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Hospice and palliative care nurses are registered nurses who specialize in providing compassionate care for patients with life-threatening illnesses that may be terminal. Care goals focus on relieving symptoms, rather than curing disease, and ensuring the patient is kept as comfortable as possible. Working with terminally ill patients can be emotionally challenging, but it can also be the most rewarding career choice.

We currently have 161 matching Hospice Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Bay Shore, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
25 days ago
Location: Bay Shore, NY Setting: Hospice Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Bay Shore, NY! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$3,484/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fresh Meadows, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
25 days ago
Location: Fresh Meadows, NY Setting: Hospice Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Fresh Meadows, NY! This is a full time travel contract po ...
$3,082/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fresh Meadows, New York
Cross Country Nurses
3 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$3,025/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Woodbury, New York
Cross Country Nurses
3 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$2,975/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNSkyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Wenatchee, Washington
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
5 days ago
$2,940/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Bay Shore, New York
Cross Country Nurses
3 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$2,755/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Rutland, Vermont
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Rutland, VT Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Rutland, VT! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,680/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Rutland, Vermont
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Rutland, VT. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #608553 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$2,520/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Urbandale, Iowa
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Urbandale, IA Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Urbandale, IA! This is a full time travel contract positi ...
$2,412/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Urbandale, Iowa
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
$2,259/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Houston, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Houston, TX Setting: Hospice Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Houston, TX! This is a full time travel contract position. Req ...
$2,232/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN - COVID19Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN - COVID19
Glendale, California
Stability Healthcare
3 days ago
$2,136/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
OneStaff Medical
a day ago
$1,889/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Urbandale, Iowa
OneStaff Medical
3 days ago
A Hospice Nurse cares for patients at the end of their lives. Their main responsibility is to help people live as comfortably and independently as possible and with the least amoun ...
$1,838/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Anchorage, Alaska
Cross Country Nurses
3 days ago
The benefits of taking a travel nursing job with Cross Country Nurses include:Free Private Housing or Generous Housing Allowance Comprehensive Health Insurance with Prescription Co ...
$1,645/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNGifted Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
GIFTED Healthcare
Prairieville, Louisiana
Gifted Healthcare
2 days ago
GIFTED Healthcare
$1,600/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
GIFTED Healthcare
Prairieville, Louisiana
Gifted Healthcare
2 days ago
GIFTED Healthcare
$1,600/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Houston, Texas
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
$1,579/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Westminster, Maryland
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Westminster, MD. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #602500 Why choose Host Healthcar ...
$1,496/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Glendale, California
OneStaff Medical
3 days ago
A Hospice Nurse cares for patients at the end of their lives. Their main responsibility is to help people live as comfortably and independently as possible and with the least amoun ...
$1,423/wk
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What are the best agencies for Hospice Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Hospice Nurse jobs are Ardor Health Solutions (33), Host Healthcare (25), and TotalMed Staffing (22).

How Much Do Hospice Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Sunday, July 25th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Hospice Nurse is $1,989, but can pay up to $3,484 per week.

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  • min - $1,183
  • avg - $1,989
  • max - $3,484

What does a Hospice/Palliative Care nurse do?

Hospice and palliative care nurses often work together. However, hospice nurses provide care and comfort for terminally ill patients, while palliative care nurses focus on symptom control for patients with life-threatening, potentially terminal, illnesses. Both types of nurses provide hands-on patient care to ensure comfort and quality of life. 

The primary purpose of hospice and palliative care is to reduce or eliminate pain and other symptoms to create an environment that’s as free of discomfort as possible. They also provide emotional support to patients and their families, while educating everyone involved in various ways to manage symptoms and what to expect as symptoms progress. Other tasks may include:

  • Monitoring vitals to evaluate patients’ health

  • Helping patients adhere to medication schedules

  • Collaborating with patients’ family members and healthcare professionals

  • Assisting patients with mobility to encourage physical activity

  • Maintaining and monitoring medical equipment

  • Assisting with personal care needs

  • Helping families make end-of-life decisions

  • Offering bereavement support when illness results in death

How to become a Hospice/Palliative Care Travel Nurse

It’s possible to become a hospice or palliative care nurse with an associate degree in nursing, but some employers prefer candidates with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After completing a degree from an accredited nursing program, graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN exam, complete state licensing requirements to obtain RN licensure, and earn certifications in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support.

Earning the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse credential through the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center can help RNs advance their career in this specialty. Many travel hospice/palliative care nursing employers require one to two years of recent hospice experience.

Where do Hospice/Palliative Care nurses work?

Most acute care hospitals now have a full palliative care team and hospice is consulted and brought in if need be. Palliative care nurses may also work in acute care settings. Hospice care nurses may work in various settings, but hospice patients often prefer to receive care in their private homes when possible. Otherwise, hospice nurses may work in residential care institutions, such as nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and residential hospice facilities.

What skills make a good Hospice/Palliative Care nurse?

Hospice and palliative nurses are extremely skilled at pain management because it can be a fine line between alleviating pain and over-sedating a patient. They’re also skilled at recognizing and managing various other symptoms, such as dyspnea, anorexia, fatigue, delirium, nausea, and constipation. Skills in symptoms recognition and management should extend to emotional symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and fear.

Strong communication skills are the most important soft skills of good hospice and palliative care nurses. They especially need compassionate listening skills so patients can vent their uncertainties. Good written and oral communication skills also ensure information about treatment options and prognosis is accurately passed along.

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