Typically, a Hospice Nurse does not provide the same type of services as other registered nurses because of the fact that they work at a hospice. Their basic job is to provide comfort to patients in their last days.
If you are a hospice nurse, you may want to add “compassionate care” to the list of skills that you possess when writing your resume. Emphasize on your core competencies and relevant achievements in your resume in order to make it effective.
Here is a sample of a great resume for a hospice nurse.
Helen Green, R.N.
761 Remsen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 25343
(910) 920-9300, Email
Committed professional who has a thorough understanding of the hospice philosophy of care and values.
8+ years’ experience in providing exceptional care to critically ill patients. Compassionate nature with a special ability to provide spiritual, psychosocial and emotional support to culturally sensitive patients. Exceptionally skilled in assessing patients’ physical condition and developing relevant care plans. Hands-on experience in instructing primary caregivers to provide care as indicated. A team-player who is talented in educating patients and families.
|● Maintaining comfort and quality of life
● Palliation of symptoms
● Compassionate communication
● Patient/family needs identification
● High ethical standards
|● Health assessment
● Anatomy and physiology
● Stress management
● Emotional and physically stable
• Awarded Top Hospice Nurse title following provision of exceptional and supportive work to the facility
• Conducted exercises designed to achieve “feel good factor” for the residents on the road to “end of life” care
Brooklyn Hospice – Brooklyn, NY | Feb 2011 – Present
• Assess patients and devise treatment methods designed to reduce pain and discomfort
• Coordinate care efforts amongst volunteers and home care aides
• Communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals
• Seek input from other sources regarding care plans and implementation procedures
• Supervise and document patient condition
• Obtain physical and psychological data that may affect family health status
Pathways – Sunnyvale, CA | May 2008 – Feb 2011
Hospice Nursing Aide
• Provided personal care, companionship and support services to patients
• Assisted in preparation of patient care plans
• Assisted patents in feeding, bathing, toileting, skin and nail care, oral hygiene, and ambulation
• Monitored vital signs
• Communicated with family members regarding patient condition
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
BS in Nursing, City University, Brooklyn, NY – 2010
CPR and First Aid Certification (current)
New York RN Licensure – 2009
• Excellent decision making, organization and time management skills
• Good understanding of medical terminology
• Excellent communication skills with pleasant demeanor