Palliative Care Nurse Liaison

Lower Cape Fear Hospice Wilmington, NC

At Lower Cape Fear Hospice, our Vision is to serve everyone touched by a life-limiting illness. Our Mission is to provide the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness, support and counsel families and provide education to the community; we Value Teamwork, Commitment, Excellence, Compassion and Respect.

We are currently seeking an Inpatient Palliative Care Nurse Liaison to join our group of dedicated and experienced professionals. This is an outstanding opportunity to join our well-established non-profit organization.

Job Description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Acts as a resource to physicians, assigned facility staff, and the community regarding LCFH’s palliative care services.

  • Acts as a referral source to physicians and other medical staff to assess patients for appropriateness for admission to palliative care or hospice services.

  • Coordinates referrals of palliative care patients who were seen by palliative care in the hospital to outpatient palliative care services when there is an ongoing need for palliative care and support in the outpatient setting.

  • Acts a liaison between LCFH and referral sources by providing service information to physicians and staff at NHRMC as well as patients and families and other healthcare providers.

  • Works in conjunction with Palliative Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, and other team members.

  • Organizes and performs work effectively and efficiently.

  • Maintains and adjusts schedule to enhance program performance.

  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations in dealing with all members of the team.

  • Maintains and promotes customer satisfaction.

  • Effectively demonstrates the mission, vision, and values of Lower Cape Fear Hospice daily.

  • Works closely with the Outpatient Palliative Nurse Liaison, ED RN liaison and Hospice Liaisons at NHRMC to promote palliative care referrals and enhance care of patients across transitions of care.

  • Works closely with the Director of Palliative Care Services, the Director of Patient Access, and the team physician to develop the role on an ongoing basis.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, either through an AD, Diploma or BSN program required.

  • Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of North Carolina required.

  • Two years’ experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in business, marketing or related field preferred.

  • Prefer hospice or home care experience.

  • Prefer experience in marketing, public affairs, community relations or hospital liaison nurse.

Compensation & Benefits

Lower Cape Fear Hospice offers competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package. The range and quality of the agency’s employee benefits reflect the importance placed on excellence and loyalty. Please visit our website for more information.

http://www.hospiceandlifecarecenter.org/about/careers/

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