Adventist Health System Registered Nurse - Full Time Hospice - Day Shift (9am - 9pm) in Altamonte Springs, Florida


Hospice of the Comforter is the community, locally owned non-profit Hospice organization. The team here is dedicated to bringing mission-focused, faith-based care to residents of Seminole, Orange, and Osceola counties. Hospice of the Comforter is an equal opportunity employer and a Drug Free and a Tobacco Free workplace.

Hospice of the Comforter, with administrative offices located North of Orlando in Altamonte Springs, is seeking a full time Registered Nurse (RN) who is responsible for:

  • Visiting patient homes and providing after hours nursing services to Hospice of the Comforter patients through scheduled and unscheduled visits.

  • Responds to patients’ emergencies, assess patients’ condition.


  • Full Time - 36 hours/week - Includes 3, 12 hour shifts, 9:00am - 9:00pm.

  • Every-other Weekend Required.


  • Works outside normal business hours and during early morning hours to respond to patient emergencies.

  • Works from home and responds to orders from Triage Nurse to complete nursing visits by traveling to patient residence location to assess patient condition based on emergency or urgent needs.

  • Assesses patient condition and need for immediate care due to fall or other traumatic event. Communicates condition to Triage and/or Case Management staff, and receives and follows instructions.

  • Performs nursing procedures as instructed or indicated, such as insert catheters, feeding tubes, and if credentialed, administer intravenous medications.

  • Educates the patient’s family and other caregivers on hospice care and what services will be provided to the patient.

  • Coordinates patient needs for medications and/or medical equipment with the Triage Nurse and may deliver patient supplies, and pick up and deliver new prescriptions from the pharmacy to patient.

  • Communicates pertinent patient and employee information to interdisciplinary teams and Patient Care Managers on a daily basis.

  • Consults the Triage Nurse or on-call Nursing Manager regarding unusual situations and potential risk management issues, and confers with before initiating Crisis Care or approving General Inpatient (GIP) status.

  • Completes all documentation regarding patient contact activities timely, and ensures accuracy and completion.



  • Associates Degree is required.

  • A Bachelors of Science in Nursing is preferred

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred


  • Minimum of 3 years Registered Nurse experience is required.

  • Home health, acute care and triage nursing experience is preferred

Additional Requirements:

  • A clear/active Florida RN license is required

  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing (CHPN) certification is preferred

  • Knowledge of how to use an Electronic Medical Record is preferred


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Job: Nursing

Primary Location: US-FL-Altamonte Springs

Organization Hospice of the Comforter

Schedule Full-time

Shift Day

Job Level Staff / Associate

Education Level Associate's Degree

Travel Yes, 75 % of the Time

Job Posting Dec 6, 2018, 2:08:19 PM

Req ID: 274089

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.