CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach physical, emotional, and spiritual is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!
The CHI Franciscan Hospice team provides end of life care to 700 patients per day in a wide variety of settings including homes, Adult Family Homes, Nursing Homes, Hospice House and Assisted Livings. We provide patient centered care focusing on comfort and quality of life.
Staff are organized into multiple small teams based on geography and whether patients live in facilities or homes. Franciscan Hospice reaches patients in the 4,000 square mile area including King, Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Staff need to be willing to travel within their assigned area.
This job is responsible for evaluating and admitting patients to CHI-Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) hospice services in accordance with professional nursing standards, internal guidelines and applicable regulatory requirements. Work includes: 1) responding to urgent client telephone calls; 2), assessing and identifying the symptom management needs of clients; 3) coordinating the necessary interventions in accordance with agency treatment protocols to resolve client concerns; and 4) providing end-of-life education to clients to ensure their physical, psychological and spiritual needs are met.
An incumbent utilizes critical nursing skills to assess situations over the phone, addressing urgent clinical issues as appropriate and in collaboration with physician and/or established protocols/standards. Work requires strong communication skills in order to get the necessary assessment information over the telephone and to give the patient/caregiver instructions in triage situations.
An incumbent exercises a high degree of independent judgment and applies skills obtained through academic and clinical preparation. Unusual problems or proposed deviations from guidelines, practices or precedents are discussed with a manager or physician before being initiated.
Interviews and evaluates patients for hospice eligibility in accordance with Medicare criteria
Admits patients to hospice services in accordance with established procedures.
Performs patient Triage activities in accordance with standard protocols.
Assesses learning readiness and educates patients and/or families concerning their physical, psychosocial or spiritual needs and monitors the status of hospitalized patients.
Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.
Patient Population Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's defined specific populations served.
Performs related duties as required.
St. Joseph Medical Center
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.
Two years of related nursing work experience in an acute clinical care setting that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.
Work experience in one of the following clinical specialty areas is required: Oncology, Med/Surg, Nutrition Support, Pediatrics, IV Therapy, Gerontology, and Home Health.
Current licensure as an RN by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
Current Health Care Provider BLS Certification.
Catholic Health Initiatives