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Registered Nurse (RN) - Home Hospice

Olathe, Kansas

Job ID: R-35137

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Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.


Job Summary

Job ID: R-35137 Job Type: Full time Location: Olathe, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Hospice RN utilizes the nursing process to coordinate the interdisciplinary approach to patient care for her/his team of patients. He/she promotes continuity through communication of the patient's plan, condition and progress toward outcomes. The Hospice RN participates in and demonstrates effective education and support for patients and their families to meet their physiological, psychological, and spiritual needs. He/she practices within the boundaries of the Kansas Nurse Practice Act, specialty standards, and organizational/departmental policies and procedures.


  • Consistently meets work schedule.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking utilizing all aspects of the nursing process in all aspects of patient care (Assessment, Diagnosis, Plan, Intervention, Evaluation).
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients, caregivers and staff. Specific emphasis on education of O2 safety and smoking precautions to our families.
  • Teaches patient and family caregivers appropriate medication for palliation, according to plan of care. Administers medications which provide optimum comfort and monitor effectiveness of medications. Notifying physician of needs to change meds for unmet goals or drug interactions.
  • 1.Completes clinical procedures effectively (per OMC policy), utilizing products and equipment appropriately.
  • 2.Effectively assesses and manages pain and other end of life symptoms.
  • 1. Provides appropriate patient/family teaching regarding end-of-life care, using resources available.
  • 2. Delegates appropriately according to task situation, level of expertise and functions as an independent and supportive team member.
  • Coordinates patient care though effective and professional communications with physicians, nursing and ancillary staff in timely manner. Provides updates to on-call nurse and makes arrangements with other staff to cover a visit if needed. Participates in weekly IDT meetings.Documents accurately and timely according to agency policy.
  • Establishes therapeutic and caring interpersonal relationships with patients/families. Recognizes need to ask for help in establishing boundaries.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and involvement in ongoing performance improvement activities.
  • Professional role model; acts as preceptor/mentor for new employees and students. Participates in community education and memorial services.Takes a leadership role in building and maintaining an environment where all team members thrive.
  • Identifies areas for professional growth, i.e. sets goals and implements plan, participates in professional association.Seeks out additional learning for professional growth.


  • 2 Year / Associate Degree
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Previous Healthcare Experience
  • Active Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in accordance with the Kansas Nurse Licensure Compact
  • Healthcare Provider CPR – (American Heart Association or American Red Cross ONLY)


  • 4 Year / Bachelors Degree
  • 1 - 3 Years Hospice and/or homebased health care delivery

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital. Riley Ferree, RN


  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(a)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

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