Palliative Care RN

As a Palliative Care Registered Nurse, you will be helping to expand a newer program and share in the efforts to improve the lives of others. We are looking for a talented, full-time Palliative Care RN to join our Palliative Care team. You will serve as the RN Case Manager to coordinate care and provide initial and ongoing nursing assessment of your patient and their family’s needs, as well as coordination of the patient’s plan of care with interdisciplinary team members and the community PCP, with supervision from the Palliative Care MD/NP.

Duties

  • Conduct medical home visits on new and established patients, performing a hands-on exam at each visit
  • Conduct urgent/acute visits on patients with the goal of keeping the patient out of the hospital in order to receive the best medical care at home
  • Provide ongoing assessments of the impact of life-limiting, chronic illness on the patient’s physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs
  • Assess for caregiver burnout, and provide community resources when appropriate
  • Implement the individualized plan of care and recommend revisions to the plan as necessary
  • Perform procedures, to include, but not limited to the following:
    - Wound care and dressing changes
    - Phlebotomy
    - Injections (vaccines)
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures when appropriate
  • Ensure continual assessment of patient and family needs from admission to throughout the course of care and potential referral to hospice
  • Attends the interdisciplinary meeting and is a crucial and vocal member of the team
  • Conducts telephonic nursing follow up and case management when necessary
  • Serves as a resource or consultant for Palliative Care Social Worker and Community Resource Navigator

Requirements

  • Registered Nurse with a current license to practice in Oregon
  • 5+ years of experience in clinical, hospice or hospital setting
  • 2+ years of palliative care experience
  • 2+ years of hospice experience
  • Reliable transportation
  • Experience related to advanced care planning and discussions with patients regarding end-of-life wishes
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor’s diagnosis of disease

Our Commitment to Our Staff

  • A challenging and rewarding career with autonomy and flexibility
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off
  • Comprehensive, 4-6 week orientation
  • Ongoing education and support

To apply

Please submit a resume 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. 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. All qualified individuals who are legally eligible to work are encouraged to apply.