Psychiatric Nurse 9/13/2016
Visiting Nurse Service Of New York
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY 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:
It provides early intervention. It meets the needs of each person and family and utilization of the person s own support systems. This program is available to individuals between 18-65.
Responsible for providing high quality nursing care to patients with psychiatric or psychological problems consistent with Agency philosophy, Agency policy and Standards of Nursing Practice. Works under moderate supervision.
Licensure: License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required. Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.
Education: Bachelors degree in nursing from a state approved diploma program, OR, Associates degree with at least one year of experience as a full-time staff nurse in a medical-surgical nursing area required. Masters degree in Psychiatric Nursing preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum one year experience in a Homecare environment or recent graduate of a nursing internship program required. For candidates with a Nursing Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing, a minimum of two years of recent inpatient, outpatient or home care psychiatric experience OR successful completion of a Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Certification program or psychiatric nursing school program required. For candidates with a Bachelor&rsquot;s degree in Nursing or Master&rsquot;s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing, a minimum of one year experience in a mental health or home care psychiatric setting OR successful completion of a Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Certification program or psychiatric nursing school program required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.
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: