Who We Are Awarded Employer of the Year2022 from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) EvergreenHealth Hospice is proud to provide the highest quality of life possible for our patients. Collaboration is key to the best possible patient experience and our interdisciplinary teams are adept at balancing symptom management and all the varied needs of a family anticipating the loss of a loved one.
A core element of EvergreenHealth Hospice is our goal of continuous improvement in clinical quality, and we actively encourage staff participation in process improvement projects and, most importantly, allow our staff the time to provide exceptional care for our patients. As a nurse, this means a lower caseload and/or visit assignment compared to other hospice agencies in our area. Our Team As an interdisciplinary team we work together to enrich the health and wellbeing of every life we touch. Our care teams are composed of the following:
Physicians-The patient’s Attending Physician continues to provide oversight of care and Hospice Physicians consult with hospice staff and the attending physician.
Nurses (RN or LPN)
Certified Nursing Assistants (Home Health Aides)
Spiritual Care (Chaplains)
Trained Volunteers- offer companionship for patients and respite for families
Why Join Our Team? As an employee of EvergreenHealth we believe in helping our staff by:
Innovative Technologies. Our teams are excited to utilize Epic as a tool that will help to streamline and optimize our clinical, administrative, and revenue cycle workflows.
Creating a flexible and customized career by offering flexible schedules and territories. We offer part time and full time schedules coupled with a variety of territories to work/serve. We do our best to keep you in the territory that is the closest to your home or desired community
Retention- Our employees have been part of our team for an average of 7.71 years—one of the longest average retention rates in the industry.
Low staff to patient ratios one of the lowest in Washington State.
Training: Our new staff will feel confident knowing they have learned from experienced preceptors within their area of specialty.
Providing Professional Development as supported through our Tuition Assistance program, paid CEU’s, in addition to career advancement through leadership pathways.
Commitment to building an inclusive and diverse workforce: Our staff a deep commitment to providing exceptional care and service for each one of our patients, and one another.
A Culture of Safety: We are proud to be recognized by The Leapfrog Groupwith an "A" grade for patient safety, along with our recognition as a Top General Hospital for quality and safety - the only hospital in Washington state.
Job Summary: EvergreenHealth Hospice Home Care is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients in both King and Snohomish counties. Hospice clinicians visit patients where they live – private homes, assisted living, adult family homes and skilled nursing facilities – providing care and support to the patient and their family unit during their end of life journey.
Responsibilities: 1. Provides direct patient care. 2. Assesses the comprehensive nursing needs of an assigned group of patients (including, but not limited to home care patients). 3. Coordinates the patient and family/significant other education process. 4. Initiates patient start of care through established admission process. 5. Continuously plans, implements, and evaluates patient care, incorporating patient and family/significant other into the process. 6. Participates with physician partners and other interdisciplinary team members to develop and implement patient and family/significant other plan of care. 7. Communicates effectively all relevant information (e.g., patient information, safety issues, problems with equipment, quality issues, etc.) to immediate supervisor, in timely way. 8. Communicates and documents changes in patient condition, on a timely basis, to team members, DPOA, and physician. 9. Delivers nursing care within established standards of care, hospice, hospital and unit guidelines, policies and procedures. 10. Functions as a patient advocate. 11. Assists other staff in completion of their duties, when time permits. 12. Recognizes situations when appropriate assistance is needed to effectively execute the nursing process. 13. Promotes good public relations between patient, family members, hospital, and community. 14. Practices within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act.
REQUIRED for the position: •Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) required within 5 years of employment if applicable •Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington •Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire •Current Washington State Driver's license and proof of insurability
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between EvergreenHealth and the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA). Union membership is optional.
The literature shows that having a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) contributes significantly to the quality of care. Toward that end, this position requires a BSN or a commitment to begin a BSN program within three years and obtain a BSN within five years of employment.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated two-hospital healthcare system offering a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region.Formed in 1972 as a public hospital district, we now serve nearly 850,000 residents of our service area in north King and south Snohomish counties, with medical facilities located throughout the area for easy access.Our goal is to improve the health of every life we touch by delivering the highest quality care and absolute patient safety, and we’re honored to be recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for the past five years (2017-2021), and by The Leapfrog Group with an A grade for Patient Safety.Our main campus is located in Kirkland, and includes a 318-bed medical center and four medical specialty buildings. In 2015, we expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe, an accredited, full-service 72-bed hospital located in Monroe, WA.We take great pride in offering the latest medical technology, but our care is set apart by the personal touch provided by our more than 4,500 employees, including nearly 1,100 physician partners and more than 500 volunteers.Our EvergreenHealth Medical Group, a more than 30...0 member employed physician multispecialty group, provides 12 primary care centers, six urgent cares and over two dozen specialty care practices located throughout our service area.All told, we offer care in 70 clinical specialties, from primary care to specialty care, from the family maternity center to senior care, home health and hospice care.