Sutter Health Palliative Care Nurse (Per diem-Days/Evenings) in Sacramento, California
The Palliative Care Nurse – Per Diem role reflects a holistic philosophy of care implemented across the life span and across the health care setting. The Palliative Care Nurse – Per Diem functions independently as a nursing professional, assessing the patient to identify pain, symptom management, and palliative care needs. The Palliative Care Nurse – Per Diem works with the physician and health care team to provide patient and family education to assure informed decision making, identify goals of care, make appropriate referrals, and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan of care. The Palliative Care Nurse – Per Diem serves as a coordinator for the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Team in the absence of the regular status Palliative Care Nurse. The Palliative Care IDT provides physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual/existential care to individuals and families experiencing life-limiting progressive illness. The Palliative Care Nurse – Per Diem serves as an educator and clinical expert in end-of-life care for the health care staff. This position supports data collection, analysis of outcomes, and works collaboratively to support the Palliative Care program in the hospital setting. The Palliative Care Nurse – Per Diem works in collaboration with outpatient programs to assure a smooth transition of care.
Current RN license.
Graduate of accredited nursing program; Bachelors degree and/or directly related experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
Education in Palliative Care, Hospice and communication about End of Life Issues.
Per Hospital policy, maintains CPR & other competencies.
Strong background in palliative care setting or hospice preferred.
Critical Care experience desirable.
Experience in work with interdisciplinary teams, staff education preferred.
Expertise in palliative care and advance care planning.
Expertise in pain and symptom management. Strong clinical assessment skills.
Hospice and Palliative Nurse Certification is preferred.
Tactful, sensitive communication style.
Ability to facilitate an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to facilitate difficult conversations and manage family dynamics.
Excellent oral and written communication to include interpersonal communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, presentation, and personal influence.
Ability to work independently with a minimum of direction.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to use a computer
Primary Location: California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento
Organization: Sutter Valley Hospital
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Job Shift: Day/Evening
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Per Diem
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per diem
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.