Registered Nurse | Hospice

Full Time
Rate of payStarting at $38 per hour

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Pay is based off of experience


Do you have a passion for health care and a passion for life? If so, join the team that is committed to providing excellence in nursing and life-changing care! Horizon Home Health & Hospice is looking for hospice nurses in the Caldwell, Idaho area who are compassionate, have strong clinical skills and enjoy being a part of an amazing team. To learn more about Horizon Home Health & Hospice, please visit

Job Description Summary

The registered nurse case manager plans, organizes and directs hospice care and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience.  The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

Patient Care

1.     Completes initial, comprehensive and ongoing assessments of patient and family to determine hospice needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (es).

2.     Provides professional nursing care by utilizing all elements of nursing process.

3.     Assesses and evaluates patient’s status by:

A.    Writing and initiating plan of care

B.    Regularly re-evaluating patient and family/caregiver needs

C.    Participating in revising the plan of care as necessary

4.     Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.

5.     Develops a care plan that establishes goals, based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates palliative nursing actions.  Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.

6.     Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician in the physician’s plan of care.

7.     Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.

8.     Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.

9.     Assists the patient and/or caregiver/family with the activities of daily living, provision and education, and facilitates the patient’s efforts toward maintaining independence for as long as possible and optional comfort care.

10.  Adhering to the organization’s documentation and care procedures and standards of personal and professional conduct.

11.  Acts as Case Manager when assigned by Clinical Supervisor or designee and assumes responsibility to coordinate patient care for assigned caseload.


1.     Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes regarding patient’s condition and care given.  Records pain/symptom management changes/outcomes as appropriate.

2.     Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports changes in the patient’s condition; obtains/receives physicians’ orders as required.

3.     Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.

4.     Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate. Provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician and recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/caregivers.  Works in concert with the interdisciplinary group.

5.     Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.

6.     Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.

7.     Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice Interdisciplinary Group Members to meet the emotional needs of the patient and family/caregiver.

8.     Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.

The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Position Qualifications

1.     Registered nurse with current licensure to practice professional nursing in the state.

2.     Graduate of National League for nursing accredited school of nursing.

3.     Maintains a current CPR certification.

4.     Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.

5.     Minimum of two years’ experience, at least one of which is in the area of public health, home care, or hospice nursing is preferred.

6.     Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.

7.     Management experience not required.  Responsible for supervising hospice aides.

8.     Demonstrates excellent observation, problem solving, verbal and written communications; nursing skills per competency checklist.

9.     Shows ability to organize and prioritize workload independently.