Hospice Registered Nurse





$48 - $50/hr



Our mission is to provide Catholic home hospice care, support, and education that honors the dignity of each person we serve.

Job Summary: Provision of nursing care to hospice patients in coordination with the interdisciplinary team (IDT) that is consistent with the goals, definitions, philosophy, and mission of our Catholic Hospice. All nursing care, as approved by patients’ primary physicians or the hospice medical director, includes hospice referrals, patient admissions, physical assessments, symptom management, and emotional support. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Appropriately evaluates the patient, initially and periodically throughout care.
  • Participates as requested on Inter-disciplinary Team (IDT).
  • Develops and implements appropriate treatment programs to address problems identified; develops realistic personal goals with patient; re-evaluates, sets new goals and adjusts care accordingly in consultation with physician or intermediate care provider.
  • Advises, consults, and instructs on treatment or procedures, and supportive activities to patients, family members and other hospice team members.
  • Provides dietary counseling.
  • Observes, records and reports to physician and/or supervisor, patient’s reaction to treatment, patient’s progress, and any changes in patient’s condition.
  • Assists patients and family with community resources needed to adjust to physical, psychological, and social limitations.
  • Coordinates other service team members, both in formal and informal care conferences, to assure sufficient flow of information to support care of patient, including change in condition.
  • Informs patients, family, and physician verbally and in writing as needed regarding plan of care, progress, or changes.
  • Provides accurate and timely documentation of care in accordance with agency policy and pay source requirements.
  • Meets regulatory agency and/or pay source requirements regarding patient care.
  • Effectively manages a caseload as established by agency.
  • Participates, as requested, in orientation of new staff, in-service education, continuing education, utilization review and QAPI programs.
  • Uses hospice approved software to enter evaluations and visit documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications/Education Required:

  • Licensed in Colorado as a Registered Nurse without stipulations.
  • Experience of a minimum of two (2) years as an RN in a hospice experience or similar healthcare environment is required.

Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, professional journals, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to read and interpret physicians’ orders and notes from other caregivers as well as respond to them verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to effectively present information to patients, employees and community. 
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to improvise in a home setting.
  • Ability to send/receive emails and use the internet for research and informational purposes.
  • Ability to use computer for communication and documentation purposes.
  • Ability to use independent judgment to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Skill to attend to and prioritize multiple, time-sensitive tasks.
  • Knowledge of hospice care practice, communication skills, and case management.
  • Basic knowledge of Windows operating system and ability to advance computer skills as required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the public, and supervisors.

Special Requirements: 

  • Current BLS
  • Drug and TB screening upon hire
  • Proof of current COVID-19 vaccination or approved Medical or Religious exemption.
  • Possession of a valid state Driver’s License with reliable transportation and applicable car insurance.

 Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to regularly sit, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, walk, balance, crouch, crawl, push, pull, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. 
  • Ability to frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel. 
  • Ability to occasionally climb.
  • Ability to occasionally use the sense of smell. 
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 100 pounds.
  • Ability to use close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • Ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: 

  • The work environment is highly variable, as care is provided in private homes.
  • Lighting, acoustics, air quality, temperature, and environmental hazards are not predictable when treating patients in their home environment. 
  • The work environment is highly variable, and employees are occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, household pets/animals, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals when providing care or assessment in a private home.  
  • The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate.


  • The employee is required to travel frequently to complete agency business. 


  • Benefits for full-time employees (>32 hours/week): Health Insurance (Aetna): Dental Insurance (Delta Dental); Vision (VSP). Health, Dental, and Vision insurance premiums for full-time employees are paid at 100% by the agency for employees and at 75% by the agency for spouses and dependents. Additional benefits include FSA, Short and Long-term Disability, Life Insurance; 403b investment/retirement plan; Accrued PTO, and 8 Paid Holidays.

Salary:  $48  – $50 hourly, commensurate with experience.

Contact: Please send resume and direct questions to goodwork@solrcc.com or submit resume at solrcc.com/opportunities

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