Home Health Nurse Job Description

A home health nurse is a licensed healthcare professional that provides health care services in a patient’s private home.

Home health nurse services are typically provided on a periodic basis, such as weekly, every other week, or monthly.

Patients are referred to home health nurses by a physician, a home health agency, or a hospital.

Home health nurses help patients with a variety of needs such as wound care, bathing, mobility, medication management, and feeding.

Home health nurses may work as independent contractors or as employees of home health agencies.

Updated on:     
October 12, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Home Health Nurse to work with us in providing care to patients in their homes. The Home Health Nurse will be responsible for assessing the patient's needs, developing a care plan, and providing nursing care to the patient.

Home Health Nurse Duties:

  • Actively participate in assessing and evaluating patient care needs, developing and administering nursing plans of care, and executing treatment plans
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate nursing plans of care
  • Perform nursing assessments, including health history, physical assessment, and mental status
  • Implements nursing interventions and collaboration with physicians
  • Monitors patient’s response to treatment, and adjusts care as needed
  • Assist with transporting patients’ to and from appointments
  • Educate patients and their families in healthcare-related information
  • Support patients’ physical and emotional needs
  • Communicate with other members of the health care team, such as physicians, pharmacists, social workers, and technicians, regarding patients’ progress
  • Assist with developing and maintaining detailed patient records, including charting, correspondence, and reports
  • Use medical equipment, such as catheters, oxygen, and insulin pumps
  • Perform,

Home Health Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Monitor patients' progress and notify physicians of the results
  • Provide services for homebound patients, including medication administration, monitoring vital signs, and assisting with activities of daily living
  • Perform initial assessments and determine patient needs
  • Communicate with specialists, family members, and other medical professionals
  • Report to management on patient health, and collaborate with other disciplines to ensure a smooth transition for patients and continuity of care

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree, RN
  • Minimum 2 years’ home care experience
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Interest in hospice and palliative care
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations
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We're an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.