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, more than 18,000 VNSNY employees — including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals — deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.
Coordinates and facilitates referrals to Hospice care based on Hospice admission criteria; recommends alternate plans of care as appropriate. Serves as on-site Hospice resource to assist facility staff that refers patients to VNSNY Hospice Care. Works under general supervision.
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse or licensed social worker in New York State required.
Education: Associate's Degree in Nursing or masters in social work required. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or other health related field preferred.
Experience: Minimum of two years of clinical nursing experience or one year social work experience, preferably in a Hospice or Palliative Care Program, or Oncology services, required. Strong clinical foundation with the ability to understand and converse in clinical terminology required, particularly with non clinicians. Ability to be persuasive, negotiate to win-win outcomes and demonstrate exceptional customer service skills required. Effective oral and written communication skills required. Proficiency in personal computer operations including MS Office applications required. Experience in sales, marketing management, administration, education and/or discharge planning preferred.
Bilingual skills may be required as determined by operational needs.
Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.