Hospice Nurse Job Description

Hospice Nurse Job Description (JD)

  • Collaborate with physicians and other professionals to plan care
  • Make frequent visits to the patient to evaluate their condition
  • Provide support and comfort according to individual patient’s needs
  • Work with caregivers to plan and execute excellent patient care
  • Help in administering medication
  • Alleviate sudden symptoms of the disease’s end phase
  • Notify a doctor for a patient’s condition when deemed necessary
  • Assist patients and their families with paperwork
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Help relatives cope with the upcoming loss and provide post-mortem support


Requirements

  • Proven experience as hospice nurse or registered nurse
  • Knowledge of nursing care processes and medication guidelines/side-effects
  • Committed to safety precautions and high ethical standards
  • Proficient in English
  • Sound judgement and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and a compassionate nature
  • Cool-tempered and patient
  • Emotional/mental stability and stamina
  • Formal nurse training; certification as hospice nurse is a plus
  • Current CPR certificate