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Home Care Work FAQs

Applying for a Position

Q: What happens to my application when I apply online?
A: Your application is automatically routed to the appropriate recruiter in Human Resources who reviews applications daily. Your skills and experience will be compared with the requirements for the job.

Q: When will I be contacted after I successfully apply online?
A: You will receive an automatic e-mail notification after you submit your application. Note that this may be the only correspondence you receive about your status. Because of the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates who best match the requirements for the position. Please be sure to read the requirements listed for each job prior to applying.

Q: I submitted my application but haven’t been contacted. What should I do?
A: You can revisit our website to see if the position you applied for is still available. There is no limit to the number of positions you can apply for, and you are encouraged to review additional opportunities.

Q: Why is it important to provide a resume/work history?
A: Attaching resumes to your application will allow recruiters to compare your skills and experiences to those that best fit the job. If you are hired, it will also allow recruiters to place you appropriately within our salary ranges.

Q: How long is my application kept on file?
A: All applications remain on file for one year.  However, once a job is filled, the job is closed out and although your profile is active, you must apply for additional jobs which interest you.  Please remember to keep your contact information and work history up to date.

Careers in Home Health Care

Q: Why should I consider a career in the home health care industry? 
A: Home care is one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. economy.   A career in home health care is tranferable to anywhere in the country.  Additionally, those who work in the home health care field enjoy the satisfaction of one-to-one care in the patient’s home environment, excellent benefits and competitive salaries. The home health care industry is  supportive of continuing education and professional advancement.

Q: What kinds of jobs are available?
A: Many types of positions are available at Partners  HealthCare at Home. Some positions such as nurses, social workers, certified home health aides, physical therapists/physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists/certified occupational therapy assistants, speech-language pathologists and nutritionists, work directly with patients daily. Others work behind the scenes and have less direct contact with patients but are instrumental to our success such as clinical managers, quality improvement clinicians , staff educators and  other administrative staff supporting our referral, scheduling and financial services.

Q: What type of education is required?
A: The educational requirements vary depending on the career you choose. Some careers require a bachelor’s degree, whereas others require an associate degree. Still others require certification or completion of a series of classes that is aligned with a national standard. Most careers in health care offer career ladders, or opportunities for advancement. For certain positions, acquiring a master’s degree or a doctorate is recommended or required to advance.

Q: Is a license required?
A: Most positions in health care that involve direct patient care require a license or certification. This license or certification is usually obtained after passing a state or national test. Some positions that are behind the scenes also require a license or certification. However, this is not true for all positions. To get the most up-to-date information about a specific position, search the job postings on the Partners Health Care at Home website and read the requirements that are listed.