As the work-from-home industry continues to grow, someone with medicals skills and experience are now being sought after by healthcare providers to fill their at-home medical positions.
You might be wondering what can a nurse do from home. How can he or she help a patient without physically being there? I know, I had the same questions. The answer to that is simple – technology.
Technology has opened up the opportunity for nurses to take their hands-on skills and experience and work from the comfort of their own homes. As you’re about to find out, medical transcriptionist are not the only ones in demand with medical experience and now nurses are trading in the long hours and scrubs for jeans and a t-shirt and sitting on their couch helping patients.
Types Of Opportunities For Nurses
The first image I get of a nurse is someone taking a temperature reading or monitoring blood pressure, a more hands on type of responsibilities we would naturally associate nurses with. So what types of jobs can a nurse do from home?
There are three types of nurses that can help a patient without physically being in a doctor’s office or hospital, that’s a triage nurse, home-care nurse and case manager.
Here’s a little about what they do.
As a Triage Nurse, nurses will receive inbound calls for non-emergency situations. After a series of questions and assessments, the nurse will determine whether medical attention is needed and make a recommendation to the patient.
A Home-Care Nurse provides assistance to patients who prefer to receive medical care at home such as dialysis. They also administer medication and make necessary assessments for continued patient care.
A Case-Manager will be have a patient list and will be responsible for knowing their medical history, medication, diagnosis and prognosis, as well as tend to non-life threatening situations.Nurses, turn in your scrubs for jeans and a t-shirt and #workfromhome instead.Click To Tweet
Skills and Experience
A qualified candidate will have at minimum, a Medical Associate’s Degree, 5 years of work experience in acute care, and be familiar with medical terminology. In addition, there needs to be accurate typing and listening skills, ability to make medical assessments with accuracy and have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Work-from-Home Opportunities For Nurses
Here are some sites to check out to find work-from-home opportunities for nurses. Good luck!
Molina Healthcare (use telephonic in keyword)
Over To You
What are your thoughts about nurses working from home? Does this make you wonder the next time you call your doctor’s office will the nurse be working from home? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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