Nursing at VNSNY
A nursing career at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) offers the unique synergy of utilizing your clinical expertise with a future-focused effort to provide life-changing care for the neediest New Yorkers. No other community healthcare organization has the scope and the scale that we do to integrate care across the continuum, helping health care providers like you achieve your goals of improving patients’ and clients’ experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing costs. VNSNY’s breadth of expertise, trained professionals, and resources allow us to deliver the highest standard in home health care.
Join us in advancing a healthcare agenda that is evidence-based, patient-centered and community-focused. See for yourself how VNSNY makes a difference in lives every day.
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- Message from the Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services
Throughout its remarkable history, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York has always seized the moment and responded with both vision and purpose on behalf of those in need. Our founder, Lillian Wald, was guided by a steadfast belief that the health and well-being of her patients, their families, and their communities depended on the connections that bind us together. Today, VNSNY remains steadfast in our commitment to delivering high-quality, compassionate home and community-based care to all of our patients, young and old. To that end, in 2020, we are putting a greater emphasis on patient-centered, community-centric care, preventive health, chronic disease management and care coordination, all areas where VNSNY excels.
A dynamic organization, VNSNY has taken the lead in forging strategic collaborations with other organizations, large and small, to create innovative new frameworks for care delivery and care coordination for patients. Our nurses are front and center not only in providing the highest quality of care, but also in using specialized knowledge of population health management and complex care management. In addition, VNSNY leverages technology to provide all of our clinicians, including field to office-based staff, with robust tools for reporting, collaborating, and data sharing across the care continuum. We also use technology to communicate with our partners and have a rich source of patient data that drives our evidence-based care.
With home care playing an increasingly important role in the management of patients with both acute and chronic conditions, VNSNY’s nurses are filling a need that puts them at the forefront of medical practice and the health care industry in 2020 and beyond. As such, VNSNY is committed to recruiting the highest quality nurses and providing them with state-of-the-art tools and support. We hope you will consider becoming a part of VNSNY, as we work to make the future of health care a reality.
Explore Nursing Careers at VNSNY
- Home Care Nurse
- Hospice Admissions Nurse
“My job is always evolving! There is always something new—it keeps me on my toes. I’ve been with VNSNY for 16 years, and before that I had all kinds of nursing jobs. I first got into home care nursing because of the flexible schedule. Back in the day, I needed a job that would accommodate taking my kids to school in the morning. I still love working in the home setting because I get to spend one-on-one time with my patients and their families without the stress of a hospital setting. The home care piece is very important in helping to transition patients and teach them how to take care of themselves once they return home.
One growing patient population of mine is postoperative transgender patients. They are assigned to me because of the training I completed through VNSNY. It is taught by the Director of VNSNY’s Gender Affirmation Program and it provides the clinical competencies of post-operative care for affirmation surgery patients. This community is often stigmatized, and many of the patients are unsure whether nurses are going to accept their choices. Many have struggled all of their lives and will continue to do so. Fortunately, they soon understand that I have compassion for their struggle.”
“Despite all the obvious difficulties around the sensitive nature of hospice, being a hospice nurse is the most rewarding nursing job I’ve ever had. My only regret is not working in this area earlier in my nursing life. My job offers a great opportunity to be extremely open and compassionate with people who are going through a very hard time. The patients and families that we’re dealing with are in such a delicate place, with such overwhelming stress and really facing an awful amount of suffering, that I consider it an honor to be allowed into that space. I visit them at home to explain hospice, answer their questions and address any misconceptions they may have. I help them transition to that next phase, and get the ball rolling for their care. People are very grateful just to have somebody who is listening and being patient and trying to meet their needs. Many of them have grown accustomed to health care that might have seemed disjointed or maybe even felt a little brutal along the way. In hospice, we have a very different philosophy: It’s all about being calming and comforting, and about managing symptoms at home.”