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Overview

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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Success Profile

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

Rewards

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

    CARE Pension Plan
    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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Responsibilities

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, over 13,000 VNSNY employees — including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals — deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 48,000 patients and health plan member, helping them to live the best lives possible.

Responsibilities

Responsible for coordinating and providing high quality multidisciplinary health services for patients in the Region/Program consistent with Agency philosophy, policy, goals and objectives, 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 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.

Experience: Minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience including at least six months of Hospice, or Med/Surg or ICU or Emergency Department or Home care, Palliative Care, Oncology or Long Term Care experience required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs. Experience with electronic health records preferred.

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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.