Home Care Nurse Job Description

home care nurse job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Home Care Nurse Job Description

A home care nurse is a registered nurse that provides nursing care to patients who do not require hospitalization.

A home care nurse aids a patient in maintaining a daily routine, prevents or treats diseases, and monitors a patient’s body systems for changes.

A home care nurse may also act as a liaison between a patient’s doctor and the patient.

Home care nurses are most commonly employed in hospitals, nursing homes, or residential care facilities, however, home care nurses can be found working in clinics, physicians’ offices, and home care agencies.

State licensing requirements mandate that home care nurses receive a nursing diploma or associate’s degree

Job Brief:

We’re looking for Home Care Nurses to provide quality care for our patients in the comfort of their own homes. Our nurses are responsible for administering care to patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. They work closely with patients and their families to ensure that all of their needs are met. Our nurses are compassionate and caring, and they have a dedication to providing the best possible care for their patients. If you are a Home Care Nurse who is looking for a rewarding career, we want to hear from you!

Home Care Nurse Duties:

  • Manage, direct, and coordinate the daily provision of home care to patients through professional nursing practice and the utilization of patient care resources
  • Oversee and plan for home care staff, including hiring, firing, scheduling, and training
  • Liaise with physicians, hospital personnel and other ancillary service providers
  • Establish and effectively implement policies and procedures related to the provision of home care
  • Review patient’s clinical status, development, and needs to identify unique services and procedures
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of patient care services through the identification of needs, problems, and opportunities
  • Implement and maintain a comprehensive training program for all home care employees
  • Outside experience and/or education

Home Care Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of Registered Nurses
  • Develop treatment plans and care plans for clients
  • Interview client/family members to assess their needs
  • Provide the client with comfort care
  • Provide the client with cognitive assessments
  • Provide the client with training in the maintenance of their medical equipment
  • Train the client’s family regarding care
  • Provide the client with health education
  • Provide recommendations to the client and family
  • Plan and oversee home care visits
  • Design and coordinate discharge plans as needed
  • Provide clients with support and assistance with activities of daily living
  • Assist with personal care, feeding, grooming, and hygiene
  • Assist clients with use of adaptive equipment and assistive devices
  • Provide clients with emotional support and reassurance
  • Provide clients with respite care as needed
  • Oversee all client care activities
  • Monitor compliance with standards and policies
  • Monitor client satisfaction rates
  • Monitor client satisfaction surveys
  • Manage staffing and

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree from CSN or comparable program
  • Health care experience required
  • Must have current American Heart Association BLS Instructor Certification
  • BCLS for Healthcare Provider
  • Current ACLS Certification
  • CNA Certification
  • Current

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in building a diverse and inclusive team, and encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We are also committed to supporting our veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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