Provides support new Registered Nurses as they begin their nursing career. Provides nursing care to meet the needs of the patient/client and manages/coordinates the delivery of cost effective multidisciplinary health care services for a caseload of patients/clients consistent with VNSNY philosophy, policy, goals and objectives, and Standards of Nursing Practice. Attends seminars on applied learning topics, reflects on clinical experiences in supportive group setting, and shares insights with peers. Works under direct supervision.
- Participates in classroom learning activities which include topics such as critical thinking, evidence-based best practice assessments, care planning, and evaluation of care.
- Shadows RNs to get field experience. Reviews experiences in group debrief.
- Assesses the physical, social and psychological needs and environmental conditions of the patient/client 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/client care. Consults with management on complex/unique reimbursement cases.
- 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/client care.
- 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/client care.
- Transports and utilizes required medical equipment and other supplies using VNSNY designated/supplied carrying case weighing approximately 25 – 30 lbs. to and from patient/client homes/care facilities.
- Travels to patient/clients’ 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/client.
- 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 projects, as assigned.
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: Recently received RN license. No prior work experience in nursing required.
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.