Palliative Care RN

Location: Woburn, MA
Job ID: 169227-1A
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome To Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home. Our team provides high-quality home care and hospice services by partnering with physicians, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities to provide specialized care to patients in the comfort of their own home. Our team of nurses, therapists (physical, occupational, and speech), medical social workers, and home health aides work together to devise and implement a compassionate care plan that is expressly tailored for each patient.

About the Job

The Palliative Care Nurse provides consultative care services to palliative care patients with serious or life limiting illnesses with a focus on providing goals of care conversations and assisting patients in meeting those goals. Because these patients have a serious or life limiting illness, there will be a strong emphasis on communication and coordinating with the palliative team, other medical providers involved in the patient’s care, with hospitals, family members and caregivers.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Registered Nurse from a Graduate of National League for Nursing accredited school of nursing.
  • BSN strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certification & Registration:

  • Current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license


  • Minimum one-year recent professional nursing experience required.
  • 1-2 years of Hospice or end of life care experience strongly preferred.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Must be sensitive to the needs of terminally ill patients and families and one's own feelings about dying and death.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to interact in a positive and courteous manner with patients, families, other employees and outside vendors.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team are essential.
  • Demonstrates excellent observation and problem solving/critical thinking skills.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills; essential computer skills to work with EMR.
  • Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Shows strong ability to organize and prioritize workload independently; nursing skills per competency checklist.

Benefits offered for any position with over 20 scheduled standard hours:

  •  Voluntary Insurance choices for Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, Auto and Home, and Pet Insurance available
  • Lahey Outpatient Pharmacy Benefits
  • 403B
  • Paid Time Off or (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for 20 hours or more per week after 1 year of continuous benefits eligible employment  

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.