Hospice Nurse Job Description

Hospice Nurse Job Description

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Hospice nurse provides care and services in accordance with the requirements of various third party payor sources, Medicare and Medicaid.

Hospice Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective hospice nurse job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included hospice nurse job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Travel throughout your work day to multiple locations which may include private residences, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
Provides effective communication to patient/family, team members, physicians, and other health care professiona
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care needs for the patient and their family utilizing the resources of the organization and community
Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to promote patient and family choice, assure continuity of care, and enhance the quality of life of dying patients
Demonstrate critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work under minimal supervision
Coordinates annual competency sessions to ensure professional staff remains in compliance (eg
Work under physician direction to complete medical requirements while coordinating a whole person plan of care
Be accountable for direct and indirect quality care for patients of all ages
Provide care according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act
Must be available to cover On-Call

Hospice Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Hospice Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, ACLS, IV, ENPC, TNCC, PALS, BCLS, C.H.P.N

Education for Hospice Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the hospice nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing, Science, School of Nursing, Education, Associates, Graduate, Nursing Program, Healthcare, Patient Care, Health Care

Skills for Hospice Nurse

Desired skills for hospice nurse include:

Assisted living
Experience with caring for the geriatric patient
Medicaid and other regulatory requirements
Medicare reimbursement and coding for all levels of service – home
Nursing home
Office
Care coordination
Conditions of Participation
Disease progression
Local Coverage Determinations under the Medicare Fiscal Intermediary and CHAP Skills

Desired experience for hospice nurse includes:

Prescriptive authority in the State of Virginia (optional)
National Hospice & Palliative Care certification preferred
Two years of experience as an registered nurse in a clinical care setting, home health preferred
Must be willing to obtain RI license
2 years Experience as a registered nurse in a clinical care setting, hospice or home health preferred
1 year of current Medicare home healthcare experience

