I am a male looking to get into hospice care but I am curious about the work hours in this specialty. I have seen posts in this saying easily 50-60 hours a week. I find this gross. Are there any hospice nurses that work 36-40? Moreover can you have a say as to how much you wish to work?
Also where do hospice nurses tend to work more, home visits or hospital?
Any input would be appreciated.
Hospital nurses working in a hospice ward just work shifts like any other hospital nurse. Same thing with hospice house. So if restricting your hours are important to you, that would be a good place to start.
Hospice case managers work a minimum of 50 hours per week in my experience, and are usually salaried. But other RNs in hospice (on-call, weekends, etc) work shifts, so you can work as many or as few shifts as your employer allows you to.