Program Coordinator Palliative Care Services:

Vancouver Washington

PeaceHealth is seeking a Program Coordinator Palliative Care Services for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 158148



This position is responsible for working with leadership from multiple departments, leading and coordinating all aspects of the Palliative Care Services Program offered to inpatients and outpatients.  These services are offered in a collaborative and interdisciplinary manner.



  1. Lead, build, establish, coordinate and implement palliative care processes in collaboration with Palliative Care Providers.
  2. Oversees the work and participates in the hiring of palliative care volunteers work in collaboration with the Volunteer Coordinator.    Train volunteers and staff in palliative care and orient all new staff to palliative care process and protocol.
  3. Coordinate palliative care referrals by rounding throughout the facilities at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, PeaceHealth Southwest, and physician offices to obtain referrals to include identifying patient's physical, psychosocial and cultural needs. Assist in obtaining community resources and equipment as needed. Assist in obtaining referrals to appropriate care agencies when requested by patient/family.
  4. Provide education to new employees, volunteers, physicians, families, patients and nurses regarding palliative care services utilizing available education resources.   Develop and implement activities including seminars, conferences, workshops, short courses, shows, public events and other related programs.
  5. Leads palliative care program evaluation and ongoing process improvement.  Represents the program on inter-facility committees to enhance and foster optimal care.
  6. Develop and maintain budget and statistics relevant to the Palliative Care.  Utilizing monthly/quarterly reporting of program effectiveness to ensure long-term sustainability.
  7. Perform general duties to include maintain a working knowledge of infection control, risk management and emergency preparedness plans. Actively participate in performance improvement initiatives. Demonstrate knowledge of hospital, interdepartmental and unit goals, standards and operations.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.





  • Master’s degree in Social Work required.



  • Minimum of two years counseling, guidance or social work experience required.  Experience in Palliative Care preferred. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.


  • Valid driver’s license (OR, WA or AK as applicable) and proof of auto insurance required.
  • WASHINGTON:  Must have WA State credential in order to practice, either Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration (CAAR) – applied for and received within 90 days of hire OR one of the other applicable Social Work licenses at the time of hire.



  • Ability to work independently and part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of homecare, hospice, or other local community resources.



Columbia Region

  • Build and coordinate palliative care services inpatient and outpatient for PeaceHealth Columbia region.
  • Includes travel between Longview and Vancouver every week.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Vancouver, MacArthur (155)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $32.32, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Counselor Agency Affiliate; Drivers License


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Behavioral Health/Social Work || Full Time || CARE CONTINUUM SVCS


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