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Good Shepherd Community Care On Call Nurse - $5000 Sign-On Bonus Eligible in Newton, Massachusetts

On Call Nurse - $5000 Sign-On Bonus Eligible

Job Details

Job Location

Main Office - Newton, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Job Shift


Job Category

Health Care

Recently named by the Boston Globe as one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts, our community based, mission-driven hospice and palliative care organization seeks a Registered Nurse to join our dedicated on-call team. The ideal candidate will take calls, triage patients’ symptoms over the phone and, when necessary, make home visits. This nurse will have strong assessment skills and be confident in symptom management. Reliable transportation is required.We offer different evening and night shifts on weekends and weekdays.Per Diem and Full-time options are also available. Full-time is eligible for a $5000 sign-on bonus.

Job Responsibilities :

  • Triage all calls that come in after hours.

  • Provide symptom management to alleviate discomfort and stress in the family system.

  • Make home visits to hospice patients.

    Education, Skills, and Qualifications:

  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of MA as a Registered Nurse

  • At least 1 year of Hospice or Palliative experience preferred; or at least 2 years of oncology nursing.

  • Demonstrate strong triage skills

  • Demonstrate an understanding of hospice philosophy and pain and symptom management.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to visit patients at night if symptoms are not alleviated after first triage call.

  • Ability to work within diverse social and economic situations without imposing own values.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of team approach and communication.

  • Contribute to a positive atmosphere and demonstrate positive interactions with patients/families and colleagues

    Good Shepherd Benefits:

  • Competitive salary

  • Four weeks paid time off in first year

  • 12 paid holidays

  • Health and dental insurance, coverage begins as of your start date

  • Life insurance

  • 403(b) with company match

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Partnership with Regis College for reduced tuition rates



    Employment Type:

    Full Time, Per Diem

    Job Functions:

    Healthcare Provider

    About Us:

    Good Shepherd Community Care is one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Founded as Hospice of the Good Shepherd in 1978, we are the original Massachusetts hospice. After decades of caring for our community, we continue to remain an independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization. We believe in the importance of mutual respect and acceptance and values diversity in our patients, families and caregivers, employees, volunteers, community, and partner organizations. We are committed to these values and honor the dignity of each individual through the care, support and education we provide. Our team members benefit from a collaborative work environment in a welcoming office, easily accessible to I-95, with on-site parking in Newton.