Hospice Acute Care RN

Portland, Oregon
Home Health, Hospice, ICU / CCU
Contract Type
Part Time

The Legacy nursing philosophy focuses on patients and their families. Our nurses embody this philosophy in everything they do, as advocates, communicators, problem-solvers and caregivers. Their expertise is sought after and respected by our health care team. In short, they are the face of wellness at Legacy. Does this sound like an environment in which you could thrive? If so, we invite you to consider this opportunity.

Legacy Hospice Services provides adults, children and their families with high-quality, compassionate home-based care in the Portland metropolitan area and communities throughout the Willamette Valley. 

Legacy Hospice also provides care in residential or assisted living settings, adult foster homes and nursing care facilities. 


The RN performs professional community health nursing visits and services for terminally ill patients and their families. Provides pain and symptom management appropriate to the patient needs.  Member of the Hospice Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT), coordinates/ assists in the implementation of the plan of care for the terminal patient and their family/caregiver.  Completes nursing assessment and provides palliative treatment and symptom management.  Responsibilities may include making initial visits to admit patient, initiating and contributing to the revision of the hospice plan of care. Preparation of timely clinical documentation.  Participation in IDT and case conferencing as appropriate and contributing to the coordination of services to the patient.


Education:  As required by licensure.  BSN or degree in progress strongly preferred. BSN may be required for specific assignments; experienced RNs without a BSN may be hired based on clinical experience with approval of the site CNO.

Experience: One-year registered nursing experience or completion of either the Legacy Health RN Residency program or a nursing residency program that is equivalent in content, curriculum and duration.

Hospice experience or one year medical/surgical acute care or long-term skilled nursing experience preferred.


Working knowledge of and the ability to apply the basic principles and techniques of community hospice nursing in a variety of home settings.

Must possess excellent clinical nursing skills and be able to utilize problem-solving techniques.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional groups, volunteers and the general public.

Must possess excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing.

Keyboard skills and ability to navigate electronic systems applicable to job functions.


Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled


Current applicable state RN license required; AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.  Valid driver’s license; Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) from the National Board for Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN) preferred.


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