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Libby1987, I work as a Charge Nurse on my unit and I'm also floor Supervisor for some shifts.
What nursing skills do you practice?
For instance in HH you need comprehensive assessment skills, strong pharmacology, knowledge of disease mgmt, care planning, multidisciplinary team leading, patient/caregiver teaching of disease mgmt/wound care/IV infusion/trach care, complex wound care, lab draws, resource utilization, discharge planning..
In additional to the above examples of nursing practice, in HH you are directly responsible for meeting and documenting regulatory compliance and reimbursement criteria as well as now being responsible for logistically scheduling and making patient visits, coordinating and ordering supplies, scheduling and performing aide supervisions and recertifications. The stronger your nursing skills the more time and energy you have to devote to learning regulatory and reimbursement aspects and managing a case load or following assigned cases while working out of your car.
Typing this out on my phone, hope it makes sense.