- The Hospice Nurse provides nursing care to hospice patient and/or family at the Good Shepherd Hospice Inpatient Center, focusing on symptom management, pain control and emotional support. The quality of care provided will be consistent with the Standards of Practice determined for the Hospice Program and Hospice plan of care. Must have the ability to exercise independent judgment, nursing judgment, self initiative and ability to prioritize crisis and care issues. Must have the ability to teach basic nursing care to patients, families, and Home Health Aides. Must have sensitivity to the particular needs of patients / families facing terminal illness and the ability to assess their needs and to plan care to meet these needs. Must demonstrates ability in electronic medical record, paper record and interface with hospital electronic programs.