Clinical Liaison, Hospice Transitions

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 12/1/2016

Visiting Nurse Service Of New York Manhattan, NY

Company
Visiting Nurse Service Of New York
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
3008368
AJE Ref #
576167388
Location
Manhattan, NY
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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OVERVIEW:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Communicates relevant patient information concerning the care of specialized patient populations referred to VNSNY Home Care to VNSNY operations team as needed. Acts as a resource towards the integration of evidence-based care practices into protocols, policies, consultation strategies, and continuous quality improvement initiatives. Leads the care coordination between the home care and hospice services by assessing identified potential hospice patients to determine hospice eligibility and appropriateness. Collaborates with the Coordinator of Care to navigate the transition with the patient, family, physician, and home care team through the hospice education, evaluation, and decision making. Works under general supervision.

Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse, in New York State required. Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.

Education: Bachelor&rsquot;s degree in Nursing required. Master&rsquot;s degree in Nursing or other health care related field preferred.

Experience: Minimum of three years of clinical nursing experience required. Home care or Hospice experience preferred. Experience in case management, administration or discharge planning experience in a hospital setting preferred. Training in population care coordination preferred. Exceptional customer service skills required. Demonstrated ability to engage clinical counterparts in collaborative discussions required. Strong follow up skills required, as well as the ability to manage multiple priorities. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Knowledge of value based care models and managed care preferred. Hospice or palliative care experience preferred. Experience as a patient advocate preferred.

VNSNY is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you would like more information about your EEO rights, then please visit:

http://www.vnsny.org/system/assets/0000/3510/eeopost.original.pdf?1394816984
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