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PeaceHealth RN - Hospice in Bellingham, Washington


PeaceHealth is seeking a RN - Hospice for a Part Time, Variable position. Hourly compensation starts at $35.48, more depending on experience.


This position is responsible for providing direct skilled nursing care and coordination/management of patients admitted to hospice/clinic services using considerable judgment and skill in making patient care decisions. Utilizes the professional healthcare process of assessment, problem identification/planning/intervention and clinical/goal outcome evaluation.


  • Perform initial evaluation of patient/home and apply admission criteria to determine if patient is safe candidate for home health/hospice services.

  • Provide skilled nursing care to patients and skilled education/instruction to patients and caregivers according to the home health/hospice plan of treatment.

  • Performs physical assessments, develops, coordinate, modifies and manages written individualized plan of care, as ordered by the primary physician, to meet patient’s long and short-term medical goals and appropriate/timely home hospice outcomes.

  • Develops and clinically manages the Home Health Aide’s care plan according to the patient’s evolving personal are needs.

  • Coordinates care, collaborates and communicates with other members of the interdisciplinary team to assure appropriate and smooth flow of care/services through the care continuum.

  • Performs discharge planning appropriately towards patient specific goals/outcomes and evaluate interventions and outcomes of patient care by reviewing long and short-term goals established in the plan of care.

  • Provide accurate, complete and timely clinical documentation in compliance with regulatory, quality and Agency guidelines.

  • Assist with the plan and implementation of family Bereavement services for the following patient death.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required. BSN preferred.


  • Minimum of one year of home health or hospice nursing experience required; hospice experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.


  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing.

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) required.

  • Valid driver’s license (OR, WA or AK as applicable) and proof of auto insurance required.


  • Basic computer skills including MS Office applications

  • Well organized, flexible and able to function independently

  • Cooperative working skills, leadership skills, and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of patients, families and staff.


Whatcom Hospice House:

  • Requires Food Handler’s Permit.

  • RN’s in Hospice are a part of the WSNA bargaining unit.

  • One year of RN experience required not limited to home health, hospice or inpatient.

  • For Hospice RN positions that will perform Charge Nurse assignments, one year of recent hospice nursing is required and previous Hospice Charge Nursing is preferred.


  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing over 80 lbs.

  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.

  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

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