Registered Nurse, Home Care, RN, Full Time Weekends (Fri-Sun, Manhattan)
Company: VNS Health
Posted on: March 7, 2023
OverviewProvides high quality nursing care to meet the needs of
the patient and manages/coordinates the delivery of cost effective
multidisciplinary health care services for a caseload of patients
consistent with VNS Health philosophy, policy, goals and
objectives, and Standards of Nursing Practice.Responsibilities
- This role is eligible for a $12,000 Sign-On Bonus.
- Assesses the physical, social and psychological needs and
environmental conditions of the patient through professional
knowledge, skills of observation, interviewing, and physical
examination to develop a plan of care.
- Understands, interprets, and implements reimbursement
protocols; determines the billing source for patient care. Consults
with management on complex/unique reimbursement cases.
- Acts as the coordinator of care for the multidisciplinary team
by providing and managing the care needs of patients which includes
/making/confirming referrals to other disciplines/community
agencies and ordering supplies/services and ensuring they are
delivered as needed. Communicates and consults with patient's MD
and follows-up on problematic situations affecting care such as
abnormal clinical findings, medication discrepancies, or other
factors that impact patient's ability to comply with the plan of
care. Manages and coordinates all aspects of assigned
- Establishes, implements, and revises a plan of care with input
from appropriate multidisciplinary health team members (i.e.,
physician, OT, PT, SW, SLP, family members, caregivers, HHAs, etc.)
based on goals mutually acceptable to the patient and significant
others. Ensures that services follow the plan of care by ongoing
assessment, planning, coordination, counseling, teaching and
supervision of the delivery of care to meet the needs of the
- Oversees/supervises the care provided to the patient by
Licensed Practical Nurses and Paraprofessionals through regular
home visits in compliance with regulatory and VNS Health
requirements. Assesses the patient's condition, monitors the effect
of the care plans on the patient/family health status, informs
physician and other team members of changes in the client's needs
and updates the plan of treatment, as needed.
- Documents content and process of all services provided in
accordance with government regulations/requirements, and VNS Health
policies, practices, and procedures. Initiates and maintains
written (including clinical and progress notes) and verbal
communications with team members and management to assure optimal
- Assists patiets with activities of daily living, which may
require positioning, moving, transferring and lifting patients of
varying weights and physical conditions, with and without
assistance and as appropriate, from family members and/or
- Manages, plans, coordinates and executes the patient's safe
discharge from service. Ensures that physician's orders, discharge
summary and communication to team members, patient and family
members adhere to VNS Health and regulatory requirements.
- Participates in the orientation of selected staff through
'buddy system' field observation of staff and feedback to
appropriate staff involved in orientation process.
- Participates in selected student programs by providing
guidance, training and mentoring to students.
- Provides nursing care in accordance with VNS Health policies,
practices, procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice, which may
require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching, bending and
stretching to deliver patient care.
- Transports and utilizes required medical equipment and supplies
using VNS Health designated/supplied carrying case weighing
approximately 25 - 30 lbs. to and from patient homes/care
- Travels to patients' homes and/or other facilities with varying
environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities,
single/multiple family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using
approved transportation options to deliver direct care to the
- Follows work procedures in relation to established
- Maintains productivity sufficient to meet VNS Health
- Assumes responsibility for personal professional growth through
attendance at in-services, training, continued formal education and
select journal readership.
- Performs other related duties and participates in special
project, as assigned. QualificationsLicensure: License and current
registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in New
York State required. Valid driver's license or NYS Non-Driver photo
ID card, may be required as determined by operational/regional
needs.Education: Degree in Nursing from an approved program
required.Experience for CHHA: Minimum of one year of experience in
a medical/surgical environment preferred. Bilingual skills may be
required, as determined by operational needs.Benefits: VNS Health
offers you a range of benefits and programs including health and
wellness, flexible spending accounts, retirement savings programs,
paid time off, tuition reimbursement and voluntary insurance
coverage. Most of your benefit programs are administered by VNS
Health. Dental coverage and basic life insurance are paid for by
VNS Health and administered by the UFT Health Care Chapter Benefit
Fund ("UFT Fund").
Keywords: VNS Health, Hackensack , Registered Nurse, Home Care, RN, Full Time Weekends (Fri-Sun, Manhattan), Healthcare , Hackensack, New Jersey
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