RN-Coordinator Palliative

University Place, WA
Contract Type
Full Time
Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!

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!

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for overseeing and evaluating the day-to-day operations of assigned CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) palliative care facility to optimize quality of care and support effective utilization of resources and achievement of desired clinical and financial outcomes.  An incumbent promotes collaborative practice and continuity of care and is also responsible for ensuring that all work activities are compliant with CHI-FH policies and standards, palliative care clinical guidelines and applicable regulatory/accreditation requirements.  Work includes: 1) supervising small staff of professional RN and social work staff who are directly responsible for coordinating the care and service of selected patients; 2) triaging care management emergencies and assigning work coverage; 3) analyzing and coordinating care provided by staff (including physicians and nurse practitioners), ensuring that adequate staff are available to meet patient needs; 4) monitoring documentation, quality, timelines and appropriateness of patient care (including care provided by physicians and nurse practitioners); and 5) providing staff education for new policies and processes.  An incumbent will also perform direct patient care within scope of RN licensure as needed.

Work requires knowledge of the concepts, professional standards and methodologies applicable to the palliative care discipline, and of applicable regulatory requirements sufficient to ensure quality and compliant patient interactions and interventions care and exercise judgment/critical thinking in applying clinical guidelines and standards to determine the appropriate level of care.  Also requires expertise in supervising and evaluating the work of subordinate clinical staff.  Major decisions (including policy changes) are subject to the review and approval of higher-level management.

Adheres to and exhibits CHI Franciscan Health’s Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.


Education/Work Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration or related field, graduation from an accredited school of nursing, and four years of progressively responsible related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities, including one year in a lead/supervisory capacity. 

Equivalent additional qualifying work experience may be substituted for two years of the education requirement (Associate’s degree required).


Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Current Health Care Provider BLS Certification.