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Registered Nurse-Hospice Southwest City/Southeast Suburbs

Req #:  220422
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Nursing
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate at Home offers comprehensive, quality home health and hospice care throughout metropolitan Chicago, surrounding counties and down to central IL.  As Illinois’ largest, privately held home health care and hospice provider, we have the means and opportunities to enhance your worklife quality.

Scheduled hours:

  • Southwest City and Southeast suburbs
  • Day
  • Must be able to work one summer and one winter holiday
  • Must be able to rotate on an on call schedule


 Advocate At Home, a division of Advocate Health Care, is the largest home health and hospice services in Illinois.  The Hospice Registered Nurse will provide Hospice services and establish strong relationships with patients, families and caregivers.  All medical needs will be coordinated by the RN who is case managing the patient and utilizing the resources of the team, (i.e. social worker, CNA, MD, etc.) The Hospice Registered Nurse assumes primary responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for assigned patients. Hospice is a program designed specifically for people who have chosen to change the plan of care for terminal illness from aggressive medical treatment to palliative care.


  • The Registered Hospice Nurse will manage pain and symptoms so patients can make the most of every day, focusing on living well and with dignity. 
  • The Registered Hospice Nurse will provide compassionate care to patients and their family members at end of life.
  • The Registered Hospice Nurse will make every day count for patients, families and care givers.
  • The Registered Hospice Nurse will document and connect with the care team thru point of care documentation.
  • The Registered Hospice Nurse will be required to make visits to private residences which may not be accessible to people with disabilities.




  • Nurse/Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship through the health care continuum  
  • Responsible for documentation and communication of care, medication and observations made during care of patient in order to track responsiveness and health of patient.  
  • Responsible for providing appropriate patient/family education to help patient/family achieve a pain free and comfortable status.  
  • Assuring/Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive quality, cost effective care.  


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • One year of medical surgical experience in an acute or subacute care facility
  • Current Illinois RN license
  • Current CPR
  • Earn 10.0 continuing education credits annually
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Ability to assist with ambulation including turning and transferring patients up to 200 pounds.


Contact debbie.calace@advocatehealth.com






About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.