What does a Home Health Nurse do?

A home health nurse provides an appropriate nursing care in a residential setting. The ideal nurse will deliver high level of caring and empathy while following the treatment plan to include administering medications, tracking vitals, providing wound and catheter care. Additionally, the home health nurse will chart progress and disposed of hazardous materials in appropriate containers.

The ideal candidate must be an R.N. and have a current unencumbered license by the Board of Nursing and 3+ years of nursing experience in a residential setting. This R.N. will have a wiliness to pass a background check as a part of the hiring process and have reliable transportation to to the residential setting and be able to cover any shift. The R.N. must feel confident in providing nursing care without oversight and be able to create rapport with patient and family members.

What responsibilities are common for Home Health Nurse jobs?
  • Demonstrate caring and empathy
  • Take and track vital signs
  • Measure and administer medications as prescribed
  • Provide wound care, as needed
  • Provide catheter care
  • Ensure patient is fed and bathed
  • Ensure bedding is clean
  • Track and order supplies
What are the typical qualifications for Home Health Nurse jobs?
  • Associate's degree in nursing, required
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing, preferred
  • 3+ years of nursing experience in a residential setting
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Willingness to work a variety of shifts
  • Reliable transportation to the residential setting
  • Must feel confident providing nursing care without oversight
  • Ability to create rapport with patient and family members
  • Excellent communication skills
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Home Health Nurse make near United States?

$77,735 /yr
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Home Health Nurse Career Path

Learn how to become a Home Health Nurse, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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2 - 4
5 - 7
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Bridgeway Rehabilitation ServicesBridgeway Rehabilitation Services
Wellness Specialist
Nov 28, 2021

“Terrible supervision As a new employee it was very awkward ever wanting to ask questions.”

Mid Hudson Managed Home CareMid Hudson Managed Home Care
Home Health Care Aide
Sep 20, 2021

“My salary started at $12.50/hour and I was given a raise to $13.00/hr after a year.”

New Horizons In-Home CareNew Horizons In-Home Care
I’m Home Care Giver
Nov 22, 2022

“•they reimburse you for gas for miles you client gets • everyone is super nice.”

Housing 21Housing 21
Home Health Care Administrator
Jul 9, 2022

“The manager publicly reminded me how useless I was on a daily basis because of my disability.”

Dolby VivisolDolby Vivisol
Home Care Technician
Nov 8, 2022

“Great organisation and great to people to work with.”

Life ExtensionLife Extension
Wellness Specialist
Feb 5, 2022

“In training we had meetings almost daily regarding our call quality and no one told me this.”

Community Health Worker
Aug 1, 2021

“everything nothing great nice awesome fantastic good bad cheerful tough”

IHX (In Home Expert)
Feb 21, 2022

“Pay is good but not worth the stress”

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The most similar professions to Home Health Nurse are:
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Educator

The most common qualifications to become a Home Health Nurse include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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