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  • 264 new this week
  • up to $3,659/wk
  • $2,265/wk avg
  • 15 facilities
  • 45 agencies

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
    • 3x12 hrs
Travel
Today

$3,659/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Home Health Hospice

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multnomah, OR
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Travel
13 days ago

$3,502/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Carmichael, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,400/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center
  • Carmichael, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
Travel

$3,398/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Carmichael, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,346/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Waterville, ME
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
7 days ago

$3,312/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Carmichael, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Travel

$3,238/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Carmichael, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
Travel
7 days ago

$3,220/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Carmichael, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Flexible
Travel

$3,098/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Albany, OR
    • 5x8 hrs
Travel
7 days ago

$3,080/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Fresno, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Travel
4 days ago

$3,054/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Torrance, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
Travel
7 days ago

$3,024/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • San Diego, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
Travel
7 days ago

$3,024/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Alton, IL
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Evenings
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
8 days ago

$3,022/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Tukwila, WA
    • 4x10 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel

$3,007/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Rapid City, SD
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
3 days ago

$2,983/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Oklahoma City, OK
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
  • Referral Bonus
Travel
4 days ago

$2,968/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Fresno, CA
    • 5x8 hrs
Travel
7 days ago

$2,940/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Rapid City, SD
    • 5x8 hrs
Travel
7 days ago

$2,912/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Medford, OR
    • 5x8 hrs
Travel
7 days ago

$2,912/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Salem, OR
    • 5x8 hrs
Travel
7 days ago

$2,912/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN

  • Tukwila, WA
    • 5x8 hrs
Travel
7 days ago

$2,910/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Spearfish, SD
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Days
Travel
3 days ago

$2,906/wk

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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice

  • Waterville, ME
    • 5x8 hrs
    • Flexible
Travel
4 days ago

$2,893/wk

Travel Hospice Nurse FAQs

How much do travel Travel Hospice Nurse jobs pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Tuesday, December 6th 2022, the average weekly salary for a Travel Hospice Nurse is $2,265, but can pay up to $3,659 per week.

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  • min - $471
  • avg - $2,265
  • max - $3,659

What are the best agencies for Travel Hospice Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Travel Hospice Nurse jobs are Core Medical Group (105), Skyline Med Staff Home Health (49), and OneStaff Medical (35).

What is a Hospice Palliative Care Nurse?

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.

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.

What certifications are commonly held by Palliative/Hospice Care nurses?

Palliative/Hospice care nurses may hold Basic Life Support (BLS), Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN), Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse (CHPPN) or Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN), among others.

Which certifications are best for Hospice/Palliative Care nurses?

Some healthcare employers may prefer hospice palliative care nurse job candidates with Certified in Thanatology - dying, death and bereavement (CT) or AHNCC - Holistic Nurse-Board Certified (HN-BC), and some may even require specific professional certifications.

How does having a Certified in Thanatology - dying, death and bereavement (CT) increase my value as a Hospice/Palliative nurse job candidate?

Having a Certified in Thanatology - dying, death and bereavement (CT) validates your knowledge and skills as a hospice/palliative nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

How does having a AHNCC - Holistic Nurse-Board Certified (HN-BC) increase my value as a Hospice Palliative Care nurse job candidate?

Having a AHNCC - Holistic Nurse-Board Certified (HN-BC) validates your knowledge and skills as a hospice palliative care nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.

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