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 345 matching Hospice Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNCross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Colchester, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
4 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 ...
$4,735/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Phoenix, Arizona
Host Healthcare
17 days ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Phoenix, AZ. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #809409 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$4,309/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Phoenix, Arizona
OneStaff Medical
4 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 ...
$4,109/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RNOloop Health
Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RN
Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota
Oloop Health
2 days ago
Oloop Technology Job ID #203954. Pay package is based on None hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,960/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RNSynergy Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fargo, North Dakota
Synergy Medical Staffing
2 days ago
Synergy Medical Staffing Job ID #203954. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,920/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ethos Medical Staffing
2 days ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #8. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$3,686/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNSkyBridge Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Flagstaff, Arizona
SkyBridge Healthcare
a day ago
HCHB Experience Required Arizona or Compact Licensure Required
$2,904/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Vancouver, Washington
Ethos Medical Staffing
2 days ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #0. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,893/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Eugene, Oregon
Ethos Medical Staffing
2 days ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #8. Pay package is based on 10 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,893/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Buckhannon, West Virginia
Focus Staff
2 days ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C8VcAAK. 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 ...
$2,543/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Knoxville, Tennessee
Focus Staff
10 hours ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000004C2KcAAK. 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 ...
$2,493/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Miles City, Montana
Stability Healthcare
16 hours ago
Stability Job ID #262313. 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: Hos ...
$2,475/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNtrustaff
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
St Marys, Pennsylvania
trustaff
a day ago
Hospice RN for a 13-week travel contract.Hospice Registered Nurses provide hands-on patient care to terminally ill or dying patients to ensure comfort and quality of life in their ...
$2,360/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Nashville, Tennessee
SkyBridge Healthcare
21 hours ago
SkyBridge Healthcare Job ID #3. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,300/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Nashville, Tennessee
TotalMed Staffing
16 hours ago
TotalMed Job ID #690989. 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 ...
$2,298/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNEthos Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Petoskey, Michigan
Ethos Medical Staffing
2 days ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #4. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$2,028/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fort Worth, Texas
Focus Staff
a day ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IDbLAAW. 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 ...
$1,933/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fort Worth, Texas
Ethos Medical Staffing
a day ago
Ethos Medical Staffing Job ID #7. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined.
$1,843/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Cody, Wyoming
Focus Staff
a day ago
Focus Staff Job ID #a1q4w000006IDbzAAG. 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 ...
$1,802/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RNAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RN
Harrisonburg, Virginia
American Mobile Healthcare
2 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Home Health- Hospice - (HH RN)StartDate: 12/13/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1685.34 - 1857.31Sentara Home Care Service ...
$1,771/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RN
Newport News, Virginia
American Mobile Healthcare
2 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Home Health- Hospice - (HH RN)StartDate: 12/13/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1685.34 - 1857.31Home Hospice RN needed fo ...
$1,771/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Barre, Vermont
American Mobile Healthcare
2 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Hospice and Palliative Care - (HPC RN)StartDate: 12/06/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1645.94 - 1813.89Required Qualifi ...
$1,729/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Cody, Wyoming
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 ...
$1,601/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RNAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RN
Houston, Texas
American Mobile Healthcare
2 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Home Health- Hospice - (HH RN)StartDate: 12/13/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1326.68 - 1462.05Required QualificationsHo ...
$1,394/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RNAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RN
Albuquerque, New Mexico
American Mobile Healthcare
2 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Home Health- Hospice - (HH RN)StartDate: 12/13/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $953.70 - 1051.01This hospital was voted #1 ...
$1,002/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 AccentCare (67), American Mobile Healthcare (39), and Skyline Med Staff Home Health (39).

How Much Do Hospice Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Friday, December 3rd 2021, the average weekly salary for a Hospice Nurse is $2,321, but can pay up to $4,735 per week.

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  • avg - $2,321
  • max - $4,735

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 Palliative Care RN
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Abingdon, Virginia
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Richland, Washington
American Mobile Healthcare
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Job Description & RequirementsRegistered Nurse – Hospice and Palliative Care - (HPC RN)StartDate: 11/15/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1071.16 - 1180.46Case Manager. Ho ...
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Columbia, Missouri
American Mobile Healthcare
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Knoxville, Tennessee
Focus Staff
4 days ago
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$2,493/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RN
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Ardor Health Solutions
4 days ago
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ardor Health Solutions
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