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.

  • 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
  • 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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
26%
2 - 4
20%
5 - 7
0%
8+
54%

Home Health Nurse Seniority Levels

L1
Home Health Nurse
$55,877/yr
Clinical Instructor
9% made the transition
Licensed Practical Nurse
27% made the transition
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Home Health Nurse Salaries

Average Base Pay

$55,877 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$39K
Median: $56K
$81K
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