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RN Hospice Coordinator - Hospice Medicare Certified

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Hospice Coordinator - Hospice Medicare Certified for a 0.8 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 189927 



Coordinate/facilitate discharge activities for Hospice appropriate patients during their hospital stay at PeaceHealth Southwest (PHSW).



  1. Coordinate discharge planning activities by identifying patient's physical, psychosocial and cultural needs. Provide resources appropriate to patient’s age. Evaluate referrals for Hospice suitability/eligibility and discuss with physician, primary case nurse, patient and family. Serve as liaison to extended care facilities (ECF) to coordinate information on Hospice appropriate patients entering the ECF. Set up ancillary services, supplies and equipment needed to maintain patient's safety at home upon discharge from PHSW.
  2. Provide care planning/coordination to include effective planning with appropriate members of the care team. Recommend alternative plan of care to physician and discharge planner if appropriate. Participate in discharge planning conferences to receive referrals, identify hospice-appropriate patients and exchange information regarding patient progress. Maintain communication with patient care team and discharge planning to facilitate problem-solving about patient issues.
  3. Perform effective communication and documentation by communicating and documenting coordinator interventions during hospitalization in accordance with standards. Utilize recognized organization communication standard. Keep abreast of and comply with departmental and organizational changes and events through reading appropriate communications and attending unit and assigned meetings.
  4. Provide education to new employees, volunteers, physicians, families, patients and nurses regarding Hospice services utilizing available education resources.
  5. Delegate only those tasks that are appropriate within the scope of practice of other healthcare providers.
  6. Perform general duties to include maintaining a working knowledge of infection control, risk management and emergency preparedness plans. Actively participate in performance improvement initiatives. Demonstrate knowledge of hospital, interdepartmental and unit goals, standards and operations. Maintain and update knowledge of and is responsive to the laws and regulations which affect his/her practice.
  7. Perform other related duties as may be assigned.





  • Graduate of an accredited school/college of nursing.
  • BSN preferred.



  • Minimum one year’s Hospice experience (or may have equivalent combination of education and/or experience).



  • WA State RN Licensure.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required upon hire.



  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong analysis/problem solving skills.
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to work independently or as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Computer skills.
  • Ability to teach.
  • Knowledge of nursing processes and practices.
  • Knowledge of patient care needs in a Hospice/HomeCare environment.



  • Work requires moderate physical exertion up to 33% of the time.   
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.          
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.  Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids. 
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).


There may be more than one opening on this posting.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


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Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Nursing 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.8
Work Type:  Part Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $40.25, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Washington


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

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