St. Joseph Health Nursing Manager - Palliative Care, Full Time, Day, 8 Hours in Apple Valley, California

At St. Mary Medical Center providing compassionate care to patients and their families is a sacred responsibility. That is why we seek those who share our passion for treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

JOB SUMMARY: The Manager of Palliative Care functions as administrative leader, educator and clinician. Leadership involves coordination of services between interdisciplinary team members, program development and management. The Manager of Palliative Care has expertise in symptom management, communication and end of life care, as well as integrative medicine. Works with nurses, physicians and hospital staff to provide excellent care for patients and their loved ones who are facing complex medical issues; focus is on symptom management, communication, and advocating for patient’s and family goals in relation to health care. The Manager of Palliative Care supports holistic nursing and develops/maintains integrative medicine program utilizing massage therapy, aroma therapy, energy medicine, Healing Touch, music therapy, pet therapy and other integrative modalities to promote the wellness of body, mind and spirit for patients, loved ones, nurses, hospital staff, physicians and volunteers.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) obtained with five (5) years of hire date. Experience: One year of palliative care and/or end of life experience. Registered nurse with five years experience in acute care License / Certification: RN LicenseCurrent BLS for Healthcare ProviderCertified End of Life Nursing Education Consortium trainer within one year of accepting position.National certification in palliative care within two years of accepting position through NBCHPN (National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses).


In addition to being and awarded Top Work Places, St. Mary Medical Center offers generous medical, dental, and vision premiums for caregivers and their eligible dependents.

Health: Medical - Cigna HMO and POS plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, Employee Assistance Program

Wellness: Retirement – 401(K), Paid-Time Off - Based on employment status of FT, PT, PD and years of service, Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, optional Pre-Paid Legal Plan

Professional Advancement: Individual career development plans, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, motivating managers

Established in 1956, St. Joseph Health, St. Mary, is a 206-bed acute care facility celebrating more than 55 years of healing in the High Desert.St. Mary is home to the High Desert's only comprehensive cardiovascular surgery program. St. Mary is also home to a da Vinci Surgery System, making the Medical Center the first provider of robotic surgery in the High Desert.St. Mary Medical Center's dedication to serving the Victor Valley has remained intrinsic to its core values of Hospitality, Dignity, Justice, Service, and Excellence.The Medical Center is fully accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).St. Mary Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.In addition to federal law requirements, St. Mary Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.