Admissions Nurse (RN)

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States | Full-time


The Admissions Nurse is an integral part of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team and is responsible for the need’s assessment and admission of eligible patients that desire our care. Hours for this position is from 10am-6pm

Nothing inspires a person more than bringing care and coordination to patients and their families who are facing end of life care.  We offer a supportive work environment where faith, excellence, compassion, respect and integrity are an essential part of our company culture.  Make a difference in patients’ lives today, as well as in your own career. Come grow with us. 

 About Us:

Heart of Hospice was founded in 2007 and currently provides care to patients via 17 agencies throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Mississippi. We provide excellent training, innovative technology, competitive benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow.  Be a part of the team that is transforming end of life care.

The Position:

The Admissions Nurse conducts informational and needs assessments to determine eligibility and identify hospice needs. Communicates with the referring and/or attending physician regarding hospice eligibility and coordinates with Hospice Staff and Vendors to ensure patients’ needs. Develops a care plan that establishes goals as well as ordering of medications, DME and supplies related to the plan of care. Teaches the patient and family/caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate, Works with staff members of IDT to ensure collaboration of the patient’s Plan of Care.   Acts as a liaison with community referral sources, physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes to bring a greater understanding of the hospice philosophy and support to patients and families.

The Requirements:

  • Must be a licensed Registered Nurse in good standings with no restrictions in the state
  • Two (2) years’ experience in healthcare, with at least one of which is in the area of public health, home care, or hospice experience preferred
  • Current CPR certification
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to address common concerns and overcome objectives

Why Should I Apply:

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


Heart of Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer