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.
It services Medicaid eligible members with a serious mental illness and/or two of the following: substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and/or multiple chronic illnesses.
Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Monitors and tracks the progress of patients with complex psychiatric and/or co-morbid medical conditions. Alerts members of the Care Team when follow-up is required. Ensures efficient and successful access and linkage to the full array of necessary physical and behavioral health services. Coordinates effective communication between all team members to the ultimate benefit of the patient. Works under general direction.
Licensure: Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.
Education: Associates Degree or equivalent required. Bachelors degree in a human services or related field preferred.
Experience: Minimum of two years experience providing direct services to seriously mentally ill and/or substance abusing population preferred. Effective oral/written/interpersonal communication skills required. Proficient with Personal Computer and Microsoft office applications required. Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) required.