For many registered nurses, schedules and fulfillment are key components when considering career moves.

When exploring your next career options, consider hospice nursing at HopeWest. This specialized care allows you to develop meaningful relationships with patients and families while also reaping career benefits such as professional development, autonomy and more.

To give you a better idea of what to expect as a HopeWest hospice nurse, we’ve asked some of our nurses to explain why this focused area of nursing is so rewarding.

You work among a talented pool of nurses.

“My job at HopeWest is to respond to patients when their usual nurse is off. Having confidence in my peers’ work makes it possible for me to perform efficiently and effectively when patients are in crisis. I never have to spend time searching for answers or fixing their work and ultimately, this allows me to make sure that my patients receive the care they deserve.” – Jennifer, Night Nurse, RN, BSN, CHPN

You care for the whole patient.

“At HopeWest nurses care for the whole person and utilize skills you don’t see in a hospital setting. This holistic approach to care has helped me grow, learning to care for the physical needs of my patients and the physical and emotional needs as well.” – Spencer, Nurse Manger, RN, BA, BSN, MBA

HopeWest is mission driven.

“The mission of HopeWest resonates in my heart–our job is to create dignity and comfort at the end of life and I’m so humbled to be able to do this. To me, it’s not a job it’s a calling.” – Felicia, Clinical Educator, RN, BSN, CHPN

You’re supported in your role.

“At HopeWest, every employee is an individual. They listen to you and provide an atmosphere that is conducive to professional and personal growth. It’s positive, ever evolving and comes with a wealth of support systems.” – Kristin, RN, CHPN

Flexible scheduling.

 “As a mom, it’s important to me I’m able to pick my kids up from daycare or school and have weekends off. I’m amazed by the support and encouragement HopeWest gives working parents like me. Even our CEO understands what it’s like to be a parent and a nurse.” Meghan, Sr. Director of Nursing Practice & Education, RN, BSN, CHPN

You look forward to work.

“To anyone considering working at HopeWest, I would say take the leap – it’s an amazing organization. I find great purpose in my work and spend time connecting with my patients. It’s a great feeling to come to work every day.” – Shannon, RN, BSN

Hospice nursing is fulfilling.

“This is probably the most challenging, yet most satisfying work of my nursing career. Of course there is sadness and grief with the loss of a patient, but there is also a lot of joy, satisfaction and peace in supporting them through their end-of-life journey.” – Gracie, RN, CHPN

To learn more about our employment opportunities and kind of care, call Susie at (970) 257-2364.