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Providence Health & Services Palliative Care RN Coordinator in Tarzana, California


Providence is calling a Palliative Care RN Coordinator (Full-time/ Day-shift) to Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance CA.

We are seeking a Palliative Care RN Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating the activities of all palliative care team members and organizing the weekly team conference. The RN Coordinator is the primary link to referring staff and physicians who are seeking the services of the palliative care team. The RN Coordinator initiates the response to a request for consultation, assesses the patient, and involves other team members as appropriate and coordinates care through community settings and hospice. In addition to the clinical duties, the RN Coordinator is responsible for educating staff about palliative care, maintaining data on all patients referred, and participating in quality improvement activities as it relates to palliative care.

In this position you will:

  • Role within the Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Inpatient Consult Team:

  • Coordinate the palliative care consultation team

  • At the request of physicians and only after specific physician orders for a palliative care consultation are written, initiate the consultation process. Identify and inform other team members (physician, social worker, and chaplain) that they are needed to perform the consultation

  • Keep patient data and statistics of palliative care inpatient consultations, community palliative care referrals and care, and hospice GIP as appropriate

  • Conduct a thorough nursing, functional, and psychosocial assessment on assigned patients; assess whether patient’s condition requires the immediate attention of the physician, coordinate family conferences, complete clinical documentation within organization standards

  • Collaborate with other members of the health team in providing continuity of care to meet the unique needs of the patient; provide patient information to the physician. Coordinate palliative services into community setting and through hospice care as appropriate

  • Participate in in-patient and community palliative care interdisciplinary team meetings, recommend course of treatment and monitor ongoing care

  • Provide liaison and information to physicians, discharge planning, and other departments regarding quality of care issues. Recommend appropriate action based on the patient’s condition

  • Assist family and patients regarding decisions including goals and values, withdrawal and withholding of interventions, non-beneficial interventions and resuscitation status

  • Educate the patient and family regarding diagnosis of medical condition and prognosis

  • Assist in the referral of patients to appropriate health facilities and community resources, directly participating in the community palliative care plan and/or hospice plan as appropriate

  • Provide education to nursing staff/nursing facility departments, and family members regarding the special needs of the patient and elderly population

  • Establish and maintain courteous cooperative relations with the public, patients and other personnel

  • Participate in the development and implementation of care maps, protocols, and education policies

  • Documentation / Information Management:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the Hospital Information System (EPIC and Suncoast Solutions)

  • Perform documentation in patient’s chart which is timely, accurate and concise per organization policies/procedures and regulations

  • Utilize computer based communications and data base system

  • Leadership / Supervision:

  • Act as lead resource person in palliative care to hospital staff, community medical professionals and families

  • Assist with orientation and preceptoring as assigned

  • Maintain complete confidentiality of all patient and hospital-related information. No breaches of confidentiality to patient, family, co workers of the public

  • Development:

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice

  • Participate and attend continuing education seminars. Inservices and meetings to meet RN requirements for maintaining current licensure

  • Attend departmental meetings as required

  • Participate in/conducts inservices as requested

  • Competency Charting/Performance Improvement:

  • Participate in CQI projects including correcting deficiencies identified as required

  • Budgetary:

  • Participate in budget development and compliance


Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing

  • BCLS required

  • Eligibility for HPNA certification required

  • Current RN licensure in the state of California required

  • 2 years RN experience in the acute care setting or transitional care setting

  • Basic computer skills

  • Bilingual English/Japanese (Keiro partnership only)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • HPNA Certification

About the hospice you will serve.

Providence TrinityCare Hospice, established in 1977, is the oldest and largest non-profit hospice in Southern California and the first to be licensed by the State of California. Caring for people in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with professional teams. Providence TrinityCare Hospice is Medicare Certified and Joint Commission accredited. We also provide the only specialized pediatric hospice service in Los Angeles County.

As the only pediatric hospice in Los Angeles County, Providence TrinityKids Care understands the impact a seriously ill child can have on the life of a family. A specialized division of TrinityCare, TrinityKids Care helps children with life-limiting illnesses leave the hospital in order to spend as much time as possible at home with their families.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Hospice Nursing

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 317965