You can do a world of good as an enrolled nurse in home care. Use your medical knowledge, and compassion to work with clients in their home to provide care after surgery, injury, or illness.
Enrolled nurses in home care are vital in supporting individuals with more medical related concerns.
Enrolled nurses help people by providing medical care after an individual has had surgery or is recovering from injury or illness to help them maintain their dignity, independence and stay closer to family.
In this role, you can expect to undertake tasks like:
Medication management and IV therapy
Is a career as an enrolled nurse right for you?
Individuals who excel in home care nursing roles possess a good understanding of the healthcare sector and a keen awareness of diverse clients’ needs. You will confidently conduct clinical assessments, formulate a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, recommend interventions, and monitor progress over time. This will ensure that individuals receive appropriate care tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.
Qualities of an enrolled nurse
To be an enrolled nurse you will need:
Advanced skills in nursing
Be able to implement and monitor care for a person with acute health conditions
Be able to administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy
Exceptional communication skills
Effective time management skills
Administration and attention to detail
Critical thinking skills
Monitoring and social perceptiveness skills
We also know that certain types of people are well suited to the role. If you have any or all the following, a career in enrolled nursing might be for you:
Positive attitude and energy
Growth mindset, looking to take on challenges and increase their own abilities
Compassionate, and have passion for the sector, empathetic and dedicated
Passion for helping people
Respectful, honest, strong moral principles
Supportive and encouraging towards others
Rapport and relationship-building skills
Home care enrolled nurse
“This is where I’ve always wanted to be – going to work every day makes me happy.”
Credentials, training, and certifications
To work as an enrolled nurse in home care there are a few basic requirements.
You need to have a drivers licence and access to a vehicle
You must have an up to date First Aid Certificate
You are required to be up to date with vaccinations including flu and COVID-19
You need to hold a Diploma of Nursing (HLT54121)
If you don’t yet hold a Diploma of Nursing (HLT54121) our home care career specialists can work with you to find funded training.
There’s such a demand for enthusiastic workers who are ready to learn, if you show up with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, you can create an extraordinary career.