Home Health Job Description

Home Health Job Description

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Home health provides technical interpretation and compliance recommendations for the wide variety of Environmental Regulations/Permit Requirements (local, federal, state) OSHA regulations (federal and state), and asset protection, physical security, personnel security and information security, and consultative services on occupational health standards, toxicological, and employee exposure issues.

Home Health Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective home health job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included home health job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Uses professional skills to screen patient/family issues and concerns
Prepare business plans and maintain target lists
Provides services according to the client’s plan of care created by the nurse and/or therapist and as defined by the care plan, such as housekeeping/laundry services, companionship and stimulation for the client, accompanying the client to doctors or other appointments, meal preparation, and may include grocery shopping or other errands when needed
Participate in the ongoing evaluation of patient’s functional status
Participate in teaching new skills or retraining patients in once familiar daily activities have been lost due to illness or injury
Follow treatment programs and goals for improved patient function
Maintain appropriate clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the registered occupational therapist
Participate in case conferences to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans for care for the patients and participates in teaching patients and families
Assist patients with following the prescribed individual care plan
Facilitates inpatient and outpatient scheduling and monitoring for the care coordination plan goals

Home Health Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Home Health

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, HHA, NA, OASIS, IV, PI, QA

Education for Home Health

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the home health job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Education, Graduate, General Education, Nursing Program, Health, Associates, Nursing Education, Business, School of Nursing

Skills for Home Health

Desired skills for home health include:

Clinical policies and procedures and ability to implement
State and federal home health agency regulations/Conditions of Participation and Compliance standards and regulations
Proper technique to handle exposure to hazardous material
Proper procedures for handling exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens
Home health federal and state regulations/administration
Clinical structure of PDGM
State and federal home health agency regulations and compliance standards and regulations
Competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs
Continued education units
Internal learning management skills and skill evaluations

Desired experience for home health includes:

Must have reliable transportation to all service areas
Previous Home Health Aide experience preferred
High School Graduate or equivalent and
STNA or
Has completed a 75 hour state approved training program or
Has 1 year of experience as Nurse’s aide/personal care aide/home health aide

