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.
Department description (ACT: Assertive Community Treatment):
Comprehensive community support and treatment program for adults with serious and persistent mental illness who have not responded to traditional modes of treatment. It is a long-term program responsible for total outpatient psychiatric care. Patients must demonstrate history of multiple hospitalizations (3 in the past 2 years).
Provides health assessments and treatment to clients in the Assertive Community Treatment (“ACT”) program. Works as a member of an interdisciplinary team and collaborates with team members to implement and revise treatment plans. Advocates for and provides support and education to clients and their families. Works under moderate supervision.
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in NYS required. Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.
Education: Associate's degree in Nursing required. Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing preferred.
Experience: Minimum of one year of recent inpatient, outpatient or home care Psychiatric experience required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.