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Department Name: Home Health (Nursing)

Hospital based Home Health agency employs nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, medical social worker and home health aide. Comprehensive medication review and instruction, wound assessment, treatment and teaching, infusion therapy, chronic disease management, palliative care. Serve patients of all ages, including pediatrics. Extremely high patient satisfaction ratings and consistently below the National average for re-hospitalization rates.

In a brief statement, from a staff perspective, what is most rewarding about working on your unit?

You are able to provide one-on-one care to the patient with the unique experience of providing care for the patient in their own home environment. We reduce the incidence of re-hospitalization which allows the patient to remain in their own home but receive the needed care. Home Health allows the independence and autonomy that is desired while still fostering a strong sense of teamwork.

Selling features/top reasons to work in unit:

  • Excellent teamwork
  • Low turnover
  • Flexibility with schedule
  • Minimal weekend/holiday requirements
  • Many long term, experienced staff to mentor new hires
  • Stability – agency has been in service for 32 years
  • Clinical ladder offers opportunity for professional advancement with increases in compensation
  • Mileage reimbursement provided

Unit details:

  • Number of total positions on Unit: 27 nursing
  • Average patient ratio: Planned expansion (and timeframe):
  • Total number of beds in the unit: N/A
  • Average census, census range: 246
  • Length of Patient Stay: N/A

Scheduling details:

  • Shifts offered (i.e., 8, 10, 12 hours): 8 hours; 8:30am-5pm
  • Weekend requirements: Some weekends required; nurses in our area typically work every 4th to 5th weekend
  • Holiday requirements: Do not staff on Christmas; 1 major holiday which is done on a rotating per year basis
  • Call requirements: expectation is 3 call shifts in a 6 week period; 5pm-12am. No visits made after 10pm

Technology / Equipment commonly used: Dell laptops; EMR is Crescendo, web based

Candidate screening:




ASN degree

BSN degree



Years experience

1 year med-surg required

2 years med-surg experience preferred