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Home care nursing is one of the fastest-growing areas of the nursing profession. Keeping patients safe and as healthy as possible in the comfort of their homes demands creativity, collaboration, and active listening. The rewards can be profound — to the nurse, to the patient and to the family being served, and to the field of population health, which ultimately affects us all. The Home Care RN provides one-on-one skilled nursing care for patients through professional knowledge and observation, interviewing, and physical examination. Ideal candidates will possess the ability and desire to work both autonomously in the field, as well as collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.
As a Home Care RN, you will provide skilled one-on-one nursing care to maximize your patient’s physical, cognitive, social, and behavioral well-being. This role requires a solid foundation of both clinical and assessment skills coupled with strong critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills. Home care nursing delivers holistic, patient-centered care allowing patients to achieve a higher level of independence at home and in the community.
"By providing care right where someone lives, home care nurses help aging or homebound individuals stay rooted and engaged in their communities and live a safe and independent life for many years—avoiding the isolation and dependency that can develop in a nursing home. Whether it’s a voice on the phone or a knock on the door, nurses know that home is where most people feel safe and connected to their community."Sharon Paul-Sylvestre VNSNY Home Care Nurse
"As nurses, the skilled interventions we’re trained to do are the part of the job we can control. We can’t regulate people’s behavior, though. One of the biggest issues is getting patients to fully understand the part they need to play in their own care. Knowing how important it is to encourage such “health literacy” inspires me to be patient, compassionate—and persistent. Our VNSNY training teaches cultural sensitivity, which is helpful, but at the end of the day nurses also need to be clever psychologists to understand patients’ obstacles to compliance and self-care. How you talk to patients is just as important as what you say. Even as we’re educating, which is a huge part of the job, we need to be motivational as well. "Atinuke “Tinu” Fadamiro VNSNY Home Care Nurse
Staten Island Region
"My job is always evolving! There is always something new—it keeps me on my toes. I first got into home care nursing because of the flexible schedule that would accommodate my taking my kids to school in the morning. I still love working in the home setting because I get to spend one-on-one time with my patients and their families without the stress of a hospital setting. I try to make life as easy for my patients as I can."Mary Geraldine McAleer VNSNY Home Care Nurse
VNSNY's Mission is to improve the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost effective healthcare in the home and community. We value the role our home care nurses play in serving the community with their depth of knowledge, experience, and passion for making a difference in the lives of their patients.
Home Care Nursing: ‘Finally, Somebody’s Listening’
There's No Place Like Home: A first-person perspective into some of the many ways home care nurses go above and beyond their standard job descriptions as they care for their patients.
Stories of Care: Every day, our dedicated staff provide hands-on expert care to New Yorkers who need it. These are their stories.
The benefits available include medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, retirement, and savings plans.
Medical • Dental • Vision
Employee Assistance Plan
Healthy Lifestyles Wellness Benefits
Short and Long-Term Disability Benefits
Health Care Account
Dependent Care Account
Commuter “TRIP” Benefit
Retirement Savings Plan
403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan
Management Development Program
Comprehensive Clinical Orientation for New Hires and Onboarding “buddy”
Ongoing Clinical Education including instructor-led, webinars, and eLearning
Full-time staff earn up to 31 days of PTO (over a 12-month period)
Up to 18 credits per calendar year (or $12,000 per calendar year)
Looking for a Registered Nurse, RN to coordinate and provide high quality multidisciplinary health services for patients in the assigned region consistent with Agency philosophy, policy, goals and objectives, and Standards of Nursing Practice. Works under moderate supervision.
Assesses the physical, social and psychological needs and living conditions of the patient through professional knowledge and skills of observation, interviewing and physical examination.
· Travels to patients’ homes and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities, single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using approved transportation options to deliver direct care to the patient.
· Acts as the coordinator of care for the multidisciplinary team by providing care to patients collaborating/making/confirming referrals to other disciplines /community agencies and ordering supplies/services and ensuring they are delivered as needed. Consults patient’s MD and follows-up on problematic situations affecting care such as abnormal clinical findings or medication discrepancies.
· Establishes/implements/revises a plan of care with input from appropriate multidisciplinary health team members (i.e., physician, OT, PT, SW, SLP, family members) based on goals mutually acceptable to the patient and significant others. Implements the care plan by ongoing assessment, planning, coordination, counseling, teaching and supervision.
· Oversees/supervises the care being provided to the patient by Licensed Practical Nurses and paraprofessionals through regular home visits (every two weeks or sooner), which are in compliance with regulatory requirements. Assesses the patient’s condition and updates the plan of treatment, as needed.
· Provides nursing care in accordance with Agency policies, practices, procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching, bending and stretching to deliver patient care.
· Performs other related duties and participates in special project, as assigned.
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State required. Valid driver's license or NYS Non-Driver photo ID card, may be required as determined by operational/regional needs.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an approved program preferred, Associate's Degree required.
Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in a medical/surgical environment preferred. Homecare experience preferred. Skilled nursing experience required. Bilingual skills maybe required, as determined by operational needs. Demonstrated computer skills may be required based on operational needs.
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