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Pediatric Palliative Care RN

Job ID R2262 Full / Part Time:Full time
Location:West Springfield,Massachusetts
Regular/Temporary:Regular

Summary: 

The Pediatric Palliative Care Network (PPCN) is designed to meet the needs of children with life limiting illnesses and their families in the Baystate Home Health service area. The Pediatric Palliative Care RN will be knowledgeable about the PPCN program and its operation. The RN performs skilled nursing visits for PPCN and other pediatric patients regardless of reimbursement source. The RN will be a resource to staff and referral sources.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Demonstrates knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, developmental stages, pharmacology, health promotion and disease prevention and treatment, best practice interventions, Baystate Home Health policies and procedures and end of life care through daily interactions with staff, physicians and patient/families.

2) Demonstrates knowledge of developmental stages for the applicable age groups (neonate, infant, toddler, adolescent) and applies developmental theories and concepts when implementing care. Acts as a resource to staff with regard to pediatric case management, clinical assessments, interventions, and documentation.

3) Works closely with the clinical educator to maintain pediatric competencies according to department standards.

4) Participates in twice monthly interdisciplinary team IDG meetings to promote coordination of services. Participates with members of the health care team in problem solving patient concerns in a way that demonstrates a positive, mature and cooperative manner.

5) Establishes realistic goals and develops plan of treatment in cooperation with the patient, family and members of the health care team. Demonstrates excellent physical assessment and care planning skills, current knowledge of pharmacology and medication administration, leadership skills, decision making and ability in the coordination of patient care.

6) Acquires and maintains a working knowledge of all third party payers and regulatory bodies and agency policies on issues related to documentation and care provided.

7) Manages patient caseload, adjusting visit frequency as needed, setting priorities, and providing support to the family. Develops an individualized plan of care based on patient, utilizing assessment data and standards of care while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Maintains required patient documentation.

8) Coordinates patient care with relevant team members, including collaboration with community based care providers and other health service entities.

9) Participates in relevant system and community based work groups (ie: monthly Medical Home meeting; DPH Care Coordination meeting; PICU discharge planning meeting)

10) Participates in MA Pediatric Palliative Care Network (PPCN) trainings and meetings.

11) Participates in ongoing legislative advocacy on behalf of PPCN.

12) Participates in periodic special events for patients and families.

13) Acquires knowledge of basic educational rights of pediatric patients and actively advocates for appropriate school services.

Education:

Diploma in Nursing: Nursing (Required)

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Certifications:

Driver License - Various, Registered Nurse - State of Massachusetts

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Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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