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Category: Licensed Practical Nurses
Facility: PCU Surprise
Department: Inpatient Services
Schedule: Full Time 32-40 hrs/week
Shift: Night Shift
Hours: 7p - 730p
Job Details:

Hospice of the Valley is a national leader in hospice care and has been serving the Phoenix metropolitan area since 1977.  A mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, Hospice of the Valley employs compassionate, skilled professionals who are committed to excellence, enjoy teamwork and contribute daily to our mission and culture of caring. Team members experience a friendly, supportive atmosphere, leadership support, autonomy, flexibility and the privilege of doing meaningful, rewarding work.


Position Profile

Hospice nurses in palliative care units serve patients whose symptoms can't be managed at home and patients who need respite care while the family caregiver is away. Nurses educate patients and families about the disease process, help manage and control pain and other symptoms and offer solace to those in distress. They are part of the interdisciplinary inpatient hospice team that supports people at critical junctures in their lives, always making a difference. Our Surprise Palliative Care (inpatient) Unit is a beautiful 18-bed facility located in Surprise, AZ.



§          Develops and maintains therapeutic relationships.

§          Provides accurate observation of patient needs.

§          Provides quality nursing care.

§          Provides effective pain/symptom management.

§          Promotes patient safety. 

§          Provides effective patient/family/caregiver teaching.

§          Supports the death/dying process.

§          Collaborates in providing patient care.

§          Creates timely and accurate documentation.

§          Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently.

§          Adheres to scope of practice/HOV standards and facilitates continuously improved processes/services.

§          Maintains and enhances professional skills. 

§          Adheres to high standards of personal and professional conduct.


Minimum Qualifications

§          Graduate of accredited school of nursing.

§          Current Arizona LPN licensure in good standing.

§          Minimum one year of recent experience in medical, surgical or critical care as a professional nurse.

§          Strong clinical assessment skills.

§          Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

§          Solution driven, creative and resourceful problem solving skills.

§          Ability to manage time well and perform assigned duties with attention detail, accuracy and follow-through.

§          Proficient computer skills.


Preferred Qualifications

§          Previous hospice or oncology experience.

§          Knowledge of the death/dying and bereavement process.

§          CHLPN certification.


Hospice of the Valley offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include medical, dental and vision plans, generous paid time off, a matching 401k, tuition assistance, an award winning wellness program and a host of employee recognition and rewards. Employees also receive comprehensive orientation, training and resources.


Hospice of the Valley is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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