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Clinical Nurse Specialist (Queens)

Overview

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to meeting the health care needs of New Yorkers with compassionate, high-quality home health care. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. Each day, more than 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 members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.


Responsibilities

Provides advanced nursing clinical care to patients in the Hospice/Palliative Care program. Works in collaboration with hospice physicians and other hospice team members to develop policies and clinical protocols for the Program. Provides clinical leadership and instruction to others within Hospice in quality care, consistent with agency philosophy and standards of nursing practice in relation to Agency goals and objectives. Works under general direction.  


Qualifications

Licensure: Licensed and currently registered to practice as Nurse Practitioner in New York State required. DEA license required. Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.   Education:Master’s Degree in Nursing required.    

Experience:   Minimum of five years clinical nursing experience including two years in the specialty of advanced illness management, oncology and/or palliative care or hospice required. Minimum of two years as a Nurse Practitioner preferred. Experience in a community health setting, conducting professional presentations and writing for professional publications preferred.   Demonstrated knowledge of symptom management, understanding of end of life issues with appropriate interventions, and understanding of the impact of cultural background on illness management required.   Demonstrated knowledge of home care and/or hospice services and regulations, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, JCAHO home health and/or hospice accreditation requirements, QI outcomes/benchmarking, infection control, reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payers, and budget and other financial reporting required. CA2020   


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ABOUT US

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Countries. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost effective healthcare in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. Each day, more than 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 44,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.