Dignity Health Palliative Care Nurse Coordinator in CARMICHAEL, California


Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.



This position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating palliative care services in collaboration with the Sacramento area Mercy Hospitals and Dignity Health, in a manner consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with physicians and hospital staff to deliver palliative, comfort care to seriously ill and dying patients.

  • Collaborate with related healthcare practitioners, the patients and their significant others in assisting with admissions of appropriate patients to hospice service.

  • Enhancement and promotion of palliative care in the hospital, assuring educational opportunities, standards and program development, quality improvement activities and consultation and care management.

The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy San Juan Medical Center and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.

pain management, pain mgmt, pain assessment, nurse, staff nurse, registered nurse, rn, charge nurse, clinical nurse specialist, cns, nurse practitioner, np, palliative care, palliative, advanced practice



  • Current California RN licensure and AHA BLS certificate.

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or equivalent.

  • Minimum of five (5) years RN experience - preferably in medical-surgical services, oncology nursing, hospice, geriatrics, intensive care, and/or geriatric-psychiatry.

Knowledge/Skills in:

  • Expert pain and symptom management, and administration and therapeutic effects of medications.

  • Demonstrated clinical standards for hospice and palliative care practice, community resources related to palliative care or hospice programs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Medicare and MediCal regulations, Title 22, NHPCO and the Joint Commission standards for Hospital, Hospice and SNF, RCFE regulations.

  • Concepts of managed care and CQI and QA methodologies.


  • CNS certification from the Board of RN or an Advanced Practice Certification (nurse practitioner) preferred.

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Job ID 2018-55451

Employment Type Part Time

Department Palliative Care

Hours / Pay Period 40

Facility Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours 8a-5p