Virginia Mason Memorial Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospice/Cottage in the Meadow in United States

We are looking for an RN to join our team at Cottage in the Meadow, a 20-bed in-patient facility that provides hospice and respite care in a home-like environment. A 24-hour nursing staff is supported by hospice aides, chaplains, physicians, social workers and volunteers. In addition to providing nursing care to patients at the Cottage, this RN position requires home visits to both Home Health and Hospice patients, including transfer to the Cottage when necessary.


  1. Works independently in inpatient hospice settings; home settings; nursing home settings; assisted living settings coordinating care with caregivers and family members.

  2. Uses teach back skills, motivational interviewing and other tools to engage the patient and family in goal setting and self-management.

  3. Provides education, treatment and emotional support to help patients impacted by injuries and illness.

  4. Reviews Roadnotes, documentation, client activity, and inpatient module and provides patient care based on these patient specific elements.

  5. Communicates and/or coordinates with the Provider and Interdisciplinary team in planning and achieving patient goals involving the patient and family in the care planning process.

  6. Answers and triages Home Health and Hospice patient calls and assesses for in-person visit necessity.

  7. Documents on laptops at point of care as outlined in policies/procedures.

  8. Practices time-management skills and achieves agency productivity metrics.


Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years acute care or nursing home experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current Registered Nurse licensed with the State of Washington. Current BLS certification for HCP required. Current WA State Driver's License and proof of insurance.

Additional requirements: Cell phone for use during working hours; car for travel to and from home visits during shift.

At Virginia Mason Memorial, our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible.

Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. Does this sound like the place for you? We would love to hear from you! Come be the best of the best with us!

We offer competitive benefits and compensation, including a generous 401K plan, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

"Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."