Home Care Consultant
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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016
Visiting Nurse Service Of New York
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:
Responsible for assessing/evaluating patients referred to VNS Home Care program to determine appropriateness of admission. Establishes/promotes and fosters ongoing collaborative communication system with institutional personnel to establish coordinated home care. Manages and facilitates the safe and timely transfer of patients from a hospital or skilled nursing facility to the care of the Agency. Works under general supervision.
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse, in New York State required.
Education: Diploma in Nursing from a state approved program - OR - Associates Degree in Nursing from a state approved program with at least one year experience as a full-time staff nurse in a medical or surgical nursing area - OR - Bachelors Degree in Nursing from a approved program accredited by the National League of Nursing - OR - Bachelors Degree from a non-approved program supplemented by content which can be equated to the approved program required.
Experience: Minimum of one year of clinical nursing experience in a homecare, hospital or long term care facility required. Experience in case management, administration or discharge planning experience in a hospital setting 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: