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Public Health Nurse, PD

Overview:

Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day,more than 18,000 VNSNY employees — including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals — deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources tomore than35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

Responsible for providing high quality nursing care to patients with psychiatric or psychological problems consistent with Agency philosophy, Agency policy and Standards of Nursing Practice. Works under moderate supervision.

Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required. Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.

Education: Bachelors degree in nursing from a state approved diploma program, OR, Associates degree with at least one year of experience as a full-time staff nurse in a medical-surgical nursing area required. Masters degree in Psychiatric Nursing preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum one year experience in a Homecare environment or recent graduate of a nursing internship program required. For candidates with a Nursing Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing, a minimum of two years of recent inpatient, outpatient or home care psychiatric experience OR successful completion of a Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Certification program or psychiatric nursing school program required. For candidates with a Bachelor�s degree in Nursing or Master�s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing, a minimum of one year experience in a mental health or home care psychiatric setting OR successful completion of a Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Certification program or psychiatric nursing school program required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.

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