Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialist Queens
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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 12/3/2016
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:
Provides advanced nursing clinical care to patients in the Hospice/Palliative Care program. Works in collaboration with hospice physicians and other hospice team members to develop policies and clinical protocols for the Program. Provides clinical leadership and instruction to others within Hospice in quality care, consistent with agency philosophy and standards of nursing practice in relation to Agency goals and objectives.
Licensure: Licensed and currently registered to practice as Nurse Practitioner in New York State required. DEA license required. Valid driver's license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.
Education:Master s Degree in Nursing required.
Experience: Minimum of five years clinical nursing experience including two years in the specialty of advanced illness management, oncology and/or palliative care or hospice required. Minimum of two years as a Nurse Practitioner preferred. Experience in a community health setting, conducting professional presentations and writing for professional publications preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of symptom management, understanding of end of life issues with appropriate interventions, and understanding of the impact of cultural background on illness management required. Demonstrated knowledge of home care and/or hospice services and regulations, Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, JCAHO home health and/or hospice accreditation requirements, QI outcomes/benchmarking, infection control, reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payers, and budget and other financial reporting required.
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