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 202 matching Hospice Nurse jobs.

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Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice

  • Waterville, ME
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Days
Why choose Host Healthcare? Because a great Host provides a worry-free travel experience and always puts your needs first. Our passionate and transparent team members have made H ...
Travel
2 days ago

$5,040/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Colchester, VT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
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 ...
Travel
6 days ago

$4,875/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Colchester, VT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #733288. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Hospice Travel Nurse Assignment ...
Travel
13 days ago

$4,283/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Colchester, VT
    • 4x12 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Home Health Job ID #HH30145. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel

$4,200/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice

  • Rapid City, SD
    • 5x8 hrs
IDR Job ID #42455. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: SD- RN Hos ...
Travel
1 day ago

$4,200/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Rapid City, SD
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Location: Rapid City, SD Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Rapid City, SD! This is a full time travel contract positio ...
Travel
Today

$3,810/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Colchester, VT
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Days
TotalMed Job ID #745756. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Hospice Travel Nurse Assignmen ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,465/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice

  • Rapid City, SD
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #232407. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: SD- ...
Travel
Today

$3,456/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Troy, MI
    • 5x8 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Home Health Job ID #BS30126. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$3,304/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Colchester, VT
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #232070. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Regi ...
Travel
1 day ago

$3,217/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Fresno, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Home Health Job ID #CX30128. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$3,080/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Albuquerque, NM
    • 5x8 hrs
IDR Job ID #41124. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: NM - Hospi ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,800/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Charlotte, NC
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Nights
Location: Charlotte, NC Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Charlotte, NC! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
Travel
1 day ago

$2,616/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Greenville, NC
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Why choose Host Healthcare? Because a great Host provides a worry-free travel experience and always puts your needs first. Our passionate and transparent team members have made H ...
Travel
Today

$2,520/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • East Lansing, MI
    • 5x8 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Home Health Job ID #EC30126. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$2,352/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Waco, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Home Health Job ID #CX30127. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$2,240/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Fort Worth, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Home Health Job ID #CX30129. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$2,100/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Austin, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Home Health Job ID #CX30126. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$2,100/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • College Station, TX
    • 5x8 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Home Health Job ID #AC30130. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$2,100/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Flowood, MS
    • 5x8 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Home Health Job ID #AC30128. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$2,100/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Greenfield, IA
    • 5x8 hrs
Skyline Med Staff Home Health Job ID #GT30126. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
1 day ago

$1,960/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Kenosha, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006J5PxAAK. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted ...
Travel
1 day ago

$1,751/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Kenosha, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
Advantis Job ID #232220. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Hosp ...
Travel
1 day ago

$1,601/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Kenosha, WI
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Location: Kenosha, WI Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Kenosha, WI! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
Travel
1 day ago

$1,588/wk

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Hospice Nurse FAQs

What are the best agencies for Hospice Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Hospice Nurse jobs are AccentCare (40), Skyline Med Staff Home Health (39), and Advantis Medical (26).

How Much Do Hospice Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, January 27th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Hospice Nurse is $2,320, but can pay up to $5,040 per week.

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  • min - $1,382
  • avg - $2,320
  • max - $5,040

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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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Wethersfield, CT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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$2,604/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Wethersfield, CT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
Today

$2,604/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Wethersfield, CT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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Today

$2,604/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice

  • Lewistown, MT
    • 4x8 hrs
    • Days
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #209212. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 32 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
Today

$1,882/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Cheyenne, WY
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #209191. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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Today

$4,032/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice

  • Urbandale, IA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #208356. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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Today

$3,920/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Brattleboro, VT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Flexible
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #207060. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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Today

$3,528/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Springfield, VT
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Flexible
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #205696. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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Today

$3,920/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice

  • Barre, VT
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Flexible
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #202119. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
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Today

$3,755/wk

Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Abingdon, VA
    • 3x12 hrs
    • Days
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #198180. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
Travel
Today

$2,822/wk