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Travel Hospice Nurse Jobs

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 168 matching Hospice Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN - COVID19Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN - COVID19
Fresh Meadows, New York
Cross Country Nurses
25 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 ...
$3,370/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Hospice Care Network
Bay SHore, New York
TotalMed Staffing
9 days ago
$3,156/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fresno, California
Host Healthcare
16 days ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Fresno, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #515501 Why choose Host Healthcare? B ...
$3,024/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
Champaign, Illinois
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
3 days ago
$2,926/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNADN Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
OSF
Champaign, Illinois
ADN Healthcare
2 days ago
$2,817/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Laurinburg, North Carolina
Focus Staff
a day ago
$2,417/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fresno, California
OneStaff Medical
5 hours 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 ...
$2,326/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Bradford, Vermont
American Mobile Healthcare
a day ago
Job Description & RequirementsHospice and Palliative Care Nurse - (HPC RN)StartDate: 05/24/2021Available Shifts: 12 D/N Pay Rate: $2184.16 - 2407.03This outstanding unit is lo ...
$2,295/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Santa Rosa, California
Host Healthcare
a day ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Santa Rosa, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #538306 Why choose Host Healthcare ...
$2,013/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
San Marcos, Texas
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
a day ago
$2,000/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Laurinburg, North Carolina
OneStaff Medical
a day 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 ...
$1,975/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
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
2 days ago
Location: Monongahela, PA Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Monongahela, PA! This is a full time travel contract po ...
$1,969/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Mary Washington Hospital
Fredericksburg, Virginia
TotalMed Staffing
7 hours ago
$1,901/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Sacramento, California
Focus Staff
a day ago
$1,836/wk
Travel contract
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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
a day ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Westminster, MD. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #514379 Why choose Host Healthcar ...
$1,663/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Amedisys Hospice of Pennsylvania
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
TotalMed Staffing
2 days ago
$1,569/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Adventist Health Home Care & Phoenix Hospice Services Mendocino County
Willits, California
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
$1,499/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Sacramento, California
OneStaff Medical
a day 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 ...
$1,340/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Nashville, Tennessee
American Mobile Healthcare
3 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsHospice and Palliative Care Nurse - (HPC RN)StartDate: 05/31/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1205.58 - 1328.59Home Health company seeks high ...
$1,267/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Denver, Colorado
American Mobile Healthcare
3 hours ago
Job Description & RequirementsHospice and Palliative Care Nurse - (HPC RN)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1143.09 - 1259.73Facility LocationWith its friendly ...
$1,201/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 Host Healthcare (27), Ardor Health Solutions (26), and TotalMed Staffing (22).

How Much Do Hospice Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, May 14th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Hospice Nurse is $1,814, but can pay up to $3,370 per week.

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  • min - $1,105
  • avg - $1,814
  • max - $3,370

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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Need for nurses in Indiana during pandemic raises their prospects for higher pay

Posted on Nov 25, 2020
Indiana’s rise in cases means there is a need for traveling nurses here in Indiana. In fact, Hundreds of those positions are open across the state right now. News8 David joining us now. The president of Indiana’s hospital association said increasing hospitalizations are putting a strain on hospitals which creates staffing shortages in Indiana and…

Day in the Life: COVID-19 ICU Nurse

Posted on Nov 11, 2020
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Host Healthcare
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Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Portsmouth, VA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #535075 Why choose Host Healthcare ...
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Plains, Montana
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16 days ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Plains, MT. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #547827 Why choose Host Healthcare? B ...
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