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 travel nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure. It's not science (for once).
What is a Home Health Travel Nurse?
A Home Health RN is a qualified healthcare professional who provides 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 RNs carry out tasks such as administering medications, monitoring vital signs, providing wound care, and coordinating with doctors to implement tailored healthcare plans. Home Health Nurses also play a pivotal role in educating 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 Registered 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 in their homes
- Respond to health emergency situations promptly
- Maintain patient confidentiality and ensure all healthcare documentation complies with regulations and standards
Home Health Travel Nursing Locations
There’s no one right path in travel nursing, just a lot of opportunities waiting to be grabbed. Home Health Nurses, you can choose your location from the state down to the city and the type of facility you want to work in. There’s no easier way to find your next travel nursing job.
Advantages & Perks for Travel Nursing Jobs
Travel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
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.
Level-up, Nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
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 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 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 their homes, home health nursing could be an excellent path for you!
Experienced Home Health Nurses with 12-18 months 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 salary for a Home Health Travel Nurse?
When it comes to compensation for an RN Home Health, 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, on average, in the United States, a registered nurse can expect to earn around $77,600 per year.
However, travel nurses often earn more than their staff RN counterparts due to a number of factors. For one, travel nursing 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 Travel Nurse certifications I should consider?
Yes! As an ICU 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 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 a Home Health Travel Nursing job help my nursing career?
Travel nursing 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.