A career in hospice is a different kind of nursing. We make every moment count for patients and families.

 

This is especially true for nurses who work in our inpatient hospice care centers. Our patients who are admitted to the hospice care center need assistance with symptoms severe enough that they cannot be managed at home. Inpatient hospice care involves expert symptom management for these patients in a homelike hospital setting, providing round-the-clock medical and nursing care to manage the difficult end-of-life symptoms. Specially trained staff and a volunteer team carry out an individualized patient-focused plan of care developed by the hospice team in collaboration with the patient, family and attending physician.

Working in inpatient hospice care means working in a hospital without the hospital pace.

Most nurses on a typical hospital floor are rushed, often caring for an extreme number of patients at once. With inpatient hospice care, nurses have the opportunity to work in a more homelike setting, often with considerably lower patient ratios. You work with a clinical team focused on the whole family, and your nursing care is supported by hospice physicians, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. This team carries out an individualized plan of care focused on what’s most important to each patient and family.

 

Are you ready for a nursing career that is rewarding and emotionally gratifying?

Are you ready to work in a setting that will allow you to help patients and their families navigate through a challenging time and provide comfort?  We are now hiring for nurses for both our inpatient unit at Saint Joseph Hospital and our care center located on the University of Kentucky campus.

To read more about these specific openings, please visit our Careers page, select 'Bluegrass Hospice Care Center' and 'Lexington', and click 'Search'.