This position is responsible for providing the care for palliative care in-patients for the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. Conducts palliative care clinical assessments and participates as part of the multidisciplinary care team by consulting with patients, families and staff regarding palliative care issues. Participates in the implementation of Palliative Care Guidelines in accordance with National Standards. Provides education activities to promote the activities of the Palliative Care Program consultative services.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care
Two (2+) or more years of Nursing experience, preferably Critical care, Emergency Room, Inpatient nursing or Oncology experience preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates knowledge about home care, hospice, palliative care, advance directives, pain management, symptom control, and discharge planning.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.