Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN) Coordinator - Palliative Care
Job CategoryNursing
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift


A professional clinician with demonstrated ability to provide relationship- based care within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team.  Requires strong organizational skills with capacity to easily adapt to daily challenges and prioritize appropriately. Promotes and provides patient / nursing education focused on advanced care planning.


Coordinates multidisciplinary planning conferences and helps patients/families process and synthesize information delivered by providers.

In person triage of consults and notification to providers of cases requiring immediate intervention.

Track and trend triage results to assist in defining/assigning generalist vs. specialist palliative care consults.

Develops standardized templates for efficient and consistent documentation by all team members.

Maintains, tracks, monitors and reports on benchmarks developed for the program; demonstrating outcomes and recommendations for performance improvement activities. 

Serves as liaison for all needed EPIC changes, involving appropriate team members as needed and ensures education roll out in a timely manner.

Develop and maintain resources to provide culturally diverse patient education.

Assists in the development, implementation, and revision of protocols and standard work related to palliative care and advanced care planning for inpatient units, ED and the Tucson community.

Maintains compliance with appropriate regulatory, federal, and state mandated requirements.

Demonstrates flexibility with work flow and daily schedule  to manage changing provider and patient priorities. .

Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. 

Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety and confidentiality policies and standards.



EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required. Master’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  A minimum of three (3) years of related experience required, preferably in an acute care hospice and/or palliative setting with experience as a health/patient educator or patient advocate.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION:  Current RN licensure permitting work in the State of Arizona and Basic Life Support (BLS) required. 


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