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 267 matching Hospice Nurse jobs.

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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Texas Home Health
Amarillo, Texas
AccentCare
19 hours ago
***$10,000 Sign-On Bonus***AccentCare is looking for passionate clinicians committed to delivering exceptional care in the home.We are committed to quality patient outcomes deliver ...
$31-35/hr
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
AccentCare Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota
AccentCare
2 days ago
Hospice Triage Registered Nurse RN WeekendsIn Office Phones Only Minneapolis, MN - No VisitsFull-Time and PRN AvailableAccentCare is looking for passionate clinicians committed to  ...
$27-43/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
AccentCare Fairview
Princeton, Minnesota
AccentCare
2 days ago
Hospice RN Registered Nurse Admissions3 - 12 Hours shifts - Chisago & Princeton, MN Locations$7,500 Bonus Package AccentCare, Inc.® is a national post-acute healthcare provider ...
$27-43/hr
Permanent position
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice Palliative Care RN
AccentCare Fairview
Chisago, Minnesota
AccentCare
2 days ago
Hospice RN Registered Nurse Admissions3 - 12 Hours shifts - Chisago & Princeton, MN Locations$7,500 Bonus Package AccentCare, Inc.® is a national post-acute healthcare provider ...
$27-43/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
16 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
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Colchester, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
16 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
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Colchester, Vermont
Cross Country Nurses
16 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
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
Waterville, Maine
OneStaff Medical
21 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 ...
$4,319/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RNBestica
Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice Palliative Care RN
Rapid City, South Dakota
Bestica
a day ago
Travel Registered Nurse (Bilingual): Critical Care 13-Week Assignment Night Shift: 12-hours Bestica facility is seek experienced travel Registered Nurses for a Critical ...
$3,979/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fargo, North Dakota
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 ...
$3,299/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
Bay Shore, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
15 hours 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. ...
$2,852/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Frederick, Maryland
TotalMed Staffing
17 hours ago
$2,850/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNPremier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Alton, Illinois
Premier Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$2,717/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Alton, Illinois
OneStaff Medical
2 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 ...
$2,511/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Roanoke, Virginia
TotalMed Staffing
19 hours ago
$2,105/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fort Worth, 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 ...
$1,839/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNAccountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Roanoke, Virginia
Accountable Healthcare Staffing
18 hours ago
$1,794/wk
Travel contract
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNArdor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Woodbury, New York
Ardor Health Solutions
15 hours ago
Location: Woodbury, NY Setting: Hospice Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Woodbury, NY! This is a full time travel contract position. R ...
$1,785/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
Lynchburg, Virginia
Host Healthcare
2 days ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Lynchburg, VA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #660071 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$1,764/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNPremier Medical Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Peroria, Illinois
Premier Medical Staffing
7 hours ago
$585/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 AccentCare (54), Ardor Health Solutions (46), and Skyline Med Staff Home Health (27).

How Much Do Hospice Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Wednesday, October 27th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Hospice Nurse is $2,276, but can pay up to $4,735 per week.

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  • min - $585
  • avg - $2,276
  • 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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