Home Health Nurse Salary
A Home Health Nurse earns an average wage of $25.49 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
|Salary||$40,004 - $74,275|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $11,360|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$38,617 - $78,679|
|Hourly Rate||$18.04 - $38.84|
|Overtime||$25.22 - $47.98|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $11,360|
|Total Pay (||$38,617 - $78,679|
Job Description for Home Health Nurse
A home health nurse provides health care to patients/clients. They may work in a patient’s home or in an assisted living facility; some positions require the nurse to have multiple patients and visit them at different home locations throughout the day. They listen to any patient issues, make diagnoses, and administer care such as dispensing medicines, caring for wounds, and ensuring any machines the patient is using are working. Continuing analysis of patients' status is required so that the care regimen may be modified as necessary; the nurse must have the discretion to make medical referrals if needed, especially if there is deterioration in a patient’s health. Additionally, the home health nurse may follow up with patients who have just been released from the hospital to make sure that their home care is adequate. The nurse might need to make sure that the house has meets adequate safety standards.Read More...
Many of these positions require the home health nurse to be a registered nurse, which requires nursing education and current certification. However, some positions do not require certification and instead require years of experience in the field. This position may require managerial experience, as they may supervise health aides and advise them on any needed improvements or corrections. Strong documentation and recordkeeping skills, are necessary and the home health nurse might be in charge of keeping track of multiple patients. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Home Health Nurse Tasks
- Visit patients in the home to perform technical procedures, infusion, patient assessment, patient education and other nursing duties.
- Assist with diagnostic, therapeutic and routine nursing procedures.
- Supervise and coordinate home health care staff.
- Coordinate and perform patient care activities with pharmacy, physician, home health agencies and referral source.
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Pay by Experience Level for Home Health Nurse
Pay by Experience for a Home Health Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Home Health Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 264 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Home Health Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 177 salaries. An experienced Home Health Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 147 salaries. A Home Health Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 109 salaries.
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