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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 231 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
a month 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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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNSkyline Med Staff Nursing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fresno, California
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
a day ago
$3,360/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNKPG Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Sacramento, California
KPG Healthcare
15 days ago
$3,250/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Sacramento, California
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
a day ago
$3,248/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Santa Maria, California
Skyline Med Staff Nursing
2 days ago
$3,248/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Roseburg, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
a day ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$2,947/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 RNCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Coast Medical Service
21 hours ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience in specialty
$2,358/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNSharp Nursing Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Rutland, Vermont
Sharp Nursing Medical Staffing
a day ago
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$2,300/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
Scottdale, Pennsylvania
Ardor Health Solutions
21 hours ago
Location: Scottdale, PA Setting: Hospice Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Scottdale, PA! This is a full time travel contract position. ...
$2,232/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
Garner, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions
a day ago
Location: Garner, NC Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Garner, NC! This is a full time travel contract position. R ...
$2,232/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Helena, Montana
Focus Staff
18 hours ago
$2,167/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
Red Lodge, Montana
Ardor Health Solutions
3 hours ago
Location: Red Lodge, MT Setting: OUT PATIENT Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Red Lodge, MT! This is a full time travel contract positi ...
$2,050/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNJackson Nurse Professionals
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jackson Nurse Professionals
2 hours ago
$1,972/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fort Stockton, Texas
Focus Staff
a day ago
$1,920/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Kirkland, Washington
Host Healthcare
21 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Kirkland, WA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #601333 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$1,904/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
$1,798/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fresno, California
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
$1,626/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fort Stockton, Texas
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 ...
$1,605/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Scottdale, Pennsylvania
TotalMed Staffing
a day ago
$1,577/wk
Travel contract
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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 Skyline Med Staff Nursing (38), Ardor Health Solutions (30), and Host Healthcare (28).

How Much Do Hospice Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Thursday, August 5th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Hospice Nurse is $2,081, but can pay up to $3,484 per week.

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  • min - $520
  • avg - $2,081
  • 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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