Carolinas Healthcare System Coord/Palliative Care - CHS Union in United States

Coord/Palliative Care - CHS Union

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Date: Dec 5, 2018


Monroe, NC, US, 28110

Company: Carolinas HealthCare System

Job Req ID: 180040

Position Number: 00140246

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Day

Shift Details: 7:30a -4p

Standard Hours: 40.00

Department Name: Palliative Care Services

Location: CHS Union

Location Details: CHS Union

Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit

Job Summary

Works in collaboration with other members to provide services to patients and their families. These services include assistance with determining goals of care, provision of emotional and social support, assistance with decisions about end of life care, and collaboration with community agencies.

Essential Functions

  • Facilitates communication between parents, significant others, physicians, nurses, and community resource personnel.

  • Promotes and encourages use of existing hospital resources for family/parent support.

  • Maintains database of patients referred to Palliative Care Services.

  • Attends Neonatal, Pediatric and Adult Inpatient Unit rounds.

  • Assumes responsibility in the recruitment and retention of qualified personnel.

  • Assists in the development of policies, procedures, and standards reflective of current practice/literature.

  • Participates in orientation of new personnel.

  • Ensures ongoing communication with patient/family to provide education related to the patient's condition, expected course of treatment, and desired outcome.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to handle fast paced environment and work independently. Must be able to communicate clearly, verbally, and in writing. Must be able to make sound decisions within limited time elements and to carry out responsibilities in a professional manner. Must be able to work effectively with other professionals. Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing with 3 or more years of experience in a tertiary/quaternary center. Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Practitioner in the state of North Carolina. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA. Neonatal and/or Pediatric nursing background is essential for Peds Palliative Care Coordinator. Certification in palliative Care Nursing preferred. Certification as an APN preferred.

At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer