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Registered Nurse, Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC)

Overview

The RN works as a member of an interdisciplinary care team at a NORC site location and is responsible for the integration of health focused information, education, assessment, advocacy, and linkage to care for residents who live within the boundaries of the NORC program. Provides interventions designed to engage residents in self-care management health strategies that support successful community living. Works under general direction.


Responsibilities

Collaborates with the NORC site staff to ensure residents engage in self-care management health strategies.

Provides health focused outreach to seniors who may benefit from supportive services provided by the program.

Implements health promotion activities such as health screening, health assessments, health care linkages, health care referrals and health presentations.

Makes telephone calls and home visits to individual residents aimed at assessing their needs and supporting successful community living activities.

Makes referrals to appropriate health services based on the assessed needs of the resident.

Provides Health Care Advocacy by acting as a liaison between the various healthcare systems during times of transition.

Participates in the Quality Assurance Program and Education Program as requested by the Clinical Manager.

Refers residents needing direct patient care to their physician or to appropriate health care services to address their particular needs.

Documents all nursing interventions provided as required by site location.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Licensure:  License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required.

Education:  Associate’s degree in nursing required.  Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred. 

Experience:  Minimum of three experience working as an RN in LHCSA or CHHA required.  Prior experience working with an aging population and providing clinical assessments of their health needs required.  Knowledge of community resources preferred.     


ABOUT US

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organizations, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost-effective health care in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, health plan members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. On any given day, VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, home health aides and other professionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to approximately 40,000 individuals in our care helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.