Travel Home Health Nurse Jobs

Make a Difference as a Home Health Travel Nurse

It's no surprise you have a knack for helping those around you. It's likely why you got into nursing in the first place! You’re all about listening to your patients, but are you ready to listen to that inner voice telling you to travel? Travel nursing has its perks. You get to do a job you love, feel fulfilled at each day's end, explore new cities and spaces, and of course, make some pretty great cash. Travel nursing is a job for the kind-hearted, adventure seekers out there who live to care for others around the clock because people do not fall ill on a schedule, as much as that would make things easier.

Live and work in the location of your dreams and get paid to do it. As a home health care travel nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure. It's not science (for once).

What is a home health travel nurse?

Home health nurses are qualified healthcare professionals who provide specialized care in a patient’s home setting. This role is significant in healthcare as it allows patients who are recovering from illnesses, surgeries, or managing chronic conditions to receive high-quality care in the comfort of their own private housing. Home health nurses carry out tasks such as administering medications, monitoring vital signs, providing wound care, and coordinating with doctors to implement tailored healthcare plans.

These nurses also play a pivotal role in educating home health patients and their families about self-care and disease management strategies. This unique form of care is designed to promote healing, improve quality of life, and maintain patient autonomy as much as possible.

Typical Home Health Nurse Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular patient assessments, including physical, psychosocial, and environmental parameters
  • Administer medications, wound care, and other personalized interventions as directed by medical professionals
  • Educate patients and their families on disease management, self-care, and wellness strategies
  • Coordinate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to develop individualized care plans
  • Document the patient’s health status and nursing care in a timely and accurate manner
  • Assist patients with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of patients during their home health experience
  • Respond to health emergency situations promptly
  • Administrative duties such as maintain patient confidentiality and ensure all healthcare documentation complies with regulations and standards

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 Home Health Travel Nursing Jobs

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Competitive pay
Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
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Per diem
Travel 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.
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Certifications
Level-up, nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
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Travel Life
See 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 home health 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 your next job.

Compliance Requirements

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

FAQs

Who can become a home health travel nurse?

Anyone with a passion for helping others and the necessary qualifications can become a home health nurse. Typically, one must first become a registered nurse by completing a nursing program and passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Some home health nurses may further specialize in areas such as geriatric, pediatric, or palliative care. This role requires excellent communication skills, a compassionate bedside manner, and the ability to work independently. So, if you're interested in a rewarding career where you can make a significant impact on people's lives right in patients' homes, home health travel nursing could be an excellent path for you!

Experienced home health nurses with at least two years of hospital-based 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 travel home health nurse salary?

When it comes to compensation for home health travel nurses, income can vary based on your level of experience, the region you're working in, and the specific requirements of your role. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States, the average salary of a registered nurse is $77,600 per year.

However, travel home health nurses often earn more than their staff RN counterparts due to a number of factors. For one, home health travel nurse contracts generally offer attractive pay packages which include stipends for housing, travel, and meals, in addition to the base salary. This is largely due to the high demand and urgent need for their specialized skills in various healthcare settings across the country, especially in areas experiencing nursing shortages. While the job involves moving from one place to another, the financial benefits can make it a rewarding choice for many. It's a rewarding career, not only financially but also emotionally, as they make a significant difference in the lives of patients and their families during a challenging time.

Are there any common home health nurse certifications I should consider?

Yes! As a home health travel nurse, you may choose to pursue certifications to enhance your knowledge and professional development. The most commonly required certifications are Home Health Nursing Certification (RN-BC) and Basic Life Support (BLS). While not usually required for intensive care unit positions, registered nurses can pursue additional certifications such as Home Care Clinical Specialist - Ostomy Management (HCCS-OM) and Certified Pediatric Home Care Nurse (PHCN).

What type of travel nursing jobs make the most money?

Typically, the most in-demand travel nursing jobs are those that require highly specialized training, knowledge, and experience. This includes registered nurse positions in the Cardiac Cath Lab, ICUs, Emergency Rooms, and Operating Rooms. Fusion Medical Staffing provides weekly pay estimates for most travel nursing jobs we have available which include the combined hourly pay and available stipend amounts for housing, travel, and per diem.

Will taking travel home health jobs help my nursing career?

Home health travel nurses who take travel jobs are exposed to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provided the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.

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