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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.
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.
"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
"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
"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
" 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
VNSNY Hospice Liaisons and Admission Nurses meet promptly with terminally ill patients and their families at their bedside in the hospital or at home, to discuss if and when hospice care might be appropriate. Referrals also come from underserved communities, thanks to outreach programs like Project HOPE in Harlem and our veterans program, and we’re enrolling more patients in nursing home settings through our collaborations with those facilities. At the end of day, the expertise of our clinical team and the exceptional services they deliver is the greatest factor in ensuring patient and family satisfaction and our community reputation as a quality provider. Taken together, this means we’re helping more individuals live out their final months with the highest quality of life possible, surrounded by their loved ones and cared for by our skilled hospice teams.
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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.
Medical • Dental • Vision
Employee Assistance Plan
Healthy Lifestyles Wellness Benefits
Short and Long-Term Disability Benefits
Health Care Account
Dependent Care Account
Commuter “TRIP” Benefit
Retirement Savings Plan
403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plan
Up to 18 credits per calendar year (or $12,000)
Holidays, Vacation, Personal and Sick days
Management Development Programs
Comprehensive Clinical Orientation for New Hires and Onboarding “buddy”
Ongoing Clinical Education including instructor-led, webinars, and eLearning
Provides high quality nursing care to meet the needs of the patient and manages/coordinates the delivery of cost effective multidisciplinary health care services for a caseload of patients consistent with VNSNY philosophy, policy, goals and objectives, and Standards of Nursing Practice. Works under moderate supervision.
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. CA2019
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: Degree in Nursing from an approved program required.
Experience for Hospice: Minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience, including at least six months of Hospice, or Med/Surg or ICU or Emergency Dep’t or Home care, Palliative Care, Oncology or Long Term Care experience, required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs. Demonstrated computer skills may be required based on operational needs. CA2020
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