Hospice Float RN - Fargo Area

Hospice of the Red River Valley   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on July 5, 2024
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Position Summary

Provision of nursing care to hospice patients in coordination with the interdisciplinary group (IDG) that is consistent with the goals, definitions, philosophy, and purpose of Hospice of the Red River Valley. All nursing care, as approved by patients' primary physicians or the hospice medical director, including hospice referrals, patient admissions, physical assessments, symptom management and emotional support.

This position will support and float from the Fargo office to the surrounding areas. Flexibility is essential to this role, with the typical shift working 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. These hours can be flexed anywhere between the hours of 8 am to 9 pm, based on need. Will work an occasional weekend and one (1) holiday per year.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conducts hospice referrals and accurately completes admission paperwork/consents.
  • Conducts hospice initial assessments at the time of admission.
  • Assesses the patient's/family's needs on an ongoing basis while hospice care is being provided through comprehensive assessment updates.
  • Develops a plan on care in collaboration with the patient/family, facility staff as applicable, and the hospice IDG that identifies needs, expected outcomes, and interventions for each patient/family.
  • Maintains an individualized, up to date care plan that reflects the care being provided to patients/families.
  • Completes and locks documentation on the same day as the contact/communication occurs as per the Medical Records Documentation policy.
  • Implements and utilizes physician orders accurately and effectively.
  • Utilizes levels of care appropriately and shows responsibility for adhering to the Levels of Care policy.
  • Teaches patient/family in areas related to caregiving and in preparation for death as reflected in documentation.
  • Patient care updates are relayed to patient care teams at the end of each working day.
  • Completes RN duties for assignments in various teams: triage, referral/admissions, Referral/Admissions Coordinator, Home team, Hospital Team, Nursing Home Team, Green, Blue, and Purple teams.
  • Accurately uses expense reports for mileage charged to other team accounts.
HRRV offers a robust benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, short-term and long-term disability, and a generous time off package.

HRRV has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Pay Range: $33.66 - $50.49 with additional opportunities for monthly bonus based on performance and standards.

Expectations of all HRRV Employees

Support the mission, vision and values through unequaled quality patient care, professional competence, collaboration, communication, innovation, accountability, ownership and provide support to the entire agency regardless of their primary office location.

Hospice has HEART

Honor - I accept the honor of service to hospice patients, families, and communities.

Excellence - I strive for excellence in my work, as we stand on hallowed ground.

Attitude - I choose a positive attitude at work.

Respect - I treat people with the same respect I wish to be given.

Teamwork - I value everyone's contribution in delivery of care, operation of the organization and stewardship of our resources.


  • Minimum of RN degree; BSN preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a hospital staff nurse and/or minimum of two years of experience in health care.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, counseling, and teaching skills
  • Flexibility in scheduling; team player
  • Familiarity with principles related to dying and death strongly preferred
  • Experience as a hospice nurse preferred.
  • Familiarity with basic computer functions
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations Required
  • Current state RN licensure in North Dakota and Minnesota (or willing to obtain dual licensure following offer acceptance)
  • Current drivers license and auto insurance