Dignity Health Coordinator Palliative Care in SAN FRANCISCO, California


St. Mary’s Medical Center has been caring for the health of San Franciscans since 1857 when it was founded by eight Sisters of Mercy from Ireland. It is an accredited, not-for-profit hospital, located across the street from Golden Gate Park. It is a full-service acute care facility with more than 575 physicians and 1,100 employees who provide high-quality and affordable health care services to the Bay Area community.

Home to advanced medical practices, such as the nation’s first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory, innovating orthopedic and spine surgery and comprehensive rehabilitation, and a state-of-the-art cancer center. St. Mary’s Medical Center is one of San Francisco’s leading hospitals, offering patients a full range of outpatient and inpatient services delivered with the human touch. Strategies and business development are centered on Oncology Services, Cardiac Services, and Orthopedics.


Applies Dignity Core Values to the performance of every job duty. These Values include Dignity, Collaboration, Justice, Stewardship, and Excellence. This leadership position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating palliative care services. Included in this responsibility is developing and maintaining strong relationships with physicians, hospital staff to deliver palliative and comfort care to seriously ill and dying patients. This position is accountable for those functions, which enhance the delivery of palliative care through such activities as education, standards and program development, quality improvement activities, consultation and care management. This

position is responsible for promoting high quality, cost effective care for palliative care patients.


  • Palliative care, Oncology, Hospice or Home care experience required. Three (3) years of clinical experience required

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Complete annual safety training. Complete and maintain department specific training.

  • Applies nursing and team process. Knowledge of death and dying process, terminal/chronic illness, grief, coping skills, and pain and symptom management. Knowledge of community resources related to palliative care. Knowledge of regulatory requirements for palliative care. Demonstration of effective problem-solving techniques including conflict management skills. Demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of CQI and QA methodologies and computer skills.

  • California license as a RN, MSN or CNS preferred.

  • BLS for Healthcare Provider required

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Job ID 2018-57011

Employment Type Full Time

Department Palliative Care

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Saint Marys Medical Center

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours varied