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Beth Israel Lahey Health Hospice Admissions RN in Woburn, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:


Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Job Description:

The Hospice Admission Nurse plans and delivers appropriate palliative & hospice care to patients through assessment, intervention, implementation, and evaluation while effectively interacting with patients, family members/significant others, and interdisciplinary team members to maintain standards of professional nursing and clinical competency.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Determine the appropriateness of referrals, coordinate and conduct

hospice pre-admission activities;

• Describe and explain hospice services to a potential patient/family and

elicit response(s) to questions regarding patient/family attitude(s) toward

hospice care, physical and psycho/social/emotional status in order to put

the patient and family at ease about choosing hospice and fully inform

them about the program;

• Gather pertinent information necessary for admission;

• Speak to patient/family about insurance coverage and financial obligations,

using knowledge of hospice fees, cost and reimbursement sources;

• Promote hospice services to ensure appropriate referrals to hospice

program to discharge planners, physicians, other health care providers and

referral sources;

• Manage care of patients, coordinate all services and facilitate

communication between all providers.

• Provide skilled nursing care and prescribed treatments to patients and

families in their home.

• Maintain productivity expectations.

• Provide documentation of services utilizing problem-oriented record.

• Plan for continuity of care with nursing team members, patient, family, and

other disciplines.

• Use opportunities for teaching nursing care, comfort measures and health

practices to the patient, families and others.

• Instruct and supervise care given by the Home Health Aides.

• Communicate and coordinate with other health and social agency

personnel to assist in planning, implementing, evaluation service to the

patient and family;

• Complete Hospice Item Set (HIS) time points. Accept accountability

for patient satisfaction scores and quality of care outcome measure


• Initiate the plan of care, as assigned, and make necessary revisions as

patient status and needs change;

• Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician;

• Counsel the patient and family in meeting patient needs related to physical,

emotional, and spiritual needs;

• Provide information to the patient and family regarding the dying process

and expectations.

What You'll Need:

• BSN strongly preferred.

• Current valid license to practice as a registered nurse in Massachusetts.

• Current Basic Life Support Certification

• Valid Massachusetts driver’s license

• 1+ year of recent professional nursing experience

• Hospice or end of life care experience preferred.

What You'll Get:

• A highly competitive salary & benefits package, including generous PTO,

403(b), and tuition reimbursement;

• A reasonable geographic territory with strong clinical support resources;

• A highly inclusive, diverse team that values the input of all staff to provide

excellent patient care.

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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