Providence Health & Services RN Care Navigator – Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a RN Care Navigator Palliative Care Outpatient Clinic (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

This position will provide direct clinical support, education and development, and case management for Palliative Care Services in the Inpatient hospital and Outpatient clinic or Facility setting. Collaborates with the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Team, Nurse Navigators, Spiritual Care Department, Inpatient and Outpatient care providers in the provision of quality Palliative Care. The Palliative Care Nurse navigator assists the Palliative Care Service team in responding to and triaging and assigning referrals; educating/mentoring nurses and other clinicians and non-clinicians in evidence-based palliative care; assisting the Care Coordinator in discharge planning and/or entry into the hospice program; and functioning as a case manager for patients throughout the continuum of care. The Palliative Care Nurse Navigator may be required to travel to select sites in the Southwest Washington Region to provide care and program development.

In this position you will:

  • Optimize quality care for patients receiving palliative care and/or end-of-life and communicates this in action and word

  • Triage new consults for Palliative Care and assigns priority as well as clinician to see patient.

  • Contact patients to schedule and reschedule missed appointments.

  • Serve as liaison between the primary physician, palliative care clinician and the patient.

  • Identify patients that need navigation and assistance with barriers such as lack of insurance, financial issues, need for personal support, language, and any other problems that may arise and initiates appropriate referrals

  • Retrieve medical records as needed.

  • Work collaboratively with MSW / Case manager to eliminate barriers for accessing care.

  • Work collaboratively with medical and community resources to address the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient.

  • Develops curricula and teaches classes to ensure competency development of interdisciplinary

  • team

  • Mentor/educate clinical staff and other professional students in principals of palliative care


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor of Nursing Degree

  • Three or more years of experience in a hospital acute care setting

  • WA State Registered Nursing license

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Hospice, oncology or hospital-based palliative care experience

  • Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Certification or eligible and working toward certification or willing to complete certification within 2 years of hire

  • ELNEC core Training

About the clinic you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

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: Medical/Surgical Nursing

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 192022