Travel Home Health Clinical Manager
Make a Difference as a Home Health Clinical Manager
A home health manager plays a pivotal role in overseeing healthcare delivery within a patient's home setting. From planning, directing, and coordinating of home healthcare solutions and services to assessing clients' needs, developing care plans, coordinating with other healthcare professionals, your role is vast and varied.
Travel nursing as a home health clinical manager is a job for the kind-hearted, adventure seekers out there who live to care for others. As a travel registered nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure.
What is a home health clinical manager?
Home health clinical managers – or clinical manager registered nurses (RN) – are the first in the management chain of command. Home health nurse managers are involved with both the financial and personnel aspects of an agency. They are typically responsible for direct supervision of the caregiving staff, resolve scheduling issues, answer caregiver questions, ensure patient visits are made on schedule, and mitigate staffing problems as they arise. A home health nurse manager understands the role of the field clinician and can teach direct patient care best-practices. They often work to put new policies in place that improve patient care. Home health nurse managers are responsible for driving the organization forward and, above all, setting the tone and leadership for all other job functions in a successful organization.
Typical Home Health Manager Responsibilities:
- Oversee the coordination of patient needs and care, ensuring that care plans are implemented properly and adapted as necessary based on changes in patients' conditions
- Supervise a team of healthcare professionals, which may include registered nurses, therapists, and home health aides
- Ensure quality care that aligns with industry standards and regulations
- Conduct regular audits, implement corrective action plans, maintain clinical documentation requirements, and monitor patient satisfaction
- Ensure all healthcare professionals within their team adhere to established policies and procedures to maintain a safe, effective, and compliant environment
- Oversee the management of patient cases, involving assessment, planning, facilitation, and advocacy for options and services to meet patients' health needs
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 Travel Home Health Jobs
Competitive payTravel professionals are the backbone of health care. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
Per diemTravel nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
CertificationsLevel-up, nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
Travel lifeSee new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.
Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure
Being a travel nurse is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!
Degrees and Certifications
Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to is easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all travel jobs.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams
Who can become a travel home health clinical nurse manager?
After earning your degree from an accredited school and becoming a registered nurse, aspiring home health clinical managers should accumulate experience in clinical nursing, ideally with a focus on home healthcare. This helps to develop practical skills and a broader understanding of patient care in a home setting. Some employers may prefer or require a Master’s degree in Nursing or Healthcare Administration and Clinical Studies. While not always required, obtaining certification as a home health professional can enhance job prospects. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and other organizations offer relevant certifications.
Experienced home health nurses with a current state license and 12-18 months of registered nurse experience in their field can apply for travel home health nursing jobs. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer.
What is the average salary for a home health clinical manager?
On average, a home health clinical manager nurse in the United States earns an annual salary ranging from $70,000 to $90,000, according to Payscale and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This range however can vary significantly based on factors such as geographical location, years of experience, size of the home health agency, and other specialized skills. Typically, these professionals are compensated more in urban locales where the cost of living is higher. Additionally, those with an advanced degree or specialization may command higher salaries.
Do travel home health nurse jobs offer benefits?
Fusion offers three Medical plans to choose from, one PPO plan and two High Deductible Plans, as well as Dental benefits, Vision benefits, Basic Life, and Short-Term Disability. If traveling to the state of Hawaii, Hawaii has its own mandated coverage and you will be offered that coverage at that time. If you were previously on the BCBS Nebraska Medical coverage and/or the Ameritas Dental and Vision, this coverage will be terminated when moving to Hawaii for an assignment.
Will taking a home health nursing job help my nursing career?
Travel registered nurse jobs are beneficial because they expose you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provide the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.