Palliative Care Job Description

Palliative Care Job Description

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Palliative care provides leadership for the integration of the Hospice House and Palliative Care in the Hospice and Palliative Care Service line.

Palliative Care Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective palliative care job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included palliative care job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Providing consultative services on medicine and surgical patients, in both ICU and non-ICU settings
Conducting daily rounds
Working together with an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care team, consisting of a Physician, Social Worker, Chaplain, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow
Providing comprehensive pain and symptom management
Assisting with clarifying goals of care
Providing support to patients and families
Demonstrate Swedish core values of respect, justice, compassion, stewardship, and excellence to customers, employees, and visitors
Promote spiritual/emotional support among staff and volunteers
Make initial spiritual assessment
Determine and supports spiritual practices in keeping with the patient's and family's religious tradition

Palliative Care Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Palliative Care

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ACLS, CPR, PALS, NRP, DEA, CA, CHPN, ACHPN, AOA

Education for Palliative Care

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the palliative care job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Education, Medicine, Social Work, Graduate, Medical, Health Care, Department of Education, Osteopathic Medicine, Divinity

Skills for Palliative Care

Desired skills for palliative care include:

Medical terminology
Palliative and hospice medicine
Palliative care and end-of-life symptom management
Interdisciplinary team concept
Care for the chronically ill and frail elderly
Concise
Hospice and palliative care for the terminally ill patient
Managed care industry
Medicare regulations/requirements
Yet thorough clinical documentation of patient assessments and care

Desired experience for palliative care includes:

Auto liability insurance
Accept responsibility for the instruction in specialty areas
Adaptability to situations involving the interpretation of feelings, ideas, or facts in the terms of personal viewpoint
Adaptability to influencing people in their opinions, attitudes or judgements about ideas or things
Adaptability to making generalizations, evaluations or decisions based on sensory to judgmental criteria
Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers, patients and visitors and satisfactory job performance despite the stress of a health care work environment