Home Health Examples

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Home Health Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of home health. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for home health
  • Interface with clients, families, and employees to ensure quality service is delivered
  • Be responsible for day-to-day staffing of cases, problem solving, ensuring customer satisfaction, payroll/billing
  • Provide orientation to new caregivers
  • Function with minimal supervision
  • Implement plan of care initiated by the registered nurse
  • Educate patient and family or caregiver on diagnosis and plan of care as necessary
  • Prepare clinical notes and update the case manager and primary physician when necessary
  • Speak clearly and distinctively
  • Ensure that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available
  • Participate in case conferences and interdisciplinary team meetings
Qualifications for home health
  • Skilled in interpersonal relationships
  • Has a caring attitude
  • Knowledge of all clinical standards and policies set for a healthcare environment
  • Knowledge of the day-to-day operations in a home care services agency
  • Knowledge of policies, products, and processes of home based healthcare services
  • Graduate from an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a home health. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for home health
  • Provide practical nursing, including bedside patient care, respiratory care, phlebotomy, patient education, and patient support services under the supervision of designated licensed staff
  • Conducts performance appraisals, coaching and counseling as needed
  • Reviews policies and procedures
  • Monitors staff productivity daily
  • Demonstrate computer efficiency
  • Demonstrate necessary skills and knowledge to coordinate work flow
  • Assists with the organization and preparation of office projects
  • Prepare reports accurately and timely
  • Be accountable for the efficient coordination of the Home Health clinical staff schedules
  • Provide a scope of work that includes triaging incoming calls to the Home Health queue, scheduling visits in an electronic scheduling system, and ensuring staff assignments maximize continuity of care and clinical productivity
Qualifications for home health
  • Provide home health agency with complete referral information to ensure timely, appropriate care, and to enhance relationships between the agency, patients, families, physicians, and referral sources
  • Participate in SNF/hospital coordination meetings and lead clinically based in-services for referral sources and patients
  • Licensed clinician, LVN preferred
  • Must be a licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of New Jersey
  • Minimum of one year of experience providing direct patient assistance in a human service, healthcare, or related setting
  • If you have a passion for seniors, a special place awaits you on our Senior Advocacy Team!
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a home health. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for home health
  • Facilitate the sharing of clinical staff among Portland Service Area Home Health agencies
  • Confirm upcoming admission visits with patients, and provide Central Intake and the clinical supervisors/managers with staffing information
  • Provide quality nursing care to patients in their homes, under the direction of a Registered Nurse
  • Assist with collection of assessment data and provides input to the planning of care
  • Implement plan of care within the scope of licensure
  • Promotes and maintains health of individuals, families, and the community through teaching, counseling, and appropriate preventive and rehabilitative measures in the practice of nursing
  • Provides ongoing patient observation to determine service frequency, change in Plan of Care and discharge from service in compliance with agency policy and philosophy
  • Communicates with the Patient Care Manager, the patient’s physician, referral source, and members of the multidisciplinary team both orally and in writing as required by the patient’s condition and agency policy
  • In consultation with Patient Care Manager, refers patients to other disciplines and to community resources as needed
  • Participates in the development and operation of the agency by keeping administration informed on changing community needs and lack of community resources, participating in the orientation and guidance of new staff, interpreting agency service to families and community groups, contributing to evaluation of service programs
Qualifications for home health
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate business management including Federal and State laws and guidelines pertaining to Home Health Medicare and Medicaid and other payer sources
  • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Knowledge of patient care standards and practices normally acquired through completion of a nursing program
  • Possesses automobile liability insurance with minimum $100,000/$300,000 coverage required
  • Experience with scheduling in the medical field
  • Minimum of one year data entry, word processing and/or medical records maintenance experience in a medical customer service environment generally required
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a home health. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for home health
  • Implements teaching plans, utilizes printed material, teaching plans, teaches factual content appropriate to the patient’s diagnosis, patient/caregiver needs
  • Provide quality care to patients in their homes under the direction of a Nurse Case Manager or Clinical Supervisor following the established nursing process and procedures, and in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act
  • Perform all duties in compliance with all applicable State and Federal regulations and in compliance with all regulatory bodies
  • Have the ability to travel 25% to 35% daily
  • Be responsible for coordination and case assignment based on clinical skill set and competency for a multidisciplinary team of clinical staff including RN, LPN, PT, PTA, OT, SLP, MSW, HHA and registry/contracted staff and after hours staff
  • Be responsible for overseeing and ensuring that clinical staff are maximizing productivity by ensuring proactive, quick and timely case assignment and case adjustments and attending visits promptly from daily itineraries
  • Assist with timeliness of care plans for delivery of home health services with goal of optimal patient outcomes and appropriate reimbursement
  • Provide Referral Services and clinical staff clerical support
  • Provide data entry administrative support to Home Health clinical staff
  • Assist with documentation review to ensure appropriate provision of care, utilization of resources
Qualifications for home health
  • Bachelor’s degree in general business or health care or Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Ability to assess data reflecting the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their needs
  • Minimum of two years recent home health experience is preferred
  • Must be a licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of New Hampshire
  • Walk Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the time
  • Carry/Lift 25-50 lbs
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a home health. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for home health
  • Collaborates with other Directors and Supervisors to support the hospital's role as a community health service provider and to further the goal of becoming the preeminent healthcare delivery system
  • Maintains a positive fiscal stature by ensuring maximum reimbursement from Medicare and third-party payers
  • Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable local, state, federal and The Joint Commission requirements
  • Ensures the provision of quality services through the selection and development of a staff that supports current needs future growth
  • Escorts patients on foot or transports patients on gurneys or in wheelchairs
  • Monitors, measures, and records patient intake and output according to established protocol and order
  • Observes patient (physical appearance and attitude) and communicates any changes or pertinent information related to the patient’s health to the nurse
  • Takes inventory of patient belongings and valuables
  • Responds to patient call light in a timely manner, identifies patient needs and provides pati4etn with appropriate response or communicates need to appropriate team member
  • Conducts point of care tests as assigned and instructed
Qualifications for home health
  • Three years experience in training/organizational development
  • Advanced instructional design and platform skills
  • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Massachusetts
  • Current WA Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) licensure
  • Current WA driver’s license and insured, reliable vehicle
  • One to two years of recent hospital, nursing home or home health experience preferred

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