Travel Home Infusion Nurse Jobs
Make a Difference as a Travel Home Infusion Nurse
Providing care in someone's home is a huge responsibility, but as a home infusion nurse, you do so with patience and compassion. Home infusion nurses play a critical role in enhancing the quality of life for patients who prefer home treatment over a hospital setting. As a travel nurse, you do the infusion nursing work you love while exploring different parts of the country - and what could be better than that?
What is a home infusion nurse?
A home infusion nurse is a specialized healthcare professional who administers medication and provides care to patients requiring IV therapy in the comfort of their own homes. They have expertise in intravenous or subcutaneous infusions, including administering nutrients, medications, or other treatments such as chemotherapy. The home infusion therapy role requires strong critical thinking skills, the ability to work independently, and high proficiency in clinical procedures.
Typical Infusion Nurse Responsibilities:
- Prepare and administer IV medications through intravenous infusion, ensuring the proper dosing and timing of the treatment
- Monitor patient health and manage side effects
- Provide patient and family education on their treatment and how to manage it at home
- Coordinate with doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure a comprehensive approach to patient care
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 Infusion Nurse Jobs
Competitive payTravel nurses at Fusion experience pay transparency, which means you can see what you'll get paid before you apply for infusion therapy jobs.
Per diemYou qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem when you travel that can help you cover expenses like the cost of moving, transportation, and meals.
CertificationsLevel-up, nurse. State licenses and travel nurse requirements are reimbursed when you're a travel professional.
Travel lifeGrow and learn in your nursing career as you visit 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 home infusion travel nurse?
Once you've earned your registered nurse license, you should gain hands-on experience in a clinical practice, particularly in an area that administers intravenous (IV) therapy. This could be in a hospital with a medical surgical unit where you provide an inpatient infusion treatment, clinic, or outpatient facilities. It is also beneficial to undergo specialized training in IV therapy or a related field in a clinical care setting. This will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to administer home infusion services.
It is recommended that travel registered nurses have 12-18 months of experience before applying for travel jobs.
What is the average salary for infusion nurses?
The average salary for home infusion nurses can vary depending on factors such as location, years of experience, level of education, and the specific employer. However, according to data from PayScale, as of 2021, the average annual salary for home infusion nurses in the United States is approximately $77,000.
Are there any infusion nurse certifications I should consider?
Yes! While not always a requirement, obtaining a certification such as the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) credential from the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation can enhance your qualifications and demonstrate your specialized skills in infusion therapy.
Where are infusion travel nurse jobs available?
Home infusion nurses work in a variety of healthcare settings. Many positions are offered by home healthcare agencies that specialize in providing medical services in a patient's home. Pharmaceutical companies and home infusion companies also employ home infusion nurses to administer their products directly to patients through infusion therapies. Additionally, some hospitals and outpatient care centers have home health departments that employ home infusion nurses to deliver IV therapy.