Catholic Health Initiatives RN Palliative Care - PT, 8:30am - 5pm in ROSEBURG, Oregon

RN Palliative Care - PT, 8:30am - 5pm


Pay Scale: $34.34 - $52.53

Shift: 8:30am - 5pm, varied

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Administrative Director of Cardiovascular and Critical Care services, the Palliative Care RN provides advanced care assessments, patient case management, palliative care services and related services to patients and families. The Palliative Care RN is responsible for the coordination of services and acts as the liaison between healthcare providers and patients.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborates with nursing interdisciplinary team and nursing directors to provide palliative care services to patients and their families.

  • Serves as a clinical expert for palliative care. Works closely with the Palliative Care Physician Champion and other physicians to develop relationships that promote understanding of the advanced medical model represented by Palliative Care services.

  • Determines reason for consults (i.e. goals of care discussion, family conference, pain/symptoms management, etc.) and performs medical record review.

  • Performs a bedside palliative care patient/family assessment/evaluation meeting with or without Physician. Assists to answer questions about Advance Directives, Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and comfort care.

  • Identifies and communicates with other disciplines required to develop plan of care as appropriate.

  • Discusses and documents psychosocial assessment, impressions and recommendations with attending/consulting physicians/staff as indicated.

  • With physician consent, discusses plan of care with patient/family on an ongoing basis throughout hospitalization.

  • Conducts or attends Family Conferences and facilitates interaction between patient and family.

  • Communicates with patients and family members experiencing the grieving and bereavement process, in a caring manner. Collaborates with Chaplain on “after-death” support and events

  • Identifies eligibility for private and public sector funding for services (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, community resources, and charitable funds).

  • Assesses the patient’s social support system and relationships (e.g. family, friends, significant others, community groups).

  • Reviews information about the patient’s social and financial resources (e.g. income, living situation, and insurance).

  • Makes recommendations to discharge planners for inpatients.



  • Current RN license issued by the state of Oregon.

  • Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care preferred.

  • Must have current BLS upon hire.


  • Five (5) years experience in clinical nursing care in palliative care, oncology, home health, hospice or geriatrics required.

  • Must be able to coordinate various community resources related to overall plan of care.

  • Must be computer literate.

  • Must be able to attend End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) and Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) program within two years.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

  • BSN and/or BSW preferred.

Job Nursing - RN


Daily Schedule 8:30am - 5pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 48

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0133964