Palliative Care RN

There is an energy and excitement connected to building something new, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work. We are looking for a talented Full-Time Palliative Care RN to join our revitalized Willamette Valley Hospice Palliative Care team.

The Palliative Care Nurse will incorporate the understanding of palliative care philosophy and practice into the role of coordinating the care of palliative care patients. The Palliative Care Nurse will provide guidance and support to other palliative care team members in the overall delivery of services related to palliative care.

Duties

  • Assess the treatment and management of pain and other symptoms related to palliative care patients.
  • Provides ongoing assessments of the impact of life - limiting chronic illness on the patient’s physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs.
  • Establishes implements and reviews an individualized plan of care for all palliative care patients based upon patient care standards, palliative care team input and patient/family preferences.
  • Serve as the coordinator for the palliative care team and assists in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals.
  • Consults and educates the patient / family and other caregivers regarding the disease process, pain and symptom management, end of life care and processes for dealing with issues of ethical concern.
  • Consult and collaborate with community physicians on palliative care services, promoting teamwork with physicians, staff and patients and promotes excellence in care through education, mentoring and collaboration.
  • Provide care in all environments; care facilities, patient homes, hospitals, etc.

Requirements

  • Registered Nurse with a current license to practice in the state of Oregon.
  • Minimum five years of recent clinical experience as RN, 2 years of hospice, oncology and/or home health preferred.
  • Current Oregon driver’s license with access to reliable transportation with proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Proficient knowledge of palliative care and end - of - life symptom management, Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to interact productively with individuals and with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

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.

WVH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.