation within organization standards
Collaborate with other members of the health team in providing continuity of care to meet the unique needs of the patient; provide patient information to the physician. Coordinate palliative services into community setting and through hospice care as appropriate
Participate in in-patient and community palliative care interdisciplinary team meetings, recommend course of treatment and monitor ongoing care
Provide liaison and information to physicians, discharge planning, and other departments regarding quality of care issues. Recommend appropriate action based on the patient’s condition
Assist family and patients regarding decisions including goals and values, withdrawal and withholding of interventions, non-beneficial interventions and resuscitation status
Educate the patient and family regarding diagnosis of medical condition and prognosis
Assist in the referral of patients to appropriate health facilities and community resources, directly participating in the community palliative care plan and/or hospice plan as appropriate
Provide education to nursing staff/nursing facility departments, and family members regarding the special needs of the patient and elderly population
Establish and maintain courteous cooperative relations with the public, patients and other personnel
Participate in the development and implementation of care maps, protocols, and education policies
Documentation / Information Management:
Demonstrate working knowledge of the Hospital Information System (EPIC and Suncoast Solutions)
Perform documentation in patient’s chart which is timely, accurate and concise per organization policies/procedures and regulations
Utilize computer based communications and data base system
Leadership / Supervision:
Act as lead resource person in palliative care to hospital staff, community medical professionals and families
Assist with orientation and preceptoring as assigned
Maintain complete confidentiality of all patient and hospital-related information. No breaches of confidentiality to patient, family, co workers of the public
Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice
Participate and attend continuing education seminars. Inservices and meetings to meet RN requirements for maintaining current licensure
Attend departmental meetings as required
Participate in/conducts inservices as requested
Competency Charting/Performance Improvement:
Participate in CQI projects including correcting deficiencies identified as required
Participate in budget development and compliance
Associate's Degree in Nursing
Eligibility for HPNA certification required
Current RN licensure in the state of California required
2 years RN experience in the acute care setting or transitional care setting
Basic computer skills
Bilingual English/Japanese (Keiro partnership only)
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
About the hospice you will serve.
Providence TrinityCare Hospice, established in 1977, is the oldest and largest non-profit hospice in Southern California and the first to be licensed by the State of California. Caring for people in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with professional teams. Providence TrinityCare Hospice is Medicare Certified and Joint Commission accredited. We also provide the only specialized pediatric hospice service in Los Angeles County.
As the only pediatric hospice in Los Angeles County, Providence TrinityKids Care understands the impact a seriously ill child can have on the life of a family. A specialized division of TrinityCare, TrinityKids Care helps children with life-limiting illnesses leave the hospital in order to spend as much time as possible at home with their families.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Hospice Nursing
Req ID: 317965