Collaborates with other members of the Pain and Palliative Care Team to aid in the coordination of the Program to ensure comprehensive, patient and family focused Palliative Care for medically complex pediatric patients across the continuum of care. Collaborates with all team members to improve patients' and families' quality of life through the prevention and relief of suffering. The Palliative Care Coordinator provides guidance, support, and education to the healthcare team members in the overall delivery of services related to palliative care.
Bachelors degree required in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, or a health related field. Masters preferred.
Minimum Work Experience
4 years of related experience.
Required Licenses/Certifications for position
Yes, RN or LCSW Licensure in State of Tennessee
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Strong leadership skills including organizational, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Self-starter that will take initiative. Ability to set priorities and make decisions of a complex nature. Interacts and works effectively with a multi-disciplinary team.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Light lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 10-20 lbs occasionally and frequent moving of objects of less than 10 lbs is required. Frequent sitting with some walking, standing, squatting, bending and reaching is required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
Internal Number: 2555
About East Tennessee Children's Hospital
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.