what is home care?

  1. There is an Ob spot open for home care? Is this like home health or something else.........here is the websites description:

    Utilizes the Nursing Process to practice professional nursing care, within an assigned area. Functions dependently, and interdependently, to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care of her assigned patients, adhering to the Texas Nurse Practice Act. Maintains the knowledge and skills required to deliver nursing care in her assigned area. Supports the mission, values, and vision of Woman's Hospital. Participates in quality control activities and performance improvement of the organization. Participates in On Call responsibilities as scheduled. Responsible for consulting with referring physicians and using the nursing process to care for individual patients. Performs other duties assigned by Department management according to policies and procedures and the mission of Woman's Hospital
    Last edit by Lorelai22RN on Mar 31, '07 : Reason: spelling
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   KellNY
    You might be doing diabetes care/check-ups with GDM moms, maybe assessing that baby is cared for and mom is recovering PP, check BPs, DTRs and Wts on PreEclamptic Pts, do a strip on a PTL pt, etc.
  4. by   Lorelai22RN
    Quote from KellNY
    You might be doing diabetes care/check-ups with GDM moms, maybe assessing that baby is cared for and mom is recovering PP, check BPs, DTRs and Wts on PreEclamptic Pts, do a strip on a PTL pt, etc.

    so does it involve traveling like home health?
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It can. Depends on where and how big an area you are covering. For example in a city/urban setting, you won't be traveling long distances, but may be required to go to various neighborhoods , some that are ok, others that are quite dangerous. IN rural areas, you will put a lot of miles on your vehicle doing the visits. I knew a HH nurse (She did OB and PP follow up visits) who traveled as far as 25-40 miles for her visits, including on Native American reservations. She loved doing this. Anyhow, you have good questions to ask at the interview or of the human resource person responsible for posting this ad.

    Good luck!
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 31, '07
  6. by   Lorelai22RN
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    It can. Depends on where and how big an area you are covering. For example in a city/urban setting, you won't be traveling long distances, but may be required to go to various neighborhoods , some that are ok, others that are quite dangerous. IN rural areas, you will put a lot of miles on your vehicle doing the visits. I knew a HH nurse (She did OB and PP follow up visits) who traveled as far as 25-40 miles for her visits, including on Native American reservations. She loved doing this. Anyhow, you have good questions to ask at the interview or of the human resource person responsible for posting this ad.

    Good luck!

    Thanks! Very helpful infor here

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