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Providence RN - Palliative Care in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) (Palliative Care, Day Shift, 0.8 FTE with 32 hours a week) to Providence Medical Group in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Support and practice the “Spirit of Excellence”.

  • Consider individual and team needs in communication with, and assessment and treatment of patients and staff, including ethical, cultural, psychosocial, religious, and age-specific aspects, to include adult and the elderly.

  • Support patient rights and the organization’s code of ethical behavior.

  • Assist with, or perform, according to scope of practice, a timely assessment of patients, according to policies, procedures, and protocols, taking into account age/developmental stage.

  • Assist with, or perform, according to scope of practice, patient care activities/treatments, according to departmental policies, procedures, and protocols.

  • Coordinate necessary tasks involved in treatment delivery.

  • Evaluate and assess treatment delivery components to include pain management.

  • Evaluate and assess daily the physiologic and psychological responsiveness of each patient to treatment delivery and documents such care.

  • Manage rapidly changing situations and is flexible in the changing work environment.

  • Organize patient-related information.

  • Be able to perform effective communication with patients, staff, family members, and other physicians.

  • Be in conjunction with the Supportive Care Medical Director and Manager facilitate leadership, management, direction and development of the adult supportive care programs.

  • Plan and offer, with approval of Medical Director/ Manager, formal/informal clinical and educational interventions for staff which are consistent with individual and/or organizational needs and goals, evaluate change/outcomes.

  • Implement patient and family education in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.

  • Provide ongoing support to families engaged in the bereavement process by making referrals or offering follow up as appropriate.

  • Maintain values congruent with the profession’s code of ethics and scope of practice.

  • Be responsible for scheduling and completing work assignments on a timely basis and having competencies signed off appropriately.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the state of Washington

  • Three (3) years of Nursing experience

  • Three (3) years prior experience in oncology, medical-surgical, geriatric, critical care, palliative care, and/or nursing care of the terminally ill patient

  • Has some experience in conflict resolution

  • Has some collaboration experience

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Hospice and Palliative Care Certification is desirable

  • Has experience in pediatric and adult nursing.

  • Three (3) of nursing experience in oncology and supportive care in the inpatient or out-patient setting

  • Has experience in Clinical nursing care in ICU, oncology, medical-surgical, palliative care nursing and/or hospice

  • Has experience in providing patient and staff education

  • Has experience in grief counseling and crisis intervention

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they’ll find the care and comfort they need at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, 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: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 259374