RN Hospice Kitsap and West Pierce County

University Place, WA
Hospice, Other
Contract Type
Full Time
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

The CHI Franciscan Hospice team provides end of life care to 700 patients per day in a wide variety of settings including homes, Adult Family Homes, Nursing Homes, Hospice House and Assisted Livings. We provide patient centered care focusing on comfort and quality of life. Staff are organized into multiple small teams based on geography and whether patients live in facilities or homes. Franciscan Hospice reaches patients in the 4,000 square mile area including King, Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Staff need to be willing to travel within their assigned area.

Job Summary:

This registered nurse coordinates the care of patients admitted for hospice care in accordance with professional licensure, established procedures and regulatory requirements.  Coordination of care includes:  coordination and direction of the interdisciplinary team, patient, family and facility staff; patient symptom management; and assessment of patient and family physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs.  The incumbent provides end-of-life education to patient, family and facility staff and advocates for patients and families to ensure patient-focused care.

An incumbent exercises independent judgment consistent with professional licensure and applies skills obtained through academic and clinical preparation.  Unusual problems or proposed deviations from guidelines, practices or precedents are discussed with a manager or physician before being initiated. 

Essential Duties:

Delivers and coordinates patient care in accordance with established protocols.

Completes and communicates accurate and timely documentation of pertinent patient information.

Implements and revises patient Plan of Care, taking into consideration physical, psychosocial, spiritual and financial resources.

Provides education to patient/caregiver and participates in staff/community education activities.

Cultural Sensitivity and Competence:  Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.  Patient Population Served:  Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.

Job Requirements:

•Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.

•Two years of related nursing work experience in an acute clinical care setting that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities. 

•Work experience in one of the following clinical specialty areas is required:  Oncology, Med/Surg, Nutrition Support, Pediatrics, IV Therapy, Gerontology, and Home Health.

•Current licensure as an RN by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

•Current Health Care Provider BLS Certification.