Palliative Care Examples

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Palliative Care Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of palliative care. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for palliative care
  • Patient engagement by developing programs to educate patients and families about palliative care, driving internal campaigns to raise awareness, and partnering with the community to engage the public in raising awareness
  • Advance care planning by providing education to clinicians to give them the knowledge and tools to engage in high quality goals of care conversations
  • Participates in the development and revision of nursing standards of care
  • Participates in Nursing, Medical and Administrative committees
  • Maintains and enhances a current level of knowledge relative to professional practice, , continuing.education requirements necessary for licensure and certification
  • Participates in the research process by· contributing ideas, collecting data, sharing knowledge and applying new findings to practice
  • Participates in the development and review of outcome data to measure the quality of patient care
  • Other duties as assigned by the Palliative Care Physician and Associate Director of Nursing, Medicine/Surgical/Oncology Services
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction, and provides the same for other staff nurses
  • Models excellence in practice by acting as a facilitator and innovator for state-of-the art patient care
Qualifications for palliative care
  • Current ACLS/BLS preferred
  • Able to perform complete physical, psychosocial, spiritual assessments
  • Excellent patient interviewing and assessment skills
  • Competencies include pain and symptom management, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual/ cultural understanding, honoring patient and family care wishes and needs regarding end of life and bereavement
  • PALLIATIVE CARE — Two years recent (within the last 5 years) experience in case management, and recent experience in palliative care (such as oncology, home health, hospice, ) to include experience in initiating and participating in end of life discussions with patients and families, facilitating family conferences and advanced care planning
  • Master’s Degree or higher degree in Nursing
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Palliative Care Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of palliative care. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for palliative care
  • Responsible for guiding staff nurses to understand how to develop a Plan of Care that includes mutual and established goals with patient/family and that focus on Palliative Care
  • Role models professional communication and encourages free exchange of ideas that serves as a catalyst for transformation
  • Performing Chaplain duties
  • Planning and coordination of the inpatient palliative care program across five campuses additionally
  • Overseeing all aspects of clinic operations including safety, quality, staff development and patient satisfaction for the palliative care group of providers across 5 campuses, often with large geographic distances between each, both ambulatory and inpatient programs
  • Work closely with the Director of Operations and the Palliative Care Medical Director(s) to ensure that expectations of the patients and physicians are met
  • Participates in long-range planning strategies related to revenues, human resources, facilities, services and marketing positions
  • Plan, develop and execute a variety of marketing analyses to determine clinic market position
  • Participate in developing recommendations and implementing strategic planning as it relates to the clinic, the region, and the SMG network
  • Coordinate clerical aspects of departmental functions as required
Qualifications for palliative care
  • Demonstrate ability to minister with persons of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Associates Degree in health related field required
  • Qualified candidates must be a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy with two years experience, licensed to practice medicine in the state of California
  • Current Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains, National Association of Catholic Chaplains or National Association of Jewish Chaplains
  • Minimum of 3 years in ministry
  • Completion of 4 units of CPE, M
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Palliative Care Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of palliative care. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for palliative care
  • Perform administrative detail work on special projects or programs requiring specialized knowledge of the programs
  • Assist the Leadership team with projects as needed by researching, analyzing, and compiling information
  • Serve as a liaison between inpatient, skilled nursing, and home setting
  • First line patient and family assessment for palliative care consults
  • Perform or facilitate f/u visits for palliative care patients as appropriate to facilitate coordination and continuity of care
  • Evaluates the physical and psychological state of the Palliative patient
  • Provide services related to palliative care and end of life care
  • Collaborates and consults with a multidisciplinary team to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment continuity of care
  • Facilitate continuity of communication and coordination of care with community providers
  • Arrange palliative care consultation meeting with attending and other palliative care staff in collaboration with treating medical team
Qualifications for palliative care
  • Bachelor’s degree in an educational or medical field plus a minimum of five years of related professional experience
  • Excellent customer service skills with emphasis on patience, helpfulness, and tact
  • Clarity of pastoral identity and role in a nonsectarian institutional setting
  • Knowledgeable about ministry to persons of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work well as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Ability to relate theology, behavior science, and understanding of persons to help minister to patients/families in their struggles
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Palliative Care Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a palliative care. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for palliative care
  • Ensure maximum reimbursement through initial payer source, benefits, and eligibility verification, authorizing processes
  • Submit all information from site to Financial Services Unit (FSU) required for timely billing and collection of charges
  • Provide accurate insurance and admission information to clinical staff in order to ensure appropriate disclosure of rights and responsibilities, financial liabilities and benefit plan details to patients and their families
  • Establish and maintain professional and productive relationships with all referral sources, including physicians, hospital personnel, including discharge planners and/or case managers, nursing home staff, assisted living, home health and other appropriate referral sources
  • Maintain standard of high quality customer service, and show respect to all constituents, both internal and external
  • Prepare marketing reports and statistical analysis regarding referrals and productivity of the department and distribute accordingly
  • Assist with developing yearly marketing plan for the department
  • Coordinate and assist in providing educational in-services to accounts on a regular basis
  • Identify opportunities for additional or improved services to address unmet customer needs through family and physician satisfaction surveys
  • Participate in department meetings, briefings, in-services, committees and other related activities as needed and maintain minutes of the meetings
Qualifications for palliative care
  • Demonstrated PC skills, proficient with MS Office products including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • BC/BE in Palliative Medicine, Fellowship preferred
  • Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine/Licensed physician in the State of Colorado
  • Has basic understanding of computer programs and willingness to learn software application procedures specific to maintaining a medical record and communication regarding care provision within SCL and the Hospice program
  • Experience in caring for Hospice patients
  • At least 2 years of experience working within a defined Palliative Care setting---Hospice or acute care hospital consultation service
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Palliative Care Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of palliative care. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for palliative care
  • Assist staff with credentialing processes and maintain a credentialing log for all insurance providers
  • Manage all daily clinical records functions including establishing and implementing clinical records policies
  • Perform data entry of pertinent information related to patient’s admissions and discharges
  • Coordinate Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement activities for Palliative Care program
  • Assist Office Manager in the maintenance of personnel files for Palliative Care team members
  • Maintain accurate and up to date departmental policies/procedure and regulatory records and manuals
  • In addition to the clinical duties, the RN Coordinator is responsible for educating staff about palliative care, maintaining data on all patients referred, and participating in quality improvement activities as it relates to palliative care
  • The Pediatric Palliative Care Coordinator provides direct patient care services under the guidance of the supervisory physician and PICU Director to neonatal and pediatric patients requiring care coordination, symptom management or end of life care
  • The PACT Coordinator performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, recommends appropriate interventions and medications, and provides direct patient care services
  • The Pediatric Palliative Care APRN contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership in the organization
Qualifications for palliative care
  • Must be willing to travel to the various practice locations
  • Registered Nurse (RN, LVN, BSN), PA or Master’s degree (MPH, MHA, MSW) preferred
  • 2 years minimum of administrative experience
  • Proficiency in computer and software programs
  • Familiarity with palliative care, end of life care, or hospice desired
  • One year of ARNP or PA-C experience in Palliative Care

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