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.

Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse Salary

According to 2020 PayScale salary data, palliative care nurses in staff positions earned an average salary of $76,500, while a hospice RN earned $66,873. In a 40-hour work week, this works out to about $1,471 weekly and $36.76 hourly for palliative nurses and $1,286 weekly and $32.15 hourly for hospice nurses.

Travel hospice/palliative care nurses can expect to earn more with an average gross weekly salary of $1,639 recorded by NurseFly in 2019. This salary includes taxed pay, but it may also include tax-free pay for housing and meal stipends when a travel nurse can claim a permanent tax home.

We currently have 78 matching Hospice Nurse jobs.

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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
OSF Home Health Ottawa
Ottawa, Illinois
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$2,658/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Presence Home Care Urbana
Champaign, Illinois
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$2,425/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Springfield Health Center
Springfield, Vermont
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$2,316/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Athens, Georgia
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 5 hours ago
Location: Athens, GA Setting: Hospice Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Athens, GA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements include, but ...
$2,132/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Barton Memorial Hospital
South Lake Tahoe, California
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$2,107/week
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center
Redwood City, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing · posted 17 hours ago
$2,106/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$2,104/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Little Company Of Mary Hospital
Oak Lawn, Illinois
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,889/week
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
La Mesa, California
Accountable Healthcare Staffing · posted 17 hours ago
$1,879/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Newnan, Georgia
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 5 hours ago
Location: Newnan, GA Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Newnan, GA! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements include, ...
$1,866/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Franklinton, North Carolina
Ardor Health Solutions · posted a day ago
Location: Franklinton, NC Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Franklinton, NC! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirement ...
$1,866/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Fort Worth, Texas
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 2 days ago
Location: Fort Worth, TX Setting: Hospice Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Fort Worth, TX! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements incl ...
$1,866/week
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Ardor Health Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Prattville, Alabama
Ardor Health Solutions · posted 2 days ago
Location: Prattville, AL Setting: HOME HEALTH Employment Type: Traveler Hospice - Hospice to join our travel team in Prattville, AL! This is a full time travel contract position. Requirements ...
$1,866/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Amedisys Hospice Franklinton
Franklinton, North Carolina
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,703/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Amedisys Home Health of Athens
Athens, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing · posted 21 hours ago
$1,689/week
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TotalMed Staffing
Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Amedisys Hospice Care Of Newnan
Newnan, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,689/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Amedisys Home Health of Athens
Athens, Georgia
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,689/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
Waukesha, Wisconsin
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,602/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
Hospice And Community Care
Rock Hill, South Carolina
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,592/week
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Travel Nurse RN - Hospice Palliative Care RN
VCU Medical Center Main Hospital
Richmond, Virginia
TotalMed Staffing · posted a day ago
$1,432/week
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What are the best agencies for Hospice Nurse jobs?

The agencies on NurseFly that currently have the most Hospice Nurse jobs are Ardor Health Solutions (31), SSM Health (23), and TotalMed Staffing (13).

How Much Do Hospice Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on NurseFly as of Friday, January 22nd 2021, the average weekly pay for Hospice Nurse jobs is $2,114, but can pay up to $3,605 per week. In 2021, Hospice Nurses jobs on Nursefly paid a gross average weekly pay of $1,746 per week working an average of 36 hours per week. This includes non-taxable compensation like living stipends, meal stipends, and housing which add up to an average value of $985 per week.

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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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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…

Can I be a Travel Nurse as a New Grad?

Posted on Oct 16, 2020
It’s a very good question to ask: can you be a travel nurse as a new grad. At the end of the day, probably not. Unfortunately, new graduate nurses don’t make the best travel nurses due to lack of experience. It can be an uncomfortable experience for both the traveler and the facility staff. Most facilities…

Burlington, Vermont: Travel Nurse Guide

Posted on Oct 12, 2020
Vermont is one of the smallest states in the U.S, but also one of the most beautiful and enjoyable places to live. All four seasons offer something special, highlighted by stunning scenery throughout the state. Burlington, Vermont is a city of approximately 43,000 residents, located at the northern edge of the state, bordering Canada. The…

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