At the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, our employees are our most valuable asset, so we’re looking for the best people to join our team. Why work for VNSNY? We know your career goals are important to you, but they’re not the only important thing, so we provide a well-rounded employment experience, competitive compensation and a generous benefits package to meet your needs. VNSNY is committed to helping you make progress toward a healthy and secure future.
VNSNY’s benefits package includes paid time off, healthcare (medical, dental and vision), a 401(k) plan with company contributions, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement and much more.
- Career and Professional Skills Development
- Clinical Orientation and Skills Development
- New Employee Orientation and Onboarding
- Employee Recognition
- Our Work Models
Management Development Program
Management Building Blocks Series includes five courses required for all newly promoted and hired people managers and supervisors. These course are designed to provide our staff who supervise employees with a more structured developmental experience. They include tools to successfully navigate from individual contributor to manager of people, as well as critical information around VNSNY policy, procedures, and regulations.
New Leader Assimilation
Session for new hires with more than four direct reports to support quicker and stronger leader and team assimilation. The objectives of this session are to support the team in gaining new insight about the leader as a person, and as a leader, to enable the team to share needs, questions and/or concerns in a safe, confidential way so that the new leader can address and support the team’s success going forward, and to expedite the time it takes for the team to establish itself as a performing team.
Our performance management process ensures that everyone contributes to organizational success. This ongoing process offers an opportunity for employees and supervisors to provide each other with feedback about objectives and key results and how they are growing and stretching together to achieve VNSNY’s goals. In addition, our performance management process embraces the growth mindset and incorporates our critical values of empathy, integrity, and agility.
ACE, which stands for Achieving a Culture of Excellence, was created at VNSNY in 2004 as a way to develop our future leaders. The participants are selected based on criteria such as job performance, leadership potential, and a desire to grow within the organization. Each element of ACE has been tailored to promote development in support of our core values: Empathy, Integrity and Agility.
Pre-Leader Foundations Development Program
This development program is open to all VNSNY individual contributors interested in leadership career development at VNSNY. This program will help employees who think they want to pursue leadership, people management roles to determine if it’s the right career path for them. Program participants explore key leadership skills and responsibilities and build pre-leader skills such as executive presence, interviewing techniques, and communication skills.
Regardless of your clinical specialty, you'll participate in an orientation program that will help prepare you for your role. You will receive the foundation of a strong orientation to VNSNY and ongoing professional development, whether in a classroom, online, or under the guidance of your manager. And our generous tuition reimbursement policy provides financial support for undergraduate, graduate, and professional certification studies pursued outside of the organization.
To help all employees succeed, VNSNY provides the right tools: a solid orientation and VNSNY's special Onboarding process to get you grounded; continual support and resources to address immediate questions; and training and development opportunities that prepare you for today’s demands and tomorrow’s rewards.
Since the inauguration of the ESPRIT Awards in 1990, VNSNY has honored over 1,400 staff members with this distinguished award. Employees are nominated by colleagues across the organization, and after a vigorous selection process, winners are chosen for demonstrating VNSNY’s organizational values of empathy, integrity, and agility.
The Marren Leadership Award to Promote Evidence-Based Practice & Quality Improvement
Is named for Joan Marren, former VNSNY Chief Operating Officer and President of VNSNY Home Care, the Marren Award provides a scholarship towards a master’s degree in nursing or other nursing-related advanced degree.
The Liota Award to Promote Cultural Diversity in Nursing Leadership
Is named after long-time VNSNY nurse and Queens Regional Vice President Marilyn Liota, this award is given each year to help an exemplary VNSNY nurse realize her or his leadership potential.
Partners in Care Annual Service Awards
Recognize employees celebrating milestone anniversaries including five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty and thirty-five years of service in addition to individual awards of excellence.
At VNSNY, we have reimagined how we work through embracing the benefits of remote and hybrid work models for our employees, creating a flexible, digital, and rewarding workplace. As the future of the workplace evolves, we will continue to build our IT infrastructure to support innovative ways of working which provide a positive employee experience.
We understand that not everyone can perform as well at their home office as they would in an actual office. This is why our hybrid work models include both onsite and remote work to meet the unique needs of our employee groups and ensure that we have appropriate support in place for everyone.
Our field staff, who deliver home healthcare in an external setting, is equipped with the tools, including smart phones and tablets, to perform their work. From these devices, they document in-home patient visits, confirm plans of care, check medications, and share information with patients’ physicians and VNSNY interdisciplinary teams through secure networks. As location-independent practitioners, our home healthcare field staff continue to be the backbone of our patient-focused workforce.
VNSNY offers comprehensive benefits to help you take charge of your health – and that of your family – and financial protection in the event of death or disability.
- Four medical options through Empire Blue Cross and Emblem Health
- Vision benefits included with medical
- Dental coverage through Delta Dental
- Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
Health and wellness
- Online wellness resources
- Well-being assessments
- Health coaching
- Health advocate support
- Smoking cessation program
- Health/fitness club discounts
- Flu vaccines
Life and Disability
- Company-paid life insurance
- Supplemental life insurance
- Company-paid short-term disability benefits
- Company-paid long-term disability benefits
- Supplemental long-term disability benefits
VNSNY knows that our employees have aspirations and needs that go beyond their careers. We provide programs to help you balance your personal and professional goals, including:
- Paid time off (vacation and holidays)
- Paid family leave
- Employee assistance program (EAP)
- Pre-tax commuter benefit
- Tuition reimbursement
- Credit union
- Employee discount programs
VNSNY offers tuition reimbursement for up to 18 credits per calendar year (limited to $12,000 per calendar year) to assist you in obtaining associate, baccalaureate or master’s degrees in work-related fields. Full-time employees are eligible after one year of continuous service.
VNSNY offers the Retirement Savings Plan to help you save for retirement. You are eligible to contribute, and receive a match, starting on your date of hire.
- Additional company basic contribution after one-year of service
- Financial coaching
- Retiree Medical
Employees represented by a union should review their collective bargaining agreement or contact the union for benefit information.