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Good Shepherd Community Care Per Diem Nurse in Newton, Massachusetts

Per Diem Nurse

Job Details

Job Location

Main Office - Newton, MA

Position Type

Per Diem

Job Category

Health Care

Recently named by The Boston Globe as one of theTop Places to Work in Massachusetts, our community based, mission-driven hospice and palliative care organization seeks a per diem Registered Nurse to join its expanding clinical team. Travel is required for this position. Care is provided in patient's private homes and residential facilities throughout Greater Boston and parts of Metrowest.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team by providing clinical assessments of patients’ ADLs, and patient’s functional, psychological, and environmental needs. Implements and monitors aspects of patient care including managing discomfort and symptom relief.

  • Utilizes specialized nursing skills and agency resources related to end-of-life care in accordance with the Nursing Care Coordinator’s plan of care and in accord with Good Shepherd’s policies and quality assurance guidelines.

  • Consult with and educate patients and families about disease process, self-care techniques, end-of-life, and the processes for dealing with issues of ethical concern.

  • Consult, collaborate, and coordinate patient care with various health care facilities and professional health care providers. Inform physicians and other personnel of changes in patient’s needs and outcomes of interventions.

Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Massachusetts

  • Sensitivity and understanding of end-of-life issues

  • Experience in community health, hospice, oncology or related field preferred.

  • Must have demonstrated skills in assessment, pain management, and symptom control

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Exceptional communication skills

As long you have the relevant licensure/certifications, we encourage all interested and qualified candidates to apply.

Good Shepherd Benefits:

  • Competitive Rates

  • 403(b)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Partnership with Regis College for reduced tuition rates



Employment Type:

Per Diem

Job Functions:

Healthcare Provider

About Us:

Good Shepherd Community Care is one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Founded as Hospice of the Good Shepherd in 1978, we are the original Massachusetts hospice. After decades of caring for our community, we continue to remain an independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization. Good Shepherd believes in the importance of mutual respect and acceptance and values diversity in our patients, families and caregivers, employees, volunteers, community, and partner organizations. We are committed to these values and honor the dignity of each individual through the care, support and education we provide. Our team members benefit from a collaborative work environment in a welcoming office, easily accessible to I-95, with on-site parking in Newton.