Registered Nurse Care Coordinator, Pediatric Palliative Care
Job ID: R0038315 | Registered Nurse Professionals | Part Time | Charlottesville, VA
A dynamic professional clinician focused on population management with demonstrated capability to provide relationship-based care within a collaborative, multidisciplinary team. This registered nurse utilizes advanced critical thinking to develop, implement, and evaluate an individualized plan of care that educates, empowers, and optimizes patient outcomes throughout all transitions within the continuum of care.

This job description integrates the ANA 2015 Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Third Edition; the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2015); and the UVA Nursing Professional Practice Model.

ANA Scope and Standards of Practice definition of nursing:
Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; facilitation of healing; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response; and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
  • Relationship-Based Care – Self and Colleagues: reflects the influence of the nurse's relationship with self, colleagues, and patient/family on the patient experience.
  • Relationship-Based Care – Patients and Families: reflects the influence of the nurse's relationship with self, colleagues, and patient/family on the patient experience.
  • Expert Caring: encompasses clinical assessment, planning, prioritizing, coordinating, and implementation of care.
  • Empowered Leaders: demonstrate knowledge of and actively participate in shared governance.
  • Lifelong Learners: encompasses professional development through formal education, professional certification, and internal and external learning opportunities. Recognizes the value of external professional organizations. Supports onboarding of new team members and precepts as applicable.
  • Quality Achievement: includes adherence to clinical documentation guidelines, comprehension of outcomes data, engagement in performance improvement activities, and commitment to standard work.
  • Innovation: is demonstrated by application of technologies that support patient care, actively seeking to implement evidence-based practice and new knowledge generated by nursing research.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $65,249.60 - $107,660.80 Annually

Registered Nurse, Care Coordinator, Pediatric Palliative Care:

Patient:
  • Support patient care that reduces suffering and impacts quality of life for children and families.
  • Help identify patient care situations that require the engagement of the Pediatric Palliative Care team and/or interventions, as well as pain and symptom management throughout the trajectory of the child and family's illness experience.
  • Assist in the transitions/disposition of patients at discharge, including inpatient and outpatient pediatric hospice care, home health nursing, DME, and community support of PCPs.

Team:
  • Support the Pediatric Palliative Care consult team in the daily functioning of the service.
  • Serve as an outreach for the team, assisting in identifying and facilitating appropriate consults for Pediatric Palliative Care across pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Offer a nursing perspective in decisional actions for the Pediatric Palliative Care team.
  • Use and implement evidence-based practice as it relates to patient care in order to support the consult service.
  • Participate in research and serve as a supportive role in enhancing, promoting, and implementing research to improve how palliative care is provided throughout UVA Children's.
  • Collaborate as a member of an interdisciplinary team to promote education across the organization.

Staff (Peers/Colleagues):
  • Serve as a support to interdisciplinary team across UVA Children's by participating in educational seminars, offering presentations and mentorship.
  • Assist staff in designing innovative initiatives that will improve patient care and support positive outcomes (even at the end of life).
  • Facilitate ethical decision-making processes to empower staff and reduce moral distress.
  • Support staff in resiliency techniques to help ameliorate secondary trauma as it relates to patient care (i.e., staff education on resiliency, participation in the Compassionate Care Initiative).
  • Participate in Be Safe initiatives that promote and support staff/patients across the health system.

Organization:
  • Participate in educational outreach to the community and to other healthcare facilities across the state and beyond.
  • Assist in process analysis and implementing interventions to enhance how Pediatric Palliative Care is provided across UVA Children's.
  • Network with other institutions in order to improve how both Pediatric Palliative Care and end-of-life care are provided locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Participate in systemwide initiatives to support of stewardship as it relates to Pediatric Palliative Care.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: Graduate of accredited nursing program. Bachelor of Science in Nursing required within 5 years of hire.
  • Experience: 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Licensure: Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS certification required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently traveling, and bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory, and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids, and infectious disease.



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