The Palliative Care Nurse shall maintain a high standard of nursing care. Under the primary supervision of the Palliative Care Coordinator, will develop skills in and share responsibility in assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating the holistic care of the patient and their family. The nurse shall, after a period of orientation, carry out care independently, develop expertise in symptom control, develop a high standard of professional and ethical responsibility and acquire teaching skills. The nurse shall work as part of a multi-professional team, reporting to the palliative care coordinator and palliative care medical director.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited program for Registered Nursing. BSN preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current New Mexico RN license or current Compact state license. BLS certification required. ELNEC training, or equivalent, preferred. Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care required within 1 year of hire if currently not certified.
SKILLS: The nurse must have an understanding of the Mission and Core Values of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. Current knowledge and skills appropriate to age/type of patient population served. Knowledgeable and sensitive to patients' rights in the delivery of care. Communicates in a clear and concise manner appropriate to the developmental age of patient.
EXPERIENCE: 5 years' nursing experience of which two years must have been in hospice or palliative care.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Palliative Care Coordinator, Palliative Care Medical Director, and VP of Mission
-Bloodborne pathogen: B
Exposure to infectious diseases and x-rays.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing and walking. Works in a clean, well lighted, ventilated smoke-free environment. Subject to stressful professional relationships. Working hours are varied, with flexibility due to unexpected changes in schedule and emergencies.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, theref...ore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.