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 287 matching Hospice Nurse jobs.

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Dallas, Texas
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$38-43/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Peoria, Illinois
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Moline, Illinois
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Des Moines, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Des Moines, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Waterloo, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Waterloo, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Des Moines, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Des Moines, Iowa
Focus Staff
7 hours ago
$26-46/hr
Permanent position
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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
7 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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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Colchester, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
7 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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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Colchester, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
7 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 RNOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Waterville, Maine
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 ...
$4,319/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Hospital
Fargo, North Dakota
Oloop Health
17 days ago
$4,200/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Host Healthcare
6 hours ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Chadds Ford, PA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #689589 Why choose Host Healthcar ...
$1,587/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fishersville, Virginia
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 ...
$1,396/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 (58), Ardor Health Solutions (45), and Focus Staff (38).

How Much Do Hospice Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, October 19th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Hospice Nurse is $2,339, but can pay up to $4,735 per week.

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  • avg - $2,339
  • 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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OneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Torrance, California
OneStaff Medical
21 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 ...
$2,355/wk
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Roanoke, Virginia
OneStaff Medical
21 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 ...
$1,668/wk
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Albuquerque, New Mexico
TotalMed Staffing
18 days ago
$1,864/wk
Travel contract
AccentCare
Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Texas Home Health
McKinney, Texas
AccentCare
a month ago
AccentCare, Inc.® is a national post-acute healthcare provider with 45 years of industry experience. We thrive on providing patient-centric care and a warm and personalized experie ...
$39-45/hr
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Laurinburg, North Carolina
OneStaff Medical
16 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 ...
$2,411/wk
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AccentCare
Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
AccentCare Fairview
Bloomington, Minnesota
AccentCare
18 days ago
AccentCare, Inc.® is a national post-acute healthcare provider with 45 years of industry experience. We thrive on providing patient-centric care and a warm and personalized experie ...
$27-43/hr
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Access Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Johnston Memorial Hospital
Abingdon, Virginia
Access Healthcare
14 hours ago
$3,283/wk
Travel contract
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Monument Health
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Access Healthcare
14 hours ago
$4,256/wk
Travel contract
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Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice
Barre, Vermont
Access Healthcare
14 hours ago
$4,378/wk
Travel contract
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Bradford Team
Bradford, Vermont
Access Healthcare
14 hours ago
$4,104/wk
Travel contract