Hospice Nurse Examples

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Hospice Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a hospice nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for hospice nurse
  • Contributes to the design and content of l required or mandatory education
  • Ensures required educational records are being maintained in partnership with department leadership
  • Provides phone triage during regular business hours for the patient/family/caregiver consistent with the plan of care
  • Completes, maintains, and submits record of phone communication and activities in EMR
  • Performs short evaluation of the patient situation to estimate severity of illness and/or injury including learning about chief complaint and, as possible, obtaining vital sign and mental status information
  • Utilize EMR algorithms that imitate clinical logic and thought patterns, confers with physician as needed
  • Be accountable for direct and indirect quality care for patients and families of all ages, according to the individualized needs of the patient
  • Coordinate patient care activities with other members of the healthcare team in a collegial relationship to promote patient comfort and peaceful death
  • Collects, records, and analyzes assessment data such as patient health data, diagnosis, responses and problems, vital signs, imaging and lab results
  • Monitors and evaluates the patient's responses, documents interventions, evaluates, and revises the plan of care as necessary
Qualifications for hospice nurse
  • Enjoy working with the senior population
  • One (1) year nursing experience in a Medicare certified Home Health or Hospice agency
  • 2 years of professional nursing (RN) experience
  • Current driver's license and regular access to an insured vehicle
  • Professional nursing (RN) experience in hospice and end-of-life care
  • Must have a valid driver's license and regular access to an insured automobile
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Hospice Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of hospice nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for hospice nurse
  • Provides direct patient care to an assigned group of patients, demonstrating effective judgement, critical thinking, time management and work prioritization skills when providing care
  • Prescribes and assesses the effects of medications, procedures, and treatments
  • Communicates effectively with the Medical Director, department manager, patient physician, interdisciplinary team, patients and families
  • Assesses patient metrics and performs telehealth visits as needed
  • Performs comprehensive palliative care assessments
  • Performs assessment for the face to face 180 recertification of existing hospice patients as directed by the Medical Director/Hospice Manager
  • Provides advanced care planning to all patients including the explanation and discussion of advance directives
  • Performs General Inpatient hospice visits as directed by the Medical Director/hospice manager
  • Provides clinical education/training to the organizations employees as requested
  • Provide direct and indirect quality care for patients and families of all ages, according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act
Qualifications for hospice nurse
  • Prior Nurse Practitioner experience, preferred
  • Must have the ability to communicate verbally with employees, physicians and other outside professionals effectively
  • At least one year in Hospice or Palliative care
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in acute or sub-acute care
  • Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state of Arizona
  • Understands hospice philosophy & regulatory guidelines and has a passion for impacting the lives of others
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Hospice Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a hospice nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for hospice nurse
  • Work under the direction of the Hopsice Clinical Supervisor and on order of the physician to be accountable for direct and indirect quality care for patients and families of all ages
  • Communicate effectively with physicians, patients, families and other disciplines
  • Work under the Hospice Clinical Supervisor, and on order of the physician
  • Accepts professional development as an integral part of nursing practice
  • General Inpatient Patient care
  • In this role, you will assess patients for the general inpatient level of hospice care
  • You will communicate effectively with the hospital staff to provide high quality patient care and educate them, as needed, about hospice general inpatient requirements
  • You will work with patients and families to discuss the benefits of hospice, admit patients to hospice and work with discharge planners, as appropriate, to determine what care can be managed at home
  • All GIP nurses are responsible for floating as needed to other hospitals within the northern part of the system
  • Work under the direction of the Hospice Clinical Supervisor and on order of the physician, provides direct and indirect quality care for patients and families of all ages, according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act
Qualifications for hospice nurse
  • Practical experience in internal medicine, geriatrics, or oncology preferred (experience appropriate to complex case management with issues of aging)
  • Nurse Practitioner license in State of Virginia
  • 1 year of recent experience in Hospice
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation that is insured in accordance with OR and/or company's requirements
  • 1 year nursing experience in a Medicare certified Home Health or Hospice agency
  • Currently licensed as an LPN or LVN in Wisconsin
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Hospice Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of hospice nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for hospice nurse
  • Work under the direction of the Hospice Clinical Supervisor and on order of the physician is accountable for direct and indirect quality care for patients and families of all ages, according to the individualized needs of the patient, following the nursing process and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act
  • Manages practice of professional nursing and delivery of nurse care on assigned department
  • Collaborates with liaison departments in maintaining patient care standards, identifies and resolves issues affecting the delivery patient care services
  • Develops quality initiatives and implements policies and procedures to insure efficient and effective delivery of health services
  • Develops and maintains patient care standards through continuous quality improvement
  • Oversees documentation accuracy
  • Manages of operation of department
  • Provides direction and supervision, evaluates performance, conducts selection and termination process, and develops strategic plans
  • Participates in the development of orientation program and holds all staff accountable for responsibilities as identified by their job description
  • Oversees orientation of new personnel
Qualifications for hospice nurse
  • Possess valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and access to an automobile
  • Experience in Palliative Care and/or Hospice Care preferred
  • Cell phone, computer skills
  • Uses a wide variety of technical equipment to meet patient needs and prescribed medical therapies
  • Two (2) years experience in hospice care at home preferred
  • Experience in pain and symptom management, working with stressful patient/family/home situations, provision of emotional support
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Hospice Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of hospice nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for hospice nurse
  • Provide leadership in care coordination at IDG, demonstrating expertise in the function of a Nurse Practitioner
  • Holds staff accountable for completion of mandatory yearly requirements
  • Participates in departmental committees/projects as appropriate
  • Work under the direction of the Hospice Clinical Supervisor
  • Lead in the development of standards of nursing care and nursing policies.Identify, communicate and respond to meet the learning needs of nursing staff
  • Responsible for the development, management and administration of all aspects of the home care and hospice programs, assuring quality of care consistent with regulatory, compliance and organization policy
  • Plan, organize and direct clinical staff in the delivery of quality care in conformance with regulations, organization standards and licensing requirements
  • Assure that client/staff are matched to needs and clinician skills
  • Perform/ensure continuing review of charts, clinical staff visit slips, and time documentation for conformance to regulations, organization standards and licensing requirements
  • Remain available to clinical staff after hours for concerns/questions
Qualifications for hospice nurse
  • Experience in staff development, education, or precepting nurses and other clinicians
  • Master's Degree in Nursing, Education or related field preferred
  • At least 2 years of med surg and/or long term care experience preferred
  • IV certification a plus and experience with the management of Central line preferred
  • At least 2 years of med surg and/or long term care experience required
  • Ability to adjust the message to the audience as appropriate

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