Care Transitions Nurse

Gretna, Louisiana, United States Full-time

                                           Want to do the hardest work you'll ever LOVE?

                                                        Heart of Hospice is for you!


About Us

The mission at Heart of Hospice is to transform end of life care in the communities we serve. We provide a team approach to ensure our patients and their loved ones are given the best care possible. Our goal is to serve every eligible patient with the same care and compassion we would give to our own families.



Job Description Summary

  • Coordinates the care transition of the patient including gathering chart information.
  • Responsible for completing part or all of the admission process for hospice eligible patients.
  • Collaborates with referring and/or attending physician to ensure hospice eligibility.
  • Collaborates with referring and/or attending physician to establish the Plan of Care.
  • Provides daily GIP visit services or respite care when patient resides in the hospital.
  • Maintains patient clinical records according to hospice and hospital policy.
  • Assists in problem resolution with all personnel as well as families/patients/community.
  • Provides consistency, predictability and visibility in the hospital setting.
  • Provides education and in-services to hospital and hospice personnel.
  • Partners with the sales team to establish and maintain positive working relationships with current and potential referral and payer sources to bring a greater understanding of the hospice philosophy and support patients and families that desire our care and are eligible.
  • Assists in case management of patients outside of the hospital when requested.



  • Registered nurse with current licensure with no restrictions to practice professional nursing in the state.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a BSN degree is preferred
  • Previous experience in both the hospice and hospital setting preferred.



Why Should I Apply:

  • Excellent benefits
  • Competitive healthcare package
  • 401k match
  • Eligible for paid holidays and PTO from date of hire
  • Supportive team environment
  • Growth and advancement opportunities


Apply today to join our team in transforming end of life care in the Greater New Orleans area!

 Heart of Hospice is an Equal Opportunity employer.