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Traveling Home Health Jobs

Make a difference as a traveling home health professional

You’re more than a caregiver. You’re a reassuring presence that turns homes into havens of healing. You want to bring a ray of comfort and personalized care directly to the doorsteps of patients in need. What would you do if we told you that you can do just that as a traveling home health professional?

Being a traveling home health professional isn’t just a job, it’s a lifestyle that merges your love for people and healthcare with the thrill of exploring new places. Not only can you look forward to working in the homes of patients across the country, but you can also anticipate refining your skills, working with home health nurses, and growing both personally and professionally. Pack your bags, buckle in for the ride, and let the travel life be your next big exploration! 

What are traveling home health professionals?

Traveling home health professionals, such as home health nurses, work travel home health jobs in patient homes, whether they’re located in the bustling city (like in home health San Diego or home health Oakland) or in quieter locations (like home health Union City). Typically, travel home health nurse jobs last for around 13 weeks, creating a perfect harmony between adventure and stability.        

Home health professionals are kindhearted caregivers who bring healthcare services directly to individuals in the comfort of their homes, providing personalized, tailored care to the unique needs of the patient. These home health nurses are registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who work their restorative magic to create a space where patients feel comfortable, cared for, and on the path to wellness. 

    Choose where you go

    With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.

    Advantages & perks for traveling home health and hospice jobs

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    Competitive pay 
    Home health nurse travelers are wanted all over the country. With pay transparency, you can see your traveler pay package upfront before you even apply.  
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    Stipend
    A home health travel career means you qualify for a weekly, tax-free stipend to help cover housing, transportation, meals, and other expenses.  
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    Licensing  
    Don’t let the cost of licenses and certifications stop you from following your dreams. When you become a traveling home health nurse or other professional, you can get your state licenses and certifications fully reimbursed by Fusion Medical Staffing.  
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    Explore the U.S. 
    From lively city vibes to the peaceful countryside, working travel RN jobs and other travel jobs allow you to experience all the U.S. has to offer and build a rewarding life. Healthcare travel is more than a job, it’s a journey of adventure, making memories, and bringing your skills to different corners of the country.  

    Medical traveler compliance & licensure 

    Working travel home health nurse jobs is an exciting way for you to grow your experience, but what if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications that you don’t have? Lucky for you, you have a team of experts helping you every step of the way. We’re here to help ensure you have the training and the financial assistance you need to cover the cost of licensing and certifications.   

    Licenses & certifications  

    Licensing and certification can be confusing. It’s hard enough keeping up with the requirements of your home state, but now you have to get compliant for places you’ve never been. Work with your travel nurse recruiter, compliance experts, clinical liaisons, and facility to double-check all relevant credentials required for all travel nurse jobs.   

    Compliance requirements 

    Compliance requirements for travel nurse professionals are essential checks to make sure your important information is up to date. Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your travel nurse specialty.  

    The three parts of compliance:  

    • Occupational health records: required immunizations and health examinations  
    • Documentation: tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses  
    • Testing: certifications, online trainings, and workplace safety exams  

    F.A.Q.s

    How long is a typical home health travel nurse job assignment?  

    Most home health travel nurse jobs last around 13 weeks (about 3 months). This timeframe allows you to dive into the rhythm of a new place, make an impact, and move on to another city. Alternatively, if you love your placement, there’s always the possibility of extending your travel job even longer.

    How much experience do I need to be a traveling home health registered nurse?  

    If you’re a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or other position in the home health field, you’ll need to first collect experience before you can travel. To officially change your job title to “home health traveler,” you must have at least 12 months of combined total experience within your specific modality within the last three years, as well as six months of additional combined total home health experience within the past three years.  

    How does travel home health pay work? 

    Travel home health pay can be confusing, so we’re here to break it down. How much you make exactly depends on your level and field of home health expertise, the location you want to work in, the travel nurse staffing agency you work with, and the hospital or healthcare facility you work in. Made up of an hourly wage, housing stipend, and travel reimbursements, your average salary goes beyond a weekly paycheck.  

    The main portion of home health traveler pay packages is the hourly rate, which encompasses a bill rate (what agencies can charge a hospital for your services) and a pay rate (what you pocket per hour).

    In addition to your hourly wage, you may also receive an optional tax-free housing stipend that covers the cost of temporary accommodation. If you opt for this perk, you’ll receive a predetermined allowance for housing every week. If you don’t want to find your own housing, you can work with our housing department, and they’ll get you all set up.

    Finally, home health travel nurses are entitled to reimbursement for select travel expenses, like mileage or continued education fees.  

    Do home health travelers receive benefits like health insurance?  

    Whether you receive all the benefits like health insurance depends on the staffing agency you’re working with. At Fusion Medical Staffing, our travelers have the choice between several comprehensive health insurance packages, as well as dental insurance, vision insurance, worker’s comp insurance, professional liability insurance, 401(K) investment and matching, short-term disability, and more.  

    Can I travel with my family or pets? 

    Yes! Healthcare travel doesn’t have to be a solo mission — it can be a family adventure including your spouse, partner, kids, and pets.   

    Your loved ones are a critical part of your life, so if you decide to bring a plus one (or two or three or four) on your travel nurse job, we’re here to help. From finding pet-friendly housing or researching accommodations with enough room for your whole family, your Fusion Medical Staffing recruiter is here for you.   

    Why should I choose to travel with Fusion Medical Staffing? 

    We’re not your average healthcare staffing agency, we’re a ✨cool ✨ healthcare staffing agency. Aside from an array of exciting travel home health job opportunities and killer benefits, you’ll get personalized attention with dedicated clinical support, certification and continued education reimbursement, and the freedom to control your own career when you travel with us. We’re not just about finding you a job, but rather curating an experience that fits your vibe and lifestyle.    

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