Registered Nurse Palliative Care Coordinator

Methodist Hospital Metropolitan
May 8, 2022
San Antonio, TX
Job Type



SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Case Management department. Submit your application today!
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
Seeking a Registered Nurse Palliative Care Coordinator to join the Case Management team. The Palliative Care Coordinator assumes 24-hour responsibility for the coordination of care of patients throughout the hospital referred to the Palliative Care Team. Palliative Care affirms the dignity of life. Its goal is to enhance the quality of life for the patient and family suffering from serious illness. This suffering may be physical, psychological, social or spiritual in nature and is best managed by an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other professionals who work with the attending physician. In addition to management of pain and other physical symptoms, the team can assist with advance planning, communication, conflict, grief, loss and bereavement. The Coordinator facilitates care of the patient in collaboration with the attending physicians, sub-specialists, nursing and medical teams, and ancillary services. He/She will establish an overall plan and will be responsible for coordinating all supportive care related services, educational and administrative, to ensure comprehensive care to all patients. The Coordinator will also be responsible for ensuring that the palliative care services for Methodist Healthcare System are in constant compliance with JCAHO.
What you will do in this role:
  • Provides hospital-based palliative care consultation for seriously ill patients and their family caregivers. All work is done in close collaboration with physicians, nursing staff, and other team members.
  • Provides medical and psychosocial evaluation of patient and family; skilled and meticulous symptom management; extensive involvement in discharge planning and continuity of care efforts; and support and collaboration with primary medical staff responsible for the patient.
  • Provides in-service teaching of medical, nursing and other professional colleagues and students; role modeling for physicians and nurses at all levels of training; conducts weekly team meetings. Case finding initiatives will require strong interpersonal and collegial skills with colleagues from a broad range of professional disciplines throughout the hospital.
  • Demonstrates excellence in practice through full role functions – practitioner, educator, consultant, and leader.
  • Keeps abreast of physician utilization of service, their specialty and specific needs.
  • Participates in palliative care patient rounds to identify issues and evaluate solutions.
  • Actively participates in state and regional organizations that support supportive care program development.


  • Graduate of nursing school with baccalaureate degree in nursing; advanced degree in nursing preferred.
  • Broad clinical knowledge and demonstrated experience in palliative care preferred.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to the management of symptom distress in seriously ill and dying patients.
  • Strong theory-based practice. Excellent communication skills.
  • Skilled teacher with nurses at all levels of training and in diverse education settings (bedside, classroom, professional meetings).
  • Confident mentor and coach for colleagues and staff.
Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!
With over 370 beds Methodist Hospital Metropolitan offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion is the only stand-alone center city facility dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, welcoming nearly 4,000 newborns into the world each year. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center and has been designated an American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.
Our hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare, and for the fourth consecutive year as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. It is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 8 consecutive rating periods. We are also proud to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology and Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, as well as the first Texas hospital to earn a Gold Seal of Approval for Sepsis Certification. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital Metropolitan under Locations.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We’re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

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