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Registered Nurse, Hospice Home Care, RN (Brooklyn)


VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care provides expert, readily available, comprehensive, and compassionate care to a patient in their own home, an assisted living facility, a nursing home or hospice residence. We are the resource of choice for hospice and palliative care information, education and service for every resident and health care provider in Metropolitan New York. Hospice care, which focuses on bringing quality of life to the end of life, is a decidedly collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavor. Together, our Hospice team of professionals provide physical, emotional and logistical support to the patient and family members. The care is, by nature, holistic. Dream big. Live your passion and come join us at VNSNY.

  • Full-Time and Per Diem
  • NYS RN license required; Minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience including at least six months of Hospice, or Med/Surg or ICU or Emergency Dept or Home Care, Palliative Care, Oncology or Long Term Care experience, required.
  • VNSNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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At VNSNY, you will provide expert hospice care to meet a broad spectrum of patient needs, including symptom management, provide guidance on disease progression and facilitate communication between patient/family and physician. If you have an interest in hospice care and a background in end of life, medical-surgical, oncology, emergent or critical care, a nursing career with VNSNY could be the highly rewarding experience you have been looking for.

  • Good listener 7
  • Communicator 8
  • Compassionate 10
  • Team player 9
  • Organized 5
  • Proactive 6
Traits are on a scale of 0 to 10

Additional Traits

  • Open-minded
  • Patient
  • Balanced
  • Personable
  • Insightful
  • Efficient
  • Technologically savvy
  • Quick-thinking

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  • Rosemary Baughn

    "VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care is the largest home-based hospice program in New York City and is currently VNSNY’s single fastest-growing service. As a leader in this expanding market, we recognize the importance of providing our clinicians with the tools and support they need to provide the kind of mission-driven care that has defined VNSNY for the past 125 years. I invite you to join our team of professionals and move forward with us in transforming end-of-life care."

    Rosemary Baughn Senior Vice President
    VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Salena Cummins

    "Being invited into a family's intimate circle during such a tender chapter in their lives is an honor. Hospice work is an opportunity to be helpful that gives me immense satisfaction. Also, I appreciate my co-workers because the compassion they show patients and families, they also show each other. As a hospice nurse, I never feel alone in the field. "

    Salena Cummins VNSNY Hospice Home Care RN
  • Sarah Micley

    "The work we do in hospice is incredibly special and rewarding. The support we provide through end-of-life and after, ensures that patients and caregivers have comfort, dignity and quality of life. I came to VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care as an RN Hospice Liaison, helping families to transition home on hospice and since promoted to my current role as Hospice Team Manager, supervising a team of dedicated clinicians. Each day I go home feeling grateful that my job brings meaning and comfort to our patients. I have found my home at VNSNY Hospice, and the amazing people I work with are like family - I can’t imagine working anywhere else".

    Sarah Micley VNSNY Hospice Team Manager
  • Amy Sevick

    " Whether the patient is in their first years of life or advanced in age, in a penthouse apartment or in a single-room occupancy, VNSNY Hospice provides excellent, individualized support for patients and families. Every day, I feel that the work I do makes a difference."

    Amy Sevick VNSNY Hospice Admissions RN


The benefits available include medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, retirement, and savings plans. Tuition reimbursement up to 18 credits per year and paid time off.

  • Health and Wellness

    Medical • Dental • Vision
    Prescription Drugs
    Employee Assistance Plan
    Healthy Lifestyles Wellness Benefits
    Short and Long-Term Disability Benefits

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

    Health Care Account
    Dependent Care Account
    Commuter “TRIP” Benefit

  • Retirement Savings

    Retirement Savings Plan
    403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursment

    Up to 18 credits per calendar year (or $12,000)

  • Paid Time Off

    Holidays, Vacation, Personal and Sick days

  • Professional Development and Onboarding

    Management Development Programs
    Comprehensive Clinical Orientation for New Hires and Onboarding “buddy”
    Ongoing Clinical Education including instructor-led, webinars, and eLearning

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Provides high quality comprehensive nursing care to meet the needs of the patient/client and manages/coordinates the delivery of cost effective multidisciplinary health care services for a caseload of patients/clients consistent with VNSNY philosophy, policy, goals and objectives, and Standards of Nursing Practice. Works under moderate supervision. For Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) only: Provides health education, social support and community linkages to meet the needs of pregnant and postpartum, first-time mothers and their infants. Also responsible for adhering to NFP national guidelines.

