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Program Coordinator Advanced Care Planning - Bellingham Palliative Care Initiative Job
PeaceHealth | Bellingham, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 151308

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


The Program Coordinator will be responsible for providing coordination and successful implementation of Honoring Choices Advanced Care Planning (ACP) Initiative throughout their assigned Network.  Will provide facilitator training and continued support to PHMG staff, hospital staff, specialty clinic staff, Hospice and Palliative Care staff. Provides direct supervision to volunteer ACP instructors and facilitators. 


  1. Under the guidance and leadership of the System Director of Palliative Care and Hospice plan/develop/ implement ACP infrastructure within network including: education, workflow, documentation, measurement and reporting to HCPNW.
  2. Participates and coordinates network multidisciplinary steering committee to ensure sustainable ACP service across the care continuum in the network. 
  3. Coordinates ACP implementation and integration within the network current care continuum model.
  4. Achieves ACP faculty competency and instructor certification as defined by Honoring Choices.
  5. Achieves ACP planning goals; proactively addresses issues to maintain quality and service.
  6. Engages the community organizations within the network in ACP planning, partnering and collaboration.
  7. Coordinates the training of new instructors, facilitators, and evaluates performance.
  8. Provides staff or community education programs to promote ACP understanding.
  9. Conducts quality improvement activities to improve ACP Program outcomes/goals.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Required unless otherwise stated)


  • Bachelor’s degree in clinical social work, chaplaincy or related field required.
  • Master’s degree preferred. 


  • Minimum two years’ experience in a health related field; providing care across a wide variety of care settings including hospice, hospital, clinic, home care or nursing home required.
  • One year of experience in adult education required.
  • One year of supervisory experience preferred.


  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification is required at date of hire.
  • Honoring Choices Instructor/ Facilitator training within 6 months of hire.


  • Ability to coordinate volunteers and an ACP team to achieve specific system ACP goals.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications.
  • Experience documenting in an electronic medical record.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to health care providers, patients, patient’s family members and friends, customers, co-workers, community leaders via written and/or verbal communication.  

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 Bellingham, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Bellingham, WA, Cordata Building (207)
Job Category:  Professionals - Other
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $26.71, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support

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: Bellingham, WA || Professionals - Other || Full Time || STRAT GROWTH & INNOV

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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