Home Health Nurse Job Description

What is a Home Health Nurse?

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.

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Job Overview

XYZ Inc. is a leading company in our industry in the region. We're proud of our 4.2 Glassdoor rating from our employees. We're now hiring a Home Health Nurse to help us keep growing. If you're excited to be part of a winning team, XYZ Inc. is a perfect place to get ahead. You'll be glad you applied to XYZ Inc.

Responsibilities for Home Health Nurse

  • 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

Qualifications for Home Health Nurse

  • 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

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