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Overview

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.

  • Full-Time and Per Diem
  • Minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience including at least one year of hospital or home care experience preferred. License and current registration to practice as a professional registered nurse in New York State required. Valid driver's license may be required based on operational needs.
  • VNSNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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Success Profile

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.

  • Communicator
  • Compassionate
  • Independent
  • Organized
  • Proactive
  • Quick-thinking

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Culture

  • 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.
  • "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
    Manhattan Region
  • "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
    Queens Region

Rewards

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.

  • 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

  • Professional Development and Onboarding

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

  • Paid Time Off

    Full-time staff earn up to 31 days of PTO (over a 12-month period)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

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

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Responsibilities

Overview

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.


Responsibilities
  • Assesses the physical, social and psychological needs and environmental conditions of the patient 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 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 which includes /making/confirming referrals to other disciplines/community agencies and ordering supplies/services and ensuring they are delivered as needed.  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.
  • 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.   
  • Documents content and process of all services provided in accordance with government regulations/requirements, and VNSNY policies, practices, and procedures.  Initiates and maintains written (including clinical and progress notes) and verbal communications with team members and management to assure optimal patient care. 
  • Assists patiets 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
  • 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.
  • 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 care.   
  • Transports and utilizes required medical equipment and supplies using VNSNY designated/supplied carrying case weighing approximately 25 – 30 lbs. to and from patient homes/care facilities
  • 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.
  • 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.  

Qualifications

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.

Benefits include: VNSNY offers you a range of benefits and programs including health and wellness, flexible spending accounts, pension, retirement savings programs, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, Paid Family Leave and voluntary insurance coverage. Most of your benefit programs are administered by VNSNY. Dental coverage and basic life insurance are paid for by VNSNY and administered by the UFT Health Care Chapter Benefit Fund.


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