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Hospice In Patient RN

Hospice House


Address   Franciscan Health
    8414 Franciscan Lane
    Indianapolis, IN 46237

Hours  Days/Evenings; Days/Nights; Evenings; Evenings/Nights; Multiple Shifts Available

Calendar  PRN (As Needed)

Education Associates Required


RNs ready to care for the whole person


Our Hospice Nurses care for patients at the end of their lives. Their main responsibility is to help people live as comfortably and independently as possible and with the least amount of pain, in their final days. One of the largest parts of being a Hospice Nurse involves helping patients, and their families, feel more comfortable about death and providing them with the emotional support they need. Our RNs go beyond that and care for the patient’s mind, body and spirit while supporting their families and caregivers as well. 

Are you a nurse with the calling to assist patients in the most critical days? Can you support patient needs and help families as needed? Do you have empathy and compassion only a hospice nurse can have? Let us show you a way to put all these skills to work. 

  • Function as a patient advocate.
  • Practice nursing according to Franciscan Alliance and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
  • Collaborate with patients and their families, as well as members of a multidisciplinary team, to ensure optimal patient outcomes and enhancement of the patient experience.
  • Assess, collect, and analyze comprehensive objective, subjective, psychosocial, and cultural data pertinent to patient condition to determine the nursing diagnosis, patient needs and plan of care.
  • Develop an appropriate plan of care based on objective and subjective data, observations, and communications from patient and family and continuously review and revise the plan of care as patient condition warrants.
  • Prioritize and implement the identified plan, coordinate care delivery, employ interventions to improve patient outcomes while providing a safe, respectful, and ethical practice environment.
  • Evaluate the individualized plan of care and progress towards attainment of outcomes in collaboration with patient/family utilizing available data/resources.
  • Communicate timely changes in patient’s assessment and ongoing reassessment to providers that warrant consideration and/or a change in the plan of care.
  • Promote patient independence by establishing patient care goals, teaching patients, friends, and families to understand the condition, medications, and self-care skills.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment by handling and clearing instruments, equipment, and supplies in accordance with infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements as per manufactures instruction or calling for repairs when required. 
  • Prior experience in Acute Care, Long Term Care and/or Hospice Care.
  • Knowledge and skills to care for specific age groups under his/her care.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Show sincere interest in others and their concerns.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment.
  • Knowledge of common diagnostic procedures.
  • Familiar with the dying process and sensitive to loss and grief, death.
  • Handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Understanding of Hospice admission and care criteria and Hospice regulations.
  • Make decisions and use judgement in ambiguous situations.
  • Manage conflict and tactfully handle complaints and difficult situations.
  • Quality improvement processes. 
  • Solve problems by analyzing information and using logic to address issues and problems.



1-3 Years Experience

License(s): Registered Nurse


Travel: Never or Rarely



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