Oversees the development and continuation of programs to support the Baptist mission. Works closely with physicians, patients, families and hospitals on issues to improve patient care. Serves as educator, liaison and coordinator for the program.
The registered nurse will assist in the direct clinical care of the inpatient palliative medicine patient through assessment of patient symptoms: physical, emotional, and spiritual; as well as ongoing assessment of patients' responses to the team's treatment plan. Assists with direct care of patients through coordination of family meetings for goals of care discussions and facilitating ongoing discussions as patients' disease trajectory and goals continue to evolve. The RN also provides initiation, facilitation, and assistance with completion of advanced care planning. The RN also provides indirect patient care by participating in the palliative medicine daytime on-call service line through phone consultation with patients, families and hospital staff. The RN works in close collaboration with all members of the interdisciplinary team and in coordination with the nursing staff of the hospital. This individual plays a key role in supporting the clinical care for patients referred for palliative medicine consultation. The role includes working with the interdisciplinary palliative care consult team of physicians, advanced practice nurses, medical learners, chaplains, and social workers to deliver excellent patient and family care. This position supports the team in achieving clinical standards across the continuum of hospital, clinic and community settings, coordinates resources, and provides palliative nursing care.
Performs other duties as assigned.Responsibilities
Requirements, Preferences and Experience Education
- Enhances the quality & effectiveness of nursing practice.
- Attains knowledge and competency that reflects current nursing practice.
- Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues.
- Collaborates with the patient, family, and others in the conduct of nursing practice.
- Integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice.
- Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in planning and delivery of nursing services.
- Provides leadership.
- Completes assigned goals.
Preferred: Master degree
Minimum: BSN preferred, or completed within 2 years.Experience
Preferred: 3 years clinical nursing experience in acute care preferably including at least one year of critical care.
Minimum: 3 years clinical nursing experience in acute care preferably including at least one year of critical care.Licensure, Registration, Certification
Minimum: RN;BLS CERTIFICATION WITHIN 14 DAYS OF HIRETraining
Preferred: Certification in specialty area.About Baptist Memorial Health Care
At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.At Baptist, We Offer:
- Competitive salaries
- Paid vacation/time off
- Continuing education opportunities
- Generous retirement plan
- Health insurance, including dental and vision
- Sick leave
- Service awards
- Free parking
- Short-term disability
- Life insurance
- Health care and dependent care spending accounts
- Education assistance/continuing education
- Employee referral program
Position: 11977 - Coordinator-Palliative Care RN
Facility: BMG-Palliative Medicine
Department: MG Palliative Care Clinic BMG
Category: Nurse RN
Type: Clinical Nurse
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Located in the Memphis metro area