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


Providence is calling a Palliative Care Registered Nurse (RN) (1.0 FTE, variable) to work in the Providence Medical Group (PMG) Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Team at Providence Regional Medical Center (PRME) in Everett, Washington.

This position will encompass a dual role providing RN palliative care services in the Emergency Department and triage consult services for the inpatient Palliative Care Consult Team with variable work hours.

Emergency Department:

The Palliative Care RN will be responsible for working closely with Emergency Department physicians and caregivers to facilitate palliative care interventions and goals of care conversations. This caregiver will work in collaboration with the inpatient Palliative Care Team, yet work independently in the Emergency Department, providing direct evidence-based palliative care clinical and educational support. This position will act as a liaison between the Emergency Department and Inpatient Palliative Care Team to ensure access to early, concurrent, and evidence-based palliative care services for patients, colleagues, and the community.

Inpatient Consult Team :

The Palliative Care RN will act as a liaison between the Inpatient Palliative Care Team and referring providers. This caregiver will work with an interdisciplinary team comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains to coordinate patient care. The Palliative Care RN will review patient charts, employ the consult triage process to assess and prioritize patient needs, and act as an ongoing communication liaison between the team, referring providers, care management, and hospice, to ensure completion of patient care processes.

In this position, the Palliative Care RN will:

  • Facilitate conversations with patients and families to develop goals of care including designation of surrogate decision makers, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms, and assess patient/family understanding of illness and treatment options;

  • Be required to demonstrate impeccable communication skills;

  • Demonstrate strong technical nursing and Palliative Care expertise;

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of Palliative Care services and support;

  • Act a liaison between the inpatient Palliative Care Team and referring departments and physician groups;

  • Collaborate with the inpatient interdisciplinary team to develop goals, objectives, and action plans;

  • Identify ethical/moral conflicts and refer to the Ethics Committee for assistance as needed;

  • Assist in the development of evidence-based nursing practices, procedures, and guidelines;

  • Assist in all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals;

  • Develop, plan, and coordinate patient, staff, and community education regarding palliative care issues; and

  • Participate in interdisciplinary meetings as needed for complex care management.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

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

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

  • Current Washington State Licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or similar field.

  • Experience in Palliative Care inpatient or outpatient settings.

  • ELNEC Core Training, CAPC or Hospice Education Network core curriculum.

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 30 clinics and 10 locations in scenic northwest, Washington. Our providers and staff create a distinctive health care experience for each patient focused on trust, respect, communication, and teamwork.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Variable

Job Category: Clinical Education

Location: Washington-Everett

Req ID: 294129