Provide palliative care for children facing life-threatening conditions and their families at various locations within the flow of patient care, but predominantly at Scottish Rite Hospital.
Participate in comprehensive medical and psychosocial evaluation of patients and families, skilled and meticulous symptom management, and care coordination.
Serve as clinical and educational role model and mentor.
Provide care and support in collaboration with the primary and subspecialty medical teams.
Ensure compliance with practice standards and codes.
Conduct comprehensive assessments of children and families with palliative care needs.
Formulate, implement, monitor, evaluate and modify palliative care plans with input from palliative care team and other collaborating care providers.
Work with patients, families, and care teams to improve communication around the child’s condition, the child's and family's goals of care, the proposed treatment options and plans, and potential alternative treatment options.
Implement patient and family education in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Collaborate effectively within an interdisciplinary team and as a consultant in providing pediatric palliative care.
Act as a resource to interdisciplinary staff, especially nursing, caring for patients with life-threatening conditions (e.g., debriefing and bedside mentoring).
Act as resource to community agencies (e.g., primary care providers, hospice agencies, and other relevant community-based organizations).
Engage in quality improvement in patient care services and department functions.
Assist in projects designed for the growth of the pediatric palliative care program.
Advocate for improvements in pediatric palliative care through participation in professional, private, and governmental groups.
Participate in pediatric palliative care research, including program development and quality and performance improvement initiatives.
Education and training responsibilities:
Provide clinical expertise and guidance for nursing, medical student, and GME training opportunities in pediatric palliative care.
Plan clinical and educational interventions which are consistent with individual/organizational needs and goals, and evaluate change/outcomes.
Define goals for professional growth, and participate actively in professional activities and organizations.
Demonstrate accountability for evaluation of clinical practice, including adherence to organizational, state and national practice standards and codes.
Engage in active and frequent resiliency activities for personal and professional growth and longevity.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 79752
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