The Palliative Care Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the development, coordination, evaluation, and expansion of the palliative care services throughout the organization. This position will work within the interdisciplinary team to provide and coordinate care for patients experiencing life-threatening diseases. In addition, this position Co-chairs the Palliative Care Committee.
* Collaborates with team members, medical personnel, nursing, and ancillary staff to oversee the palliative care services. * Maintains data for team operations and Quality Committee reporting. * Integrates palliative/comfort care throughout adult populations for patients seen by the Palliative Care Consultation Service. * Conducts and/or facilitates patient care consultation with the covering physician. * Assesses and makes recommendations for high quality pain and symptom management. * Coordinates educational opportunities for staff on palliative and end of life care. * Monitors and educates patients, families, and clinical staff in advance care planning and decision-making. * Provides quarterly status report to BSHSI Palliative Care Committee on current initiatives/progress. * Updates policies, procedures, and teaching guides to comply with current standards of care. * Assesses data reflective of the patient's status to provide the appropriate care relative to the patient's age and specific needs. * Interviews and assesses patients to identify proper care including the need for inpatient or at home hospice care. * Documents and maintains data in Electronic Medical Record (EMR). * Establishes and promotes effective communication to patients, families, staff and physicians at all times. * Assures compliance with all hospitals, N.Y.S. DOH, TJC, OSHA, and Federal standards and guidelines. * Performs routine and special procedures relating to clinical specialty. * Attends relevant continuing education programs. * Assists in covering other palliative care nurses in the Charity System. * Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
Prior experience in clinical nursing care in oncology, hospice, geriatrics, or intensive care.
BSN preferred or successful completion of BSN within 5 years of hire.
Licenses / Certifications:
Must possess a limited permit to practice nursing, issued by the New York State Education Department, or a valid license and current registration, issued by New York State Education Department, as a Registered Nurse.
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
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