NURSE, PUBLIC HLTH-PALL/ONC
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary Palliative Care
Team to provide quality, cost-effective clinical coordination/care
management for the population of patients who meet the eligibility
criteria for palliative care. This care can be provided in the
inpatient, or clinic setting. Assists in the identification of
patients who may benefit from palliative care and advocates for
appropriate services. Assesses needs, develops and implements plans
of care for patients transitioning across care settings. Acts as an
expert consultant in symptom management and facilitates optimal end
of life care through a team approach. Provides/facilitates ongoing
education of staff regarding palliative care.
- As a member of an interdisciplinary team assesses the physical,
medical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient
and family to identify goals of care and develop a plan of care to
provide coordinated care that emphasizes supportive services.
Collaborates with discharge planners, physicians, Clinic and CCS
staff, and patients/families to identify appropriate
program/services and plan for transitions of care when needed.
Arranges and participates as a member of the health care team in
case/family conferences and consults as appropriate. Develops and
maintains effective relationships with all key stakeholders
necessary for the success of both the individual case and the
program. Provides patient care/consultation utilizing systems
assessment, evidence standards and practice related to palliative
care. Functions as an expert clinician/role model in assessment of
patient needs, development of a plan of care and evaluation of
outcomes for this specific patient population. Facilitate end of
life goal setting with patients and families. Collaborates with
facility staff to assist with discharge planning when
- Provide support and education to family and staff when death
occurs in the inpatient setting. Assures that patient/family
receive right care at the right time so that quality and
utilization are simultaneously enhanced.
- Provides education and program development functions,
including: Participates in orientation and ongoing CCS and
volunteer education regarding transition of patients across care
settings. Provides leadership in planning with CCS personnel to
develop and implement policies and procedures related to patient
transfers across care settings. Collaborates and communicates with
CCS and Care Coordinator staff to assure provision of appropriate,
timely care to patients in the home setting. Collaborates with
others in the interdisciplinary healthcare team to assure that
regulatory and compliance standards are met. Participates in
quality and utilization management activities. Participates in
professional committees/task forces as needed/requested. Performs
other duties as requested. Assures professional competency through
maintaining state-of-the-art skills and knowledge consistent with
Medicare and JCAHO regulations, applicable nurse practice acts and
- Minimum two (2) years of experience in an acute care setting
with experience in Medical/Surgical, Oncology and/or Critical Care
Nursing OR a minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience in
Palliative Care or Hospice, within the last eight (8) years.
- Associate's degree in nursing.
License, Certification, Registration
- This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials
from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional
Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post
hire. within 6 months of hire
- Registered Nurse License (Washington) within 6 months of hire
- Registered Nurse License (Oregon) within 6 months of hire
- Drivers License (in location where applicable) required at hire
- Basic Life Support required at hire
- Demonstrated ability to interrelate with physicians, nurses,
support staff and patients.
- Familiar with care processes and systems in settings internal
and external to Kaiser Permanente.
- Familiar with and able to collaborate with community
- Working knowledge of Medicare regulations and criteria for
levels of care for Hospice.
- Thorough knowledge of principles of teaching, learning and
- Knowledge of the principles of patient teaching and delegation,
physical assessment and care planning, and appropriate utilization
of acute hospital, long term care and home care resources.
- Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.
- Ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary
approach as a consultant vs. direct care provider.
- Minimum two (2) years of working in a palliative care program
(Inpatient, home or clinic).
- Minimum three (3) years of hospital experience, preferably
medical/surgical or critical care nursing experience.
- Minimum four (4) years of experience in continuing care (home
health/hospice/home based palliative), with a minimum of two (2)
years in hospice.
- Discharge planning experience preferred.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
- Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Certification (CHPN) within
six (6) months of hire.
- Working knowledge of Palliative Care.
- Working knowledge of Medicare regulations and utilization
guidelines for acute care facilities.
- Familiarity with PC environment and ability to use
PrimaryLocation : Oregon,Portland,Kaiser Permanente Building
HoursPerWeek : 20
Shift : Day
Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
WorkingHoursStart : 08:00 AM
WorkingHoursEnd : 04:30 PM
Job Schedule : Part-time
Job Type : Standard
Employee Status : Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation : W01-AFT-Local 5017
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Job Category : Nursing Licensed & Nurse Practitioners
Department : Montgomery Park - Palliative Care - Other - 1008
Travel : Yes, 100 % of the Time
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a
diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation,
national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information,
other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or
any other protected status.
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