HomeHealth caregivers have the opportunity to advance their careers in a number of ways:
- Leveraging our tuition assistance program, our caregivers can complete Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree programs, as well as utilize our pre-pay tuition at approved colleges for RN-BSN programs.
- Support may be available for certain certifications.
- Nursing clinical ladder (specific to certified home health).
- Caregivers are eligible for career advancement moving between private duty and visits or even to ChristianaCare hospitals or physician practices.
Fellowship opportunities for experienced nurses
The ChristianaCare HomeHealth RN Fellowship is a six-month, intensive program for experienced nurses who possess more than one year of nursing experience, but less than one year of home health or hospital-based experience. The fellowship includes a combination of classroom, hospital training and precepting by experienced home care nurses in the field.
Transitioning from hospital, long-term care/rehab or physician practice into home health is a big step. Upon completion of an interview with our leadership team, potential future caregivers can request an opportunity to shadow an existing caregiver to acquire a taste of the home care experience.
Have a voice and join a council with your colleagues
Several multidisciplinary, system-wide councils within the shared-governance structure are available for home health caregivers’ participation.
- Home Health Practice Council
- Home Health Nurse Liaison Practice Council
- Home Health Private Duty Nursing Practice Council
- Home Health Professional Governance Steer Council
- Professional Nursing Council
- Nursing Assembly
- Education Development and Advancement Council
- And of course, many more!
Benefits of being a ChristianaCare HomeHealth caregiver
- Ability to attend lectures and discussions on site
- Access to CE Direct — allows clinicians to participate in lessons online to obtain continuing education credits
- Occasional live in-service events
- Be a part of an interdisciplinary team of caregivers working together to serve the same patient population
This 52-week HomeHealth Nurses Residency program will provide a comprehensive, structured combination of didactic and clinical experiences that will equip new HomeHealth nurses with the knowledge and tools to become successful in this specialty area. This blended learning program is focused on the Home Care environment while incorporating a foundation of nursing clinical skills and the nursing process for home health care. Clinical experiences include chronic disease management for adult patients, post-op care, IV infusion management, wound/ostomy, tracheostomy, drains/tubes, central venous catheters, urinary catheters, and other continuing education opportunities.