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Hospice Admissions RN, Salem, OR

Organization: Willamette Valley Hospice
Category: Nurse
Location: Salem, OR
Date Job Posted: July 14, 2020
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Willamette Valley Hospice

Hospice Admissions RN, Full-Time

As an Admissions RN, you will act as a bridge between referral sources, patients and their families, and Willamette Valley Hospice staff. You will help families experiencing the difficulty in realizing their loved one is nearing the end of their life. The comfort, compassion, teaching, and empowerment you provide can help hospice patients and their families make the best decision for their final months in order to maximize their quality of life. We are looking for hospice nurses that want to use their passion and expertise as part of a team to provide the best care possible for hospice patients.

This position requires the following full-time, 40 hour weekly schedule: Monday thru Friday, varied hours.

Essential Duties

  • Coordinate the admission of patients to WVH programs by working with facility, hospital, transport, patients, families and WVH staff
  • Use your teaching skills to empower family caregivers as you explain hospice services and WVH programs to help them identify their options for care to optimize quality of life
  • Fully use your professional nursing skills and training, including critical thinking, teaching and assessment skills as you provide admission services to patients, families and caregivers in their own homes, the hospital and facilities
  • Provide caring, professional nursing services, working as part of an team to meet the holistic needs of the patient and their family/caregivers
  • Provide timely documentation and communication of discharge plan
  • Act as a liaison between community referral sources, patients/family members, and WVH staff


  • Current Oregon RN license
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and certification as Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse preferred
  • Minimum of two years of recent clinical experience as RN. We prefer experience in hospice and/or home health
  • Current CPR certification
  • Possess excellent clinical nursing skills, superior ability to problem-solve, and commitment to continued learning and skill improvement
  • Ability to excel in high-stress situations and manage multiple priorities
  • Computer competency and electronic medical record experience a must.
  • Ability to regularly walk bend, stoop, kneel, push, pull, grasp, reach, handle, and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Current Oregon driver’s license, dependable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance

Our Commitment to Our Full-Time Staff

  • Health and Life benefits
  • 401k Plan
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid Time Off
  • Comprehensive, 4-6 week orientation
  • A challenging and rewarding career with autonomy and flexibility
  • Ongoing education and support

Willamette Valley Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals who are legally eligible to work are encouraged to apply

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