FT & PT Hospice Admissions RN - Open for Immediate Hire!
at Houston Hospice

Date Posted: 9/28/2021

Job Description

Hospice Admissions Registered Nurse

Summary: Provides information about hospice services to potential patients and families; admits patients to the program and completes admissions paperwork; completes comprehensive nursing assessment, initial plan of care and implementation of interventions.


  • Communicate with staff, physicians, referral sources and prospective clients regarding hospice services and appropriate admission criteria.

  • Handle initial physical and emotional assessment of the patient/family upon admission and reviews the hospice concept with them.

  • Develop a detailed, written POC for each patient admitted in conjunction with the IDG, patient, family and attending physician.

  • Explain to patient and family what items hospice pays including a review of the medications list.

  • Instruct patient/family about appropriate techniques for care of the patient.

  • Complete all consents and legal documents accurately and concisely.

  • Communicate with PCM, patient DME, HHS and medication needs.

  • Establish the Home Chart with appropriate documents.

  • Communicate to the IDT report on new admissions and prioritizes needs.

  • Participate in orientation of staff and continued education of medical students, nursing students, and other health care professionals including community as appropriate.

  • Assist with routine visits if no admissions are scheduled for the day.

  • Document professionally, accurately, timely and according to established standards.

  • Rotate on-call duties as assigned.

  • Understand and adhere to organizational privacy practices and compliance programs.

  • Assists in providing service that fosters the organization’s mission, values, vision and goals.

  • Perform other job related duties as required and/or requested by management.

Hospice Admissions Registered Nurse

Job Requirements


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current Texas license as a Registered Nurse.

  • Current certification in basic life support.

  • Excellent organizational skills to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.

  • Effective interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Ability to accommodate multi-faith beliefs and backgrounds of patients/families.

  • Ability to function as part of interdisciplinary team.

  • Ability to travel to multi-work locations during workday.

  • Must have reliable, insured vehicle and valid Texas Driver’s license.

  • 1 year hospice, med-surg, oncology or homecare experience (Required)

Hospice Admissions Registered Nurse


Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time/Part-Time
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Type: Nurse
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/28/2021

About Us

Founded in 1980, Houston Hospice is a leader in hospice care for people of all ages. We are Houston's oldest, largest, independent hospice and we are proud to be a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that is community-based and community-supported.

Headquartered in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Hospice's service area is covered through three strategically located offices to serve a ten-county area. We believe no one should live in pain or in fear of being alone. Teams of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, counselors and trained volunteers provide physical, emotional and spiritual support in homes, assisted living facilities, and in our Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center located in the Texas Medical Center. Teams work with primary care physicians, patients and families to identify goals and create a unique plan of care for each patient. We offer educated counsel and compassionate support and bereavement counseling to loved ones and family members.

Houston Hospice is an in-network provider for most insurance companies and is licensed by Medicare and Medicaid. Houston Hospice is a member of the Texas Medical Center, Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance and the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization. Houston Hospice is accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and by Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc (CHAP). CHAP accreditation publicly certifies that an organization has voluntarily met the highest standards of excellence for home and/or community-based health care.

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