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Providence Health & Services Registered Nurse (RN) - Palliative Care in Everett, Washington


Providence is calling a Clinic Registered Nurse (RN) (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to our Palliative Care department at Providence Medical Group Northwest Washington in Everett,WA.

The Registered Nurse – Palliative Care is responsible for facilitating palliative care interventions and end-of-life discussions and care as part of the inpatient Palliative Care team. S/he works under the supervision of the Palliative Care team providers. S/he will work independently and proficiently, provide direct clinical support, and education for Palliative Care Services in the Inpatient setting

In this position you will:

  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, sets goals and objectives for self and the Service. Implements action plans to meet defined goals

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing, palliative care and end-of-life care. Demonstrates technical expertise with skills and knowledge to utilize organizational design, health care law, and information technology.

  • Ability to understand, be receptive, and respond to change; alter process and procedures to optimize quality care for patients receiving palliative care and/or end-of-life and communicates this in action and word.

  • Functions as a specialist in Palliative Care

  • Facilitates or co-facilitates family meetings related to current and advance care planning.

  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care of hospitalized patients who are on the Palliative Service.

  • Resource for providers, nurses, social workers and chaplains.

  • Models strong communication Skills. Acts as a patient advocate.

  • Communicates with patient, family, agent, and interdisciplinary team members about pertinent clinical information, palliative care and end-of-life issues.

  • Identifies ethical/moral conflicts and refers to the Ethics Committee for assistance as needed.

  • Collaborates with attending providers, hospital staff, consultants, and the interdisciplinary team regarding patient care treatment and services


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Nursing

  • ELNEC Core Training and/or Hospice Education Network core curriculum training

  • Actively work to complete Hospice or Palliative Care Nursing Certification within 2 years of hire.

  • Current Washington State Licensure as a Registered Nurse.

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS).

  • 3 years clinical experience in a hospital acute care setting with a background in medical, oncology, palliative care, or hospice nursing.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing, or similar field

  • Experience in Palliative care inpatient or outpatient.

  • Experience in staff development, education, and precepting nurses and other clinicians.

  • Experience in ICU or Hospice environment.

About the clinic you will serve.

Providence Medical Group is a group of primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve Snohomish County in more than 10 locations in scenic northwest Washington. Our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing

Location: Washington-Everett

Req ID: 263253