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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 159 matching Hospice Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN - COVID19Cross Country Nurses
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN - COVID19
Fresh Meadows, New York
Cross Country Nurses
a month 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 ...
$3,370/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Hospice Care Network
Bay SHore, New York
TotalMed Staffing
12 days ago
$3,156/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN - COVID19
Bay Shore, New York
Cross Country Nurses
an hour 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 ...
$3,110/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fresno, California
Host Healthcare
19 days ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Fresno, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #515501 Why choose Host Healthcare? B ...
$3,024/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Sunnyvale, California
Host Healthcare
19 days ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Sunnyvale, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #488096 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$2,646/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNHost Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Anchorage, Alaska
Host Healthcare
3 days ago
Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Anchorage, AK. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #534882 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$2,520/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNTotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Socorro General Hospital
Socorro, New Mexico
TotalMed Staffing
3 days ago
$2,380/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
Fresno, California
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 ...
$2,326/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
Socorro, New Mexico
Ardor Health Solutions
2 hours ago
Location: Socorro, NM Setting: Hospital Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Socorro, NM! This is a full time travel contract position. Re ...
$2,315/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Mary Washington Hospital
Fredericksburg, Virginia
TotalMed Staffing
3 days ago
$1,901/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
Sacramento, California
Ardor Health Solutions
an hour ago
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in SACRAMENTO, CA! This is a full time travel contract posi ...
$1,876/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNFocus Staff
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Charlotte, North Carolina
Focus Staff
an hour ago
$1,728/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Charlotte, North Carolina
Focus Staff
an hour ago
$1,728/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
Columbus, Ohio
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 ...
$1,586/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Carolina Caring
Newton, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing
3 days ago
$1,584/wk
Travel contract
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Newton, North Carolina
Focus Staff
3 days ago
$1,564/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
Sacramento, California
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 ...
$1,340/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNAmerican Mobile Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Nashville, Tennessee
American Mobile Healthcare
3 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsHospice and Palliative Care Nurse - (HPC RN)StartDate: 05/31/2021Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1205.58 - 1328.59Home Health company seeks high ...
$1,267/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Denver, Colorado
American Mobile Healthcare
3 days ago
Job Description & RequirementsHospice and Palliative Care Nurse - (HPC RN)StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 8 D Pay Rate: $1143.09 - 1259.73Facility LocationWith its friendly ...
$1,201/wk
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View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RNOneStaff Medical
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Newton, North Carolina
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 ...
$1,164/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 Host Healthcare (28), Ardor Health Solutions (27), and TotalMed Staffing (22).

How Much Do Hospice Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Monday, May 17th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Hospice Nurse is $1,799, but can pay up to $3,370 per week.

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  • min - $1,105
  • avg - $1,799
  • max - $3,370

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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Posted on Feb 20, 2021
One of the biggest benefits of travel nursing is being able to move around freely and explore the country, often making significantly more money than you would as a staff nurse. Travel nursing pay is often based on demand for nurses, and travel nurses need to decide if you are willing to be flexible with…

Need for nurses in Indiana during pandemic raises their prospects for higher pay

Posted on Nov 25, 2020
Indiana’s rise in cases means there is a need for traveling nurses here in Indiana. In fact, Hundreds of those positions are open across the state right now. News8 David joining us now. The president of Indiana’s hospital association said increasing hospitalizations are putting a strain on hospitals which creates staffing shortages in Indiana and…

Day in the Life: COVID-19 ICU Nurse

Posted on Nov 11, 2020
As the nation’s daily count of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we are again seeing a major demand for nurses and travel nurses in facilities across the country. For some of us, we have experienced this public health catastrophe in waves, while others have been working COVID crisis contracts since March. Either way, nurses have…

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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Bay SHore, New York
TotalMed Staffing
12 days ago
$3,156/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fresno, California
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19 days ago
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$2,035/wk
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Registered Nurse - Hospice position in Willits, CA. If you are interested in this position, please contact your recruiter and reference Job #534939 Why choose Host Healthcare? ...
$3,276/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN - COVID19
Woodbury, New York
Cross Country Nurses
5 months 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 ...
$3,330/wk
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN - COVID19
Woodbury, New York
Cross Country Nurses
a month 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 ...
$3,360/wk
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TotalMed Staffing
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Woodbury, New York
TotalMed Staffing
a month ago
$3,337/wk
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Woodbury, New York
TotalMed Staffing
a month ago
$3,336/wk
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