  • Assesses the physical, social and psychological needs and environmental conditions of the patient/client through professional knowledge, skills of observation, interviewing, and physical examination to develop a plan of care.    
  • Understands, interprets, and implements reimbursement protocols; determines the billing source for patient/client care. Consults with management on complex/unique reimbursement cases.
  • Acts as the coordinator of care for the multidisciplinary team by providing and managing the care needs of patients/clients which includes making/confirming referrals to other disciplines/community agencies and ordering supplies/services and ensuring they are delivered as needed. 
  • Documents content and process of all services provided in accordance with government regulations/requirements, and VNSNY policies, practices, and procedures, as well as NFP requirements as appropriate.  Initiates and maintains written (including clinical and progress notes) and verbal communications with team members and management to assure optimal patient/client care.  
  • Participates in the orientation of selected staff through ‘buddy system’ field observation of staff and feedback to appropriate staff involved in orientation process.
  • Participates in selected student programs by providing guidance, training and mentoring to students.
  • Provides nursing care in accordance with VNSNY policies, practices, procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching, bending and stretching to deliver patient/client care.    
  • Transports and utilizes required medical equipment and other supplies using VNSNY designated/supplied carrying case weighing approximately 25 – 30 lbs. to and from patient/client homes/care facilities.
  • Travels to patient/clients’ 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/client.
  • Follows work procedures in relation to established workflows.  
  • Maintains productivity sufficient to meet VNSNY goals. 
  • Assumes responsibility for personal professional growth through attendance at in-services, training, continued formal education and select journal readership.  
  • Performs other related duties and participates in special project, as assigned.   
  • For CHHA and Hospice Only
  • Establishes, implements, and revises a plan of care with input from appropriate multidisciplinary health team members (i.e., physician, OT, PT, SW, SLP, family members, caregivers, HHAs, etc.) based on goals mutually acceptable to the patient and significant others. Ensures that services follow the plan of care by ongoing assessment, planning, coordination, counseling, teaching and supervision of the delivery of care to meet the needs of the patient.       
  • Oversees/supervises the care provided to the patient by Licensed Practical Nurses and Paraprofessionals through regular home visits in compliance with regulatory and VNSNY requirements. Assesses the patient’s condition, monitors the effect of the care plans on the patient/family health status, informs physician and other team members of changes in the client's needs and updates the plan of treatment, as needed.    
  • Manages, plans, coordinates and executes the patient’s safe discharge from service.  Ensures that physician’s orders, discharge summary and communication to team members, patient and family members adhere to VNSNY and regulatory requirements.
  • Communicates and consults with patient’s MD and follows-up on problematic situations affecting care such as abnormal clinical findings, medication discrepancies, or other factors that impact patient’s ability to comply with the plan of care. Manages and coordinates all aspects of assigned caseload.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living, which may require positioning, moving, transferring and lifting patients of varying weights and physical conditions, with and without assistance and as appropriate, from family members and/or paraprofessionals.
  • For NFP Only
  • Establishes, implements, and revises a plan of care with input from the client and from appropriate multidisciplinary health team members (i.e., social worker, physician) based on goals mutually acceptable to the client. Ensures that services follow the plan of care by ongoing assessment, planning, coordination, counseling, teaching, and evaluation of the delivery of care to meet the needs of the client.    
  • Manages, plans, coordinates and executes the client’s safe discharge from service. Ensures that discharge summary and communication to team members, patient and family members adhere to VNSNY and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains a flexible work schedule to meet clients needs.
  • Participates in all required NFP training sessions.


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:  Degree in Nursing from an approved program required. 

Education for NFP:  Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required.

Experience for CHHA:  Minimum of one year of experience in a medical/surgical environment preferred.  Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs. 

Experience for Hospice:  Minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience, including at least six months of Hospice, or Med/Surg or ICU or Emergency Dep’t or Home care, Palliative Care, Oncology or Long Term Care experience, required.  Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs. Demonstrated computer skills may be required based on operational needs.

Experience for NFP: Minimum of one year of recent experience in maternal/child health required. Demonstrated basic computer skills required. Bilingual skills may be required as determined by operational needs.

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Picture of VNSNY team at Today Show taping

May 8, 2017

NBC’s Today Show honored National Nurses Week this morning with help from members of the VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care team. This morning's show featured our VNSNY team giving an on-camera shout-out to America’s nurses along with Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb.