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Posted: 9/30/2020
Job Reference #: 15987
Keywords: nursing

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Presbyterian El Camino
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New Mexico


Job Description
Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need
FTE: 0.001000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Days

Facilitates Hospice and Palliative Care referrals from all sources and obtains reviews & coordinates the necessary information to complete the clinical assessment of the patient for the correct program & correct LOC within that program. The position assumes dual accountability for Palliative Care and Hospice referrals.


*Provides palliative care & hospice services based upon patient assessment, including direct patient care. In all care, utilizes nursing assessment skills to determine presence of symptoms and response to interventions for those symptoms. Assessments include a review of the full spectrum of patient needs, including an understanding of how the physical, psychological/social (behavioral), functional, financial, resource and spiritual needs of patients factor into their condition.

*Serves as a consultant to discuss goals of care with the patient/family and communicate those goals to the appropriate care team. In addition, reviews referrals, and delegates the referral to the appropriate hospice/palliative care staff based on patient needs and staff availability.

*Performs Hospice consult reviews and coordinates a clinical assessment, determines if patient is appropriate for hospice, communicates with the patient/family about hospice philosophy, criteria, and site of care. Assumes role of hospice RN with hospital hospice patient, including development of hospice plan of care and subsequent rounding, if necessary.

*Acts as a clinical resource for all members of the hospice /palliative team. Develops and maintains a working knowledge of all services available within the Home and Transitions Service Line.

*Completes comprehensive and accurate documentation timely and consistently that clearly reflects interventions performed.

*In all roles, performs as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Assists with orientation and mentoring of new team members as appropriate. Serves as a resource person & professional role model.


Other information:
Bachelors Degree preferred; Associates Degree or Diploma in Nursing minimum, obtain BSN within three years of hire. New Mexico RN License required. Minimum three years acute care experience required and hospice or home care experience preferred. Basic typing competency. Obtain Hospice/Palliative RN certification within two years of hire.

* Associate Degree

* Registered Nurse-NM


Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Free wellness programs
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
  • Continuing education and career development opportunities
  • Life insurance and short/long term disability programs

About Us
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.

We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.

Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.



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