Palliative Care RN
Company: SSM Health
Location: Lake Saint Louis
Posted on: October 11, 2021
Serves as a clinical resource to staff, patients and families
through the continuum of oncology care. Serves as a clinical
liaison between patients, physicians, physician office staff, and
hospital departments. Conducts pre, concurrent, and post-treatment
education and serves as a clinical resource to staff and families
of oncology patients.
- Provides expert clinical consultation and care regarding
palliative care to patients, families, staff and community;
especially related to symptom management.
- Functions as a member of a consultative interdisciplinary work
team, and with unit patient care staff in a consultative role.
- Develops, negotiates and advances the plan of care specific to
palliative care within and outside own discipline.
- Facilitates appropriate and timely use of resources in the
provision of patient care that meets identified clinical
- Serves as liaison between all hospital departments, medical
services and administration. Serves as a consultant to all
departments and personnel in matters relative to practices as well
as to the community through information sharing between hospitals,
workshops, seminars, etc. Communicates progress, plans and
problems as appropriate.
- Maintains professional affiliation with nursing specialty
organizations that foster and promote continued professional
development and expertise in palliative care nursing.
- Conducts quarterly record reviews and communicates findings and
recommendations to clinical director and utilizes automated
processes and clinical information systems appropriately and
- Demonstrates critical thinking skills, ability to prioritize
and delegate nursing care based on comprehensive assessment, data
collection, nursing interventions, patient responses to care,
outcomes, patient/family needs and continuing care abilities post
- Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and
scientific knowledge in health care to nursing practice, ensuring
that nursing care is delivered based on patient’s age-specific
needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of
- As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional
nursing standards defined in the professional practice model.
Uses the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to
the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients
and our patient populations.
- Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing
- Three years' registered nurse experience with demonstrated
clinical practice in oncology
- Constant use of speech to share information through oral
- Constant standing and walking.
- Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing
- Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
- Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near
(20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and
- Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
- Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication,
distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning
- Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects
weighing 25-50 lbs.
- Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
- Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting,
gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
- Occasional driving.
- Rare crawling and running.
Keywords: SSM Health, Columbia , Palliative Care RN, Other , Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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