Home Health Nurse Job Description

Home Health Nurse Job Description

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Home health nurse provides those services requiring substantial specialized nursing skill based on the physician’s orders and the nursing diagnosis related to palliative and end-of-life care.

Home Health Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assess and evaluate patient needs for, and responses to, care rendered
Apply sound nursing judgment in patient care management decisions
Coordinate patient care activities, based on established priorities, including teaching, rounding, counseling, and discharge planning
Administering pain medications
Assesses and evaluate patient's /client's status
Regularly re-evaluates patient/client needs
Reviews and revises the plan of care as necessary
Specifies the assignment for Home health Aides
Supervises the HHA every 14 days
Reviews and revises assignment plan as necessary

Home Health Nurse Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Home Health Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, LP, UPMC, BLS

Education for Home Health Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Home Health Nurse

Desired skills for home health nurse include:

Competencies related to the nursing profession by participating in educational programs
Continued education units
Internal learning management skills and skill evaluations
Nursing process
Contraindications related to age and diagnosis
Adaptability
Antibiotic therapy
Bowel and bladder training
Care of terminally ill
Change management

Desired experience for home health nurse includes:

Supervises LP(V)Ns
Follows all rules/regulations in home care as mandated by state/federal regulations
Customized care
Simple to complex wound therapy
Post-surgical care management
Ostomy care management

Home Health Nurse Examples

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Home Health Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of home health nurse. 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 nurse
  • Providing patient education and disease management
  • Overseeing and assisting with simple to complex wound therapy
  • Providing post-surgical care management
  • Handling Ostomy care management
  • Monitoring a patient’s overall health
  • Developing an individualized plan of care for their patients
  • Patient education about disease management
  • Taking of vitals
  • Assesses physical, functional, psychosocial, social, spiritual, bereavement, cultural and environmental needs of the Hospice patient and family related to the terminal illness
  • Attends and participates in Hospice Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings in order to coordinate patient/family services and prioritize needs
Qualifications for home health nurse
  • Working knowledge of managed care environment
  • 1 year of professional nursing (RN) experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and the availability of an insured vehicle to travel to patient's homes or agreed upon meeting places
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • A minimum of 6 months institutional nursing experience within the past 3 years, unless state regulations differ
  • Associate’s degree with one year of home health care experience preferred
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Home Health Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of home health nurse. 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 nurse
  • Utilizes the nursing process and critical thinking in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members in caring for patients
  • Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on hysiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status
  • Respond quickly to requests for patients seeking information and/or admission to home health
  • Meet with patients and families and outlines the strengths of Kindred at Home program(s)
  • Evaluate patients for eligibility for the home health program
  • Complete the admission process with patients and care-givers, being sensitive to the need for education, support and guidance
  • Ensure all legal documents, clinical documents and admission protocols are followed precisely
  • Maintain knowledge of state licensure, federal certification and accreditation requirements
  • Complete pain consultations when requested
  • Facilitate communication and education of patients, primary provider, families and caregivers to meet patients’ needs
Qualifications for home health nurse
  • Computer/PC knowledge, including word processing and computer scheduling skills
  • PC skills needed for use of clinical documentation, 485 billing and scheduling programs
  • Registered Nurse, with Diploma from recognized School of Nursing, Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and at least two years of psychiatric nursing experience
  • Certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional or Counselor in Training (CIT), (or working toward certification)
  • Have a minimum of four years’ specialty care experience AND
  • Enroll in a BSN program within six months of hire AND
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Home Health Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of home health nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for home health nurse
  • Attend interdisciplinary team, staff and departmental meetings as required
  • Assist with the development of community relationships to further enhance the presence of Kindred at Home programs
  • Utilize teachback to demonstrate, teach and supervise education provided to patients and caregivers
  • Documents observations, interventions, significant finding and communication with other members of the care team in the patient's record
  • Revise/update the plan of care as assessment findings are identified through collaboration with the patient, caregiver, physician or case manager
  • Evaluates patient's need for other disciplines and makes appropriate Agency referrals
  • Associate's Degree of Graduate of a Technical School
  • Missouri Registered Nurse License
  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
  • 2 to 5 Years of Psych/Behavioral Health Experience
Qualifications for home health nurse
  • Knowledge of regulations related to the delivery of home health care services
  • Demonstrates organizational and leadership abilities
  • Prior experience as an RN in Home Health Setting
  • Professional, compassionate individual
  • Evidence of independent nursing practice in delivering nursing care necessary, with at least one experience in hospice, home health care or public health nursing beneficial
  • Knowledge of patient care standards and practices normally acquired through completion of a Bachelor's Degree or Associate Degree from an accredited school of nursing with Michigan nursing license
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Home Health Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of home health nurse. 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 nurse
  • Provide updates on the patient condition to family and physician
  • Ensure all in-home medical equipment are in working order
  • Document all details of patient’s condition, progression and regression activity
  • Oversee required physical therapy or rehabilitation exercises
  • Contact emergency services when patients need to be taken to the hospital
  • Have reliable transportation as you go to/from home visits
  • Can walk up/down six (6) flights of stairs as needed
  • Re-evaluates patient nursing needs regularly
  • Initiates the plan of care when directed and requests from prescriber necessary revisions as patient status and needs change
  • Incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions based on nursing diagnosis and established goals
Qualifications for home health nurse
  • Minimum of one year prior professional nursing experience, home care or hospice experience preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience in home health patient care
  • Ability to function independently, problem-solve, prioritize and make decisions
  • Good listening skills and ability to assess the needs of the home care team in an accepting manner
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills in relating to associates and outside support personnel
  • Sympathetic attitude toward the care of the sick with the ability to deal effectively in a hostile or emotional associate, patient or physician situation
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Home Health Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of home health nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for home health nurse
  • Intervenes as applicable to changes in condition and reports such changes to appropriate supervisor and/or physician
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed, , monitors and documents effectiveness of intervention
  • Monitors the safety and effectiveness of the environment and equipment including universal precautions
  • Reviews plan of care, program protocols and identifies areas for healthcare teaching/education, care coordination, goal setting and discharge planning needs as applicable
  • Documents all physician collaboration/coordination of care in the medical record and communicates this information as needed
  • Supports profession practice by observing the following
  • Provides direct patient care as defined in State’s Nurse Practice Act
  • Prepares and coordinates clinical notes and progress notes
  • Assess patient's condition and chart effectively
  • Perform evaluation tasks such as vital signs and medication review
Qualifications for home health nurse
  • Minimum of one (1) year hospital Med Surg experience
  • Minimum of one (1) year recent certified Home Care (CHHA) experience
  • NYS RN License & Registration in good standing
  • Infection Control certificate
  • Valid Driver License, Registration and Automobile Insurance
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice in Oregon

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