Palliative Care Coordinator

The Palliative Care Coordinator (PCC) will assist the palliative interdisciplinary care team in supporting patients and their families who are experiencing complex socioeconomic circumstances affecting their end of life care. The PCC is the go-to person for identifying and accessing local community resources and social services. They work to identify a variety of services for patients to affect optimal patient outcomes, achieve continuity and quality of care and reduce cost.

Duties

  • Increases access to services by developing collaborative community partnerships.
  • Provides consulting and educational services for patients and families regarding appropriate venues of palliative care.
  • Meets people in their homes or other environments and interacts in a positive manner with a variety of people dealing with stressful personal situations
  • Participates in community education or other speaking engagements
  • Demonstrates respect and caring and maintains patient and staff confidentiality.
  • Relates to patients and families in an open, empathetic and supportive manner while maintaining personal and professional boundaries.

Requirements

  • Associates degree in a business or health care related field experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a business or health care related field preferred
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in hospice, health care or related field
  • Preferred experience in palliative care
  • Preferred experience as a health coach and/or community health care worker
  • Knowledgeable about medical ethical issues.
  • Competent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office products and ability to learn new programs
  • Ability to function in high stress situations and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends as needed.
  • Ability to speak in front of small and large groups effectively and without assistance
  • Ability to use good judgment and problem-solving skills, anticipate next steps and be able to effectively respond to difficult situations and resolve conflicts
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have current Oregon driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance.

Our Commitment to Our Staff

  • A challenging and rewarding career with autonomy, flexibility, and the ability to manage your own schedule throughout your work day
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Ongoing education and support

To apply

Complete and submit a Willamette Valley Hospice application, found here. As a first step, resumes can be submitted to Careers@wvh.org. Interviews will be scheduled concurrent with posting.

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at Willamette Valley Hospice. We provide rewarding careers for passionate, caring, and experienced employees. Together, we work toward our shared mission to “change the end of life experience…” We believe that everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief deserves access to the best personalized and compassionate care available, and the team at Willamette Valley Hospice strives to provide such care.

Willamette Valley Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified and legally eligible to work candidates are encouraged to apply.