Connect with patients one-on-one to help them maintain independence, as a nurse in a home-care setting.
In a home health care setting, a Nurse (either an LPN or RN) must wear many different hats. Nurses that thrive in-home care embrace the different responsibilities and expectations that they find in these roles compared to a traditional facility position. That’s why so many individuals search for home care nursing jobs in New England.
As a home care Nurse, your job will be to connect with your patients in a one-on-one environment that requires compassion and kindness. You will also be an educational resource—there to answer any and all questions that your patient or their family may have. This will require you to be knowledgeable about a vast number of topics and comfortable sharing your expertise with others.
As for the type of clients you can expect, while many home care agencies focus on senior or elderly clients, MAS Home Care also provides care for adults and pediatric clients. In these situations, home care Nurses can expect to work closely with families who desire their loved ones to remain at home while also allowing independence and quality care. In fact, allowing your patients to maintain their independence will be one of the primary focuses of your job.
Home care nursing jobs in New England can require the completion of a wide variety of tasks from administering medications to taking and monitoring vital signs. As a Nurse, you’ll then be expected to report all care information directly to the overseeing physician and/or family members. In addition to patient care and education, you will also be responsible for supervising any Nursing Assistants, as well as performing admissions, assessments, and case evaluations. You will be responsible for demonstrating safety methods and procedures, and taking corrective action as needed.
Whether you’re nursing in Massachusetts or looking for Maine nursing jobs, home care nurses must become certified or licensed by first obtaining an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for the state they wish to work in must also follow this education.
See each state’s specific guidelines below:
Opportunities abound for home care nursing jobs in New England. Demand for qualified home health care nurses continues to grow year after year, due in part to aging populations, though there has also been an increase in the need for adult and pediatric home health caregivers.
In addition, nurses in home care settings develop many sought-after skills as they perform in-home supervisory visits to ensure agency standards are being met by other caregivers and more. After gaining this valuable experience and honing your skill set, many home care nurses go on to take leadership positions in traditional environments including Director of Nursing.
If you think a home health care nursing job in New England sounds like the right fit for you, we have many positions available with flexible scheduling, competitive hourly rates, great benefits, and more. Isn’t it time to find a job that doesn’t just pay the bills but gives you a sense of satisfaction for a job well done?
We know that you’ll love working with our team of experienced staff.