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Working As A Home Care Nurse

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $67,490

    Average Salary

What Does A Home Care Nurse Do At National Coalition of Healthcare Recruiters

* Supervises an interdisciplinary team of home care RNs, LPNs, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Nutritional Therapists, Social Workers, home health aides, and personal care aides
* Completes an in-home and a written performance evaluation of staff supervised: at the end of the three-month probationary period; and once per year on or within four weeks of the staff member's anniversary date.
* The in-home evaluation includes an assessment and observed demonstration of the delivery of care
* Reviews staff's previously set goals and establishes future goals for the upcoming year, during the annual performance evaluation of each staff member
* Monitors staff's completion of mandatory annual in-services, annual health evaluations, and the completion of the monthly safety in-services; documents status and discusses with staff during the annual performance evaluation
* Facilitates or performs education, training, and competency evaluations for appropriate staff for special care needs (i.e. Foley care, leg bag care, lift equipment)
* The Manager, Home Care RN is responsible for ensuring the provision of high quality home care services.
* Supervises the home care team and its practices to assure safe, effective, and efficient home care is provided by the home care team of RN's, LPN's, physical therapists, occupational therapists, special therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, dietitians, home health aides, and personal care aides.
* Implements and provides guidance on agency policies and procedures.
* Identifies areas of improvement or concerns and brings them to the attention of the Director of Clinical Services.
* Oversees the orientation, supervision, direction, and evaluation of nursing, therapy other professional and paraprofessional staff

What Does A Home Care Nurse Do At Lancaster General Health

* Performs initial assessment visit to develop Plan of Care that includes realistic and measurable age-appropriate patient goals in collaboration with the patient and members of the health care team.
* Implements and evaluates the interventions identified in the medical and nursing Plans of Care and initiates necessary revisions.
* Coordinates home health aides, LPN, patient/caregiver and families in the provision of care.
* Promotes continuity of care through coordination of patient services through participation in patient care conferences with clinical mangers and other healthcare members.
* Documents the delivery of care to comply with regulatory requirements, agency policy, procedures and standards of practice.
* Performs cognitive, cultural, readiness, literacy, and skills assessment of patient to develop educational plan in collaboration with patient/caregiver and members of the health care team and implements and evaluates individualized patient education plan based on age-specific criteria.
* Serves as a liaison with internal and external customers to assure effective communication.
* Acts as a patient advocate to promote goal attainment.
* Displays time management and organizational skills.
* Demonstrates knowledge of basic and advanced cardiac diseases and treatment of patients (examples include but are not limited to cardiac/lung transplant patients, new and end stage CHF patients, Ventricular Assist Device patients)
* Demonstrated IV competence as defined by the agency.
* SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:
* Participates in mandatory in services and educational activities as required.
* Assumes responsibility for ensuring own professional growth.
* Accountable for utilization and practice of systems thinking, teamwork, and customer service.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Home Care Nurse Do At Compass Group, North America

* Obtains daily production schedule and preparation requirements from the Chef.
* Prepares items on production sheets following established quantities and recipes.
* Completes and follows daily production worksheets and waste log sheets.
* Tastes completed meals to ensure quality.
* Operates and cleans equipment per department procedures after each use.
* Stores, labels and dates all food items according to policy.
* Follows HACCP guidelines.
* Completes all required documentation, reports, logs as required.
* Complies with federal, state and local health and sanitation regulations and department sanitation procedures.
* Takes orders from customer and prepare items requiring short preparation time.
* Serves customers in an efficient and friendly manner.
* Completes orders from steam tables and grill and serves customers at multiple stations.
* Uses approved food recipes and production standards to ensure proper quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
* Operates and cleans equipment per department procedures after each use.
* Stores, labels and dates all food items according to policy.
* Follows HACCP guidelines to ensure quality and safety of food supply.
* Resolves customer concerns.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry
* Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.
* At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
* Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
* Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position.
* While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. /
* Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)./
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What Does A Home Care Nurse Do At Nursing Careers

* administering medication, developing treatment plans, educating patients and families, recording symptoms, and much more.
* This is a very autonomous role and the ideal candidate will have a strong nursing background and strong communication skills.
* The hospital is located in a breathtaking area of New York that offers stunning scenery and easy access to Lake Ontario.
* This is the perfect location to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and a long list of outdoor activities.
* This top-notch hospital plans to move quickly to bring an experienced Home Health Staff Nurse on board.
* This role will provide a great compensation package and full array of

What Does A Home Care Nurse Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

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* Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development, assessment range of treatment, and care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served
* Promotes customer service initiatives along with Skyline Medical Center Service Values.
* All behaviors fully support positive customer service
* Documents all patient care.
* Utilized Nursing Process for individual care to meet needs of patients.
* Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills and procedures.
* Promotes compliance with National Patient Safety Goals

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How To Become A Home Care Nurse

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.


In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.


Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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Home Care Nurse Career Paths

Home Care Nurse
School Nurse Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
10 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Supervisor Nurse Manager
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
School Nurse Clinical Instructor Nurse Educator
Clinical Nurse Educator
12 Yearsyrs
Nurse Manager Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
11 Yearsyrs
Career Coordinator Support Specialist Direct Support Professional
Home Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Nurse Case Manager Registered Nurse Case Manager Clinical Services Director
Hospice Director
11 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Nurse Practitioner Staff Nurse
House Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Career Manager Senior Technician Specialist Licensed Practical Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse/Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Case Manager Clinical Manager Nursing Director
Nurse Case Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Nurse Manager Unit Manager Nurse
Nurse Educator
10 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Clinical Coordinator
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Nurse Manager
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Registered Nurse Case Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Case Manager Nursing Director Clinical Coordinator
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Office Nurse Licensed Practical Nurse
Resident Services Director
6 Yearsyrs
Nurse Practitioner Mental Health Nurse Home Health Nurse
Telephone Triage Nurse
10 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Supervisor Case Manager
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Nursing Director Instructor Personal Trainer
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Home Care Nurse Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • Italian

  • Korean

  • Greek

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

  • Hindi

  • Mandarin

  • Hebrew

  • Filipino

  • Cantonese

  • Swedish

  • Swahili

  • Shona

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Real Home Care Nurse Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Cricital Care Nurse (ER) Cambridge Healthcare LLC Houston, TX Sep 09, 2010 $61,754
Long Term Home Care Nurse Manager Allied Professional Nursing Care Upland, CA Oct 01, 2010 $60,523
Alpha Allied Home Care, INC Alpha Allied Home Care, Inc. West Palm Beach, FL Oct 15, 2009 $52,175 -
Home Care Registered Nurse Firely Pediatric Services Harleysville, PA Oct 01, 2011 $50,088

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Top Skills for A Home Care Nurse


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Top Home Care Nurse Skills

  1. IV
  2. Patient Care Plans
  3. Vital Signs
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supported the Director in explaining the daily activities to each resident according to their specific needs and therapeutic goals.
  • Served as case manager: Use of nursing process in the development, application, and revision of patient care plans.
  • Administered medications and fluids through IV lines, monitored reactions and vital signs, and assisted with mobility and hygiene.
  • Provide all home health care needs including administering medication for fragile elderly patient.
  • Provided comfort and hospice care to terminally ill residents as well as collaborates with and offers support to family members.

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