What does a Home Health Nurse do?

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.

What responsibilities are common for Home Health Nurse jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Home Health Nurse jobs?
  • 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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Home Health Nurse Salaries

Average Base Pay

£33,384 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£22K
Median: £33K
£51K
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Home Health Nurse Career Path

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L1
Home Health Nurse
£33,384/yr
L2
L1

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
26%
2 - 4
20%
5 - 7
0%
8+
54%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Home Health Nurse Insights

Read what Home Health Nurse professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Bridgeway Rehabilitation ServicesBridgeway Rehabilitation Services
Wellness Specialist
28 Nov 2021

“Terrible supervision As a new employee it was very awkward ever wanting to ask questions.”

Supportive Living SolutionsSupportive Living Solutions
Independent Living Specialist
24 Aug 2020

“Within this role I have been provided the opportunity to truly empower and improve individuals in our communities lives.”

Mid Hudson Managed Home CareMid Hudson Managed Home Care
Home Health Care Aide
20 Sept 2021

“My salary started at $12.50/hour and I was given a raise to $13.00/hr after a year.”

INCARE
In Home Care Giver
6 May 2021

“Good and Good good good”

Placement PartnersPlacement Partners
Independent Living Specialist
9 Mar 2022

“They didn't provide training and expected me to take on this task without extra compensation.”

Life ExtensionLife Extension
Wellness Specialist
5 Feb 2022

“In training we had meetings almost daily regarding our call quality and no one told me this.”

SOMASOMA
Community Health Worker
1 Aug 2021

“everything nothing great nice awesome fantastic good bad cheerful tough”

AT&TAT&T
IHX (In Home Expert)
21 Feb 2022

“Pay is good but not worth the stress”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Home Health Nurse

The most similar professions to Home Health Nurse are:
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Nursing Manager
  • Nurse Educator

The most common qualifications to become a Home Health Nurse is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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