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If you are a compassionate and caring individual who is looking for a career in hospice, Old Colony Hospice is the place for you!  Our organization supports our team and has been recently named a Top Place to Work in MA!  You will be making a real difference in the lives of our patients and their families!

Hospice care jobs are best filled by individuals looking to offer the special kind of care provided to people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and loved ones. Hospice seeks to maximize the quality of life by controlling pain and providing medical care and spiritual and emotional support to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. This is accomplished through an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, therapists, home health aides and volunteers.

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Why Work for Old Colony Hospice?

Come join a top-rated team of professionals whose support for each other is unparalleled in the hospice industry.  Old Colony Hospice and Palliative care has been acknowledged with year over year excellence awards in quality and is considered a top place to work in Southeast Massachusetts.  Old Colony Hospice and Palliative Care is a Hospice Honors Elite recipient from 2017 through 2022, as well as The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work 2018, 2019 and 2022.  Those who know hospice choose Old Colony Hospice. Come and see why our employees stay with us for six years longer than the industry average.  Apply Today!

Current Open Positions

LPN - Hospice Home in Braintree (Multiple Positions) & Field LPN

Old Colony Hospice is hiring for multiple  LPN positions at the Dr. Ruth McLain Hospice Home in Braintree, MA.  There are full-time, part-time, evening and weekend positions available.  

He/she will be compassionate and able to provide a patient-focused experience with a home-like feel for the residents of the Dr. Ruth McLain hospice house. 

Duties of the LPN include:

  • Physical, emotional, and psychosocial care and under the direction of a registered nurse (RN)
  • Pain and symptom management under the direction of the RN
  • Collaboration with the team to provide what matters most to the patient and family at the end of life
  • Observe the basic health status and report changes or symptoms that need to be managed to the RN
  • Educate patients/caregivers regarding disease process and end-of-life needs
  • Share in providing on-call/continuous care coverage when necessary as supervised by the RN


  • Graduate of an approved practical nursing program and licensed as an LPN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Proficient with computer skills
  • 1-year of nursing experience is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion and to work effectively as a member or part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, state, and local hospice, Medicare, Medicaid, HMO regulations, as well as HIPAA and other regulations protecting the personal health information of patients
  • Must be a team player, able to maintain reliable attendance and be flexible


Hospice Aide - Hospice Home in Braintree (Multiple Positions)

Old Colony Hospice is hiring for multiple Hospice Aide Positions for the Ruth McLain Hospice Home in Braintree, MA.  

- Part Time - 11pm - 7:30am

-Part Time - 3pm - 11:30pm

- Part Time - 7am - 3:30pm

There are weekend and holiday coverage requirements.  

The Hospice Aide is responsible for providing personal care and designated homemaking services for assigned patients and families while delivering hospice care wherever the patient calls home.   This position requires reliable transportation and may be asked to assist with patients in the community as assigned/requested. 

Essential duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Provide direct patient care consistent with the written instructions and/or as assigned including bathing, oral hygiene, nail/skin/hair and foot care, pressure relief, dressing and feeding, transferring positions or locations; report to the charge nurse upon arrival and before leaving a skilled nursing facility
  • Assist patient with prescribed exercises, with ambulation and repositioning as may be part of the plan of care or as directed
  • Provide light housekeeping duties such as: changing the bed, doing patient’s personal laundry, tidying the patient’s room, doing the patient’s dishes, and keeping the kitchen and bathroom neat and clean after use
  • Prepare and serve meals to the patient and/or prepare food to be served later
  • Maintain appropriate communication with the Hospice Nurse, the Hospice Aide Scheduling Manager, and the Clinical Manager on a daily basis.  this includes checking telephone messages, texts, and emails every morning before your first visit and in between each patient visit.
  • Maintain timely and accurate documentation.
  • Respectfully communicate with the patient, family, or caregivers.
  • Must be a team player and able to maintain reliable attendance and have flexibility with changes to the daily assignments.

* Recruitment for all open positions is done without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation and any other classification protected by state and/or federal laws. Old Colony Hospice reserves the right to fill vacancies with the best qualified internal or external candidate.
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