Dignity Health Palliative Care Coordinator in SANTA MARIA, California

Overview

Marian Regional Medical Center , located in Santa Maria, CA, is nationally ranked among the top 10% in the nation for safety core measures in Cardiac Services and has the only comprehensive Cancer treatment and resource program from Los Angeles to San Francisco. In April 2012, Marian opened its doors to a brand new state-of-the-art facility which houses the latest technology to support excellent physicians and caregivers who deliver compassionate care each and every day. Marian's new hospital includes 191 beds, expanded and enhanced Emergency Department, Critical Care Unit, NICU and women's services.

Marian is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA. Dignity Health of the Central Coast is recognized for the highest quality hospitals, physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community's access to health care.

Responsibilities

About The Position

Under the direction of the Director Hospice/Palliative Care and in collaboration with in interdisciplinary team of Marian Hospital staff and physicians, this position is charged with developing, implementing, and evaluating palliative care and hospice services to enhance the provision of high quality palliative care services, which meet regulatory and fiscal requirements to seriously ill and dying patients in the hospital setting. Included in this responsibility is developing and maintaining strong relationships with physicians, hospital staff, community stakeholders, and system peers to deliver palliative, comfort care to seriously ill and dying patients. Specific duties may include participation in quality improvement activities; formal and informal education and support to staff, patients and their families; consultation on complex cases; appropriateness of care or level of care / utilization activities; liaison to internal and external contacts / committees / programs; compliance with regulatory / accreditation agencies, program development, facilitation and leadership. In addition, this position is responsible in working with patients' and families' hospital liaison and case management staff and physicians in assisting with decision making / problem solving and determining appropriateness for hospice services, admitting to hospice when appropriateness for hospice services, admitting to hospice when appropriate and assisting the hospice team to follow current hospice patients when they are admitted to the general inpatient level of care. Ability to relate and maintain a rapport with all levels of professional personnel.

Selection Criteria

3-5 years of clinical experience or a comparable combination of education and experience required. Experience with Palliative care and/or Hospice programs is highly desirable. Hospice and Palliative Care Certification preferred. RN Certification. Computer experience and knowledge in the management of computer data desirable.

Qualifications

3-5 years of clinical experience or a comparable combination of education and experience required. Experience with Palliative care and/or Hospice programs is highly desirable. RN RN Ability to relate and maintain a rapport with all levels of professional personnel. Computer experience and knowledge in the management of computer data desirable.

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Job ID 2018-56783

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Palliative Care Inpatient Program

Hours / Pay Period .01

Facility Marian Regional Medical Center

Shift Day

Location SANTA MARIA

State/Province CA

Standard Hours Monday - Saturday, 8-5, varied days

Work Schedule 8 Hour