When you think of nurses you probably think of her/him at the bedside working in a hospital or nursing home. But there are work from home nursing jobs that still allow you to work for an employer, receive benefits, paid time off and all those other perks you get working for a hospital or nursing home. The difference is you do most if not all of your work from home.
No, I’m not talking about being self employed or owning/running your own business but real work from home nursing jobs. Although all of these jobs could easily be nurse entrepreneur businesses.
Here’s my list of 5 work from home nursing jobs
Telephone Triage or Telehealth – Most Telephone Triage nursing jobs are usually work from home. The company you work for supplies the software and any other equipment you may need, you just have to have a private room with a door for privacy. Read my post on what Telephone Triage or Telehealth Nursing is.
Medical Transcription– Having a knowledge of medical terminology, medical tests, procedures and the language that the medical profession is a perfect fit for a nurse who wants to work from home or wants to work part time making extra money.
You can work for hospitals, clinics, physicians, legal profession (those that deal with malpractice etc.) and Insurance companies. This is not a job that is going away according to Dept. of Labor, this is a job that is trending upwards and will continue as we prepare for EHR. And this is not a job that gets outsourced overseas on a regular basis, due to security and privacy issues this is still being done in the US.
The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), formerly the American Association for Medical Transcription, is an informative website. Here you will find out all you need to know about working as a Medical Transcription.
Legal Nurse Consultants – Doing this kind of consulting can be for a law firm or insurance company. You may have to work in house at first before being allowed to work from home. I do have a friend that has been with the same law firm for 5 years now and does most of her work from home. This is a subject to discuss when applying for the job.
Home Care Nursing – Now this I know about because I have been a Oncology Home Health Care Nurse for about 13 years now. Most of my work is done from home. I see patients in the morning and spend the afternoon finishing all the paperwork that needs to be in by the end of the day. Luckily its done on computer and transferred wirelessly to the office. I only go to the office for supplies and monthly meeting.
But this job is not for all nurses, you must be highly organized, able to work independently and have very good clinical skills. Not a job for a nurse fresh out of nursing school.
Sales/Marketing – How about working for a pharmaceutical or a Durable Medical Supply Company helping to sell their goods, moving them from the producer to the buyer. Your work would be done from home, with you having a territory (just like in home care) where you would meet with clients in person or on the phone selling or marketing a product or service.
You could represent a software company that is offering products related to EHR, Data management etc. You may even get a company car or an allowance for travel. So if you like selling this may be for you.
Just a side note to add here, if you are thinking that working as a health coach or case manager for an insurance agency will be a job you can work from home, think again. Most insurance agencies do not hire nurses right out of the gate to work from home. You will need to work a few years before being allowed to work from home.
If you love to be on your own then one of these jobs is for you. You’ll work independently, without someone looking over your shoulders or interrupting you.
Good luck in your search to find a work from home nursing job.