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Hospice RN
Columbia, MD

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Hospice Nurse

We are seeking for a compassionate Hospice Nurse to provide care and support to terminally ill patients. Your calm and attentive presence, expert administration of care, and unwavering spirit of compassion creates a bond to the patient and that invites comfort and peace throughout the end-of-life journey.

 

A Hospice Nurse – RN believes in the importance of building relationships, and is ready to make a difference.

 

Hospice Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating on terminally ill patients’ care with physicians, social workers, chaplains, nursing assistants, and other stakeholders.
  • Preparing and adjusting patient care plans as needed.
  • Frequently visiting patients to monitor vital signs and physical comfort levels.
  • Performing prescribed treatments and administering pain management medications.
  • Informing physicians about changes in patients’ conditions.
  • Providing loved ones and primary caregivers with patient care information, end-of-life education, and emotional support.
  • Maintaining and updating medical charts, patient files, and health records.
  • Notifying attending physicians, hospice staff members, and family members of patients’ deaths when they occur.
Advising grieving family members on coping techniques, counseling services, and available community resources.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree, preferred
  • Registered Nurse license required
  • Minimum one year of experience
  • Previous experience in hospice, home health, general medical surgical or patient population specific (i.e.: geriatrics, pediatric, etc.) nursing.
  • Willingness to serve on-call
  • Must have reliable transportation & valid driver’s license


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