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Providence Health & Services RN - Hospice Access Services in Tukwila, Washington


Providence is calling an Access Services Registered Nurse (RN) (Access Srvs Shared Hospice, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Hospice of Seattle in Tukwila, Washington. Hospice nurses will tell you what a privilege it is to care for patients and their families at the end of their lives. We get to see people where they reside and focus on their goals and improving the quality of their lives. If you are interested in a rewarding career, Providence Hospice might be the opportunity you are looking for! We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Respond to incoming calls from patients, families, physicians, facility staff, and others in the community. Provide general information about hospice services in response to inquiries; direct callers to appropriate resources if seeking services that Hospice does not provide.

  • Take referrals, collecting sufficient information to determine a prospective patient’s appropriateness for hospice, DME requirements and other services to be coordinated at the time of admission.

  • Obtain verbal orders for the initiation of hospice services; obtain verbal orders for the certification of terminal illness from the Attending Physician for the patient and from the Hospice Medical Director; complete orders for the Comfort Kit and the Medical Treatment Plan.

  • Arrange the appointments for hospice admission with patients, families, and caregivers while coordinating DME, infusion services, and interpreters as needed.

  • Collaborate with ministry staff for assignment of appropriate personnel for newly admitting patients.

  • Document communications in EMR related to referral and admission coordination accurately and timely according to established standards; ensure that the Access Services Department’s data collection needs are met and assist in tracking/collating referral and admission information and statistics.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Coursework/Training Degree/diploma from accredited school of nursing.

  • 2 years of nursing experience

  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse licensure.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Nursing

  • Prior hospice, home health, or oncology experience.

About the ministry you will serve.

Providence Hospice of Seattle is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry serving patients in their places of residence throughout King County in Washington state. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care to adults and children nearing the end of their lives, including support for their families and friends. Our skilled and compassionate team includes nurses, medical social workers, home health aides, chaplains, occupational/physical therapists, medical directors, grief support counselors and volunteers.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Hospice Nursing

Location: Washington-Tukwila

Req ID: 324322