RN Supportive Care (formerly Palliative Care)

Full Time

Supportive Care is a service offered to our patients that focuses on quality of life and comfort when living with a serious illness. As an RN on our Supportive Care team, you will help relieve troublesome symptoms and pain as they continue usual medical care.

Successful candidates will be available to work full-time, Monday - Friday, 8 hour shifts. Compensation is commensurate with experience. This is a field-based position.

Willamette Vital Health, previously known as Willamette Valley Hospice, is a community based, not-for-profit organization providing Hospice Care, Supportive Care (previously Palliative Care) and Grief Care to help patients and their families through one of the most difficult times of their lives –managing the serious illness of a loved one.

Why work for us? Staff member Horacio G. will tell you, "The working environment is fast-paced, challenging, but very rewarding. Team players are a must! This is more than just a job, it is a calling.


Conduct medical home visits on new and established Supportive Care patients, performing a hands-on exam at each visit

Conducts urgent/acute visits on all Supportive Care patients with the goal of keeping the patient out of the hospital to receive the best medical care at home

Facilitate goals of care discussions with patient and family and subsequently develop a plan of care that will support patients and families’ goals

Provide ongoing assessments of the impact of life-limiting chronic illness on the patient’s physical, functional, psychosocial and environmental needs

Assess for caregiver burnout, and provide community resources when appropriate

Implement the individualized plan of care and recommend revisions to the plan as necessary

Consult and educate the patient/family and other caregivers regarding the disease process, pain and symptom management, end of life careand processes for dealing with issues of ethical concern

Initiate appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures when appropriate

Wound care and dressing changes


Injections (vaccines)

Attend the interdisciplinary meeting and is a crucial and vocal member of the team


Conducts telephonic nursing follow up and case management when necessary

Attend educational offerings to keep abreast of palliative care and complies with licensing requirements


Registered Nurse with a current license to practice in Oregon

3+ years of experience in clinical, hospice or hospital setting

2+ years of palliative care/hospice nursing experience

Palliative Care Nursing certification a plus

Reliable transportation

Knowledge of palliative and hospice medicine a must

Excellent verbal and written skills

Excellent organizational and prioritization skills

This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proofof immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, andPertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence ofvaccination, or a doctor’s diagnosis of disease

Our Commitment to Our Staff:

Competitive wages

Generous paid time off benefits

Collaborative 4-to-6-week orientation

Ongoing education and support

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with low to no premiums for employees and subsidized premiums for eligible dependents*

Short & long-term disability and life insurance benefits at no cost to employees*

Pre-tax flex spending accounts for healthcare (FSA) and dependent care (DCA) savings*

401(k) retirement plan with 100% company match of contributions up to 4% of employee's compensation*

Employee assistance program with free short-term counseling, legal consultation, and more*

Option to purchase several programs at low cost: critical illness/accident insurance, voluntary life insurance, ID/Legal Shield, FIGO pet insurance*

*Some benefits are dependent on number of hours scheduled to work


To apply, send a resume to careers@wvh.org


Willamette Vital Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical characteristics, age, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. All qualified candidates legally able to work in the United States are encouraged to apply.