Make the most of every moment –it’s the heart of our philosophy and mission at Capital Caring, a leader in hospice and palliative care in the DC metro region. We live our mission of improving the care of people facing life-limiting illness every day and are seeking a dedicated, RN Coordinator to join our team in our Merrifield Neighborhood!
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Employment with Capital Caring comes with great benefits - with flexibility to choose the health and welfare plans to best meet your needs.
POSITION SUMMARY: In accordance with NHPCO standards and policies of Capital Caring and Capital Palliative Care Consultants and the acute care facility, the RN Coordinator provides the primary coordination of hospital- based hospice and palliative care. The RN coordinator receives all hospice and palliative care referrals and arranges for admission to the hospice or palliative consultative service, interfaces with the patient/family, and with the attending physician. The RN Coordinator triages all incoming referrals and coordinates interdisciplinary team members required to best meet immediate needs of patient. In collaboration with the hospice and palliative care medical consultant (when applicable), the RN Coordinator initiates the care plan and discharge planning and communicates with the interdisciplinary team regarding patient goals and treatment plan. The RN Coordinator makes nursing assessments, judgments and treatment decisions based on customer needs and wishes and in accordance with level of professional skills. The RN Coordinator promotes Capital Caring and Capital Palliative Care Consultants programs to acute care facilities through collaborative relationships with the facility by providing opportunities for professional development and community education.
LICENSURE: Licensure in the jurisdiction of practice - from the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Columbia, and/or the State of Maryland to practice professional nursing.
EDUCATION: RN from accredited nursing program. BSN preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years of public health/community health, medical/surgical or hospice nursing experience. Hospital based nursing a preference. Strong communication and counseling skills of added benefit. Certifications in Hospice/Palliative care a plus.