Career Opportunities

Our clinical staff has the support of an interdisciplinary team, which consists of experienced, health care professionals and volunteers that are committed to providing patients with the best possible care from the time they are admitted until the time they are discharged from our program.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of patients and join a caring, dynamic group of professionals, please take a look at the job opportunities listed below. Applicants may send a resume by email to jobs@vnshs.org or by fax to (631) 912-1113.

We are hiring for the following positions.

Hospice:

Certified Agency:

Hospice House Licensed Practical Nurse (Per Diem)

Shift Available: 12 Hour Night Shift (7pm -7am)
The Licensed Practical Nurse will provide skilled service to Hospice House patients, under the direction of a Registered Nurse, following the LPN Practice Act.

Qualifications:

  • New York State License and current registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Able to comply with the New York State regulatory requirements to provide patient care
  • Able to comply with all VNSHS policies, procedures and standards of conduct
  • Minimum 3 years clinical experience as an LPN preferably in an institutional setting.

Hospice House Nurse (Per Diem Positions, Night Shift/Some Days)

The Hospice House RN oversees and manages the patients in the hospice house up to a maximum of 8 patients including the HHA assigned to the patients. The Hospice House RN coordinates all patients’ activity and collaborates with NP, Clinical Manager and all members of the Interdisciplinary Team.

Qualifications:

  • A registered professional nurse currently registered and licensed to practice nursing in the state of New York.
  • A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Hospice or Hospital setting preferred.
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above and acceptable to New York State Health Department.
  • Must be familiar with hospice care and its implementation.
  • Skilled in the ability to observe and assess the health care needs of Hospice patients and families. Knowledge of care of cancer patient, pain management and Hospice concept.
  • Skilled in the techniques of therapeutic communication.

Hospice Field Staff Nurse (Full-Time and Per Diem)

Hospice Field Staff RN will provide skilled service and case management oversight to a variety of hospice home care patients.

Qualifications:

  • New York State license and current registration as a registered nurse.
  • Able to comply with the New York State regulatory requirements to provide patient care.
  • Able to comply with all VNSHS policies, procedures and standards of conduct.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in hospice or acute care setting preferred.
  • Flexible and able to work well with others as well as function autonomously.

Hospice House Home Health Aide (Hourly)

Shifts Available: 12 Hour Night Shift (7pm -7am)
The Home Health Aide is responsible for rendering personal care and assistance to VNSHS patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse and under orders from the patient's physician, reporting changes in the patient's condition or situation to the Hospice House Staff Nurse. Adherence to agency's policies and timely submission of paperwork.

Qualifications:

  • Home Health Aide Certificate.
  • Ability to read and write English.
  • Current NYS Driver's License.
  • Ability to work well with others and accept direction.
  • Flexibility.

RNs • Home Health Care (Full Time)

Full Time Home Health Care RN

The CHHA Registered Nurse is responsible for:

  • The Staff Registered Nurse will provide skilled service and case management oversight to a variety of home care patients

Qualifications/Professional Requirements

  1. New York State license and current registration as a registered nurse.
  2. Able to comply with the New York State regulatory requirements to provide patient care
  3. Able to comply with all VNSHS policies, procedures and standards of conduct.
  4. Current (within the last two years) adult medical- surgical experience as an RN, BSN preferred
  5. Flexible and able to work well with others as well as function autonomously

RNs Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Provide quality nursing care to Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice Of Suffolk, Inc. patients with special emphasis on pain and symptom management and end of life care
  2. Assist in orientation of new staff, precept nursing students, and participate in in-service programs, volunteer training programs
  3. Evaluate own needs for support and use identified system to meet the need
  4. Advocate for comfort needs of the hospice patient with primary physicians

CLINICAL SKILLS:

  1. Assess patient’s families and/or caregivers’ ability to manage patient care.  Teach family members and/or caregiver in the care of the terminally ill
  2. Assess all of patient’s physical, functional, ADL, psychosocial, spiritual, communication, risk for pathological grief, cultural, and environmental needs upon admission related to the terminal diagnosis
  3. Consult with and educate the patient and family regarding the disease process, self-care techniques, prevention strategies, end of life care, and process to deal with issues of ethical concern
  4. Initiate appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures
  5. Provide specialized hospice training to other staff and family members, informal caregivers to ensure adequate care
  6. Keep current regarding criteria for admission and recertification to hospice care or change in level of care
  7. Communicate information using current process and technology available to the organization

COORDINATION SKILLS:

  1. Participate in the development and revision of the patient’s care plan with members of the IDG, based on the assessment
  2. Coordinate all patient/family services and prioritization of needs with the members of the interdisciplinary team
  3. Maintain knowledge of criteria for employing case management approach and referral to other services as needed in a timely fashion.  Make appropriate referrals both inside and outside the Agency
  4. Inform the physician and other personnel of changes in the patient’s needs and outcomes of interventions
  5. Determine intermittent visits based on acuity and level of care needed
  6. Supervise LPNs and paraprofessionals providing services to the patient according to regulation guidelines
  7. Provide on-going evaluation of patient/family response to care
  8. Participate in weekly IDG meetings, utilization review
  9. Maintain communication with Hospice Clinical Manager and other team members regarding patient status
  10. Communication between hospice and other health care providers including plan for termination

DOCUMENTATION SKILLS:  

  1. Completes required documentation
  2. Document all interventions in a timely manner, notes demonstrate progress toward goal(s)
  3. Submits patient profile, medication profile and 485 worksheet within 24 hours of admission.  Complete admission chart – due within 72 hours.
  4. Documents in a complete, concise manner, addressing all appropriate areas of documentation
  5. Promptly responds to corrections needed
  6. Performs peer chart review as requested by supervisor
  7. Submits discharges in a timely manner

QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  1. New York State license with current registration as a Registered Nurse.
  2. Minimum of one year experience in an acute care setting.
  3. Minimum of three months of home health care experience. Consideration of other experience and educational preparation will be at the discretion of the Clinical Manager.
  4. Knowledge of cancer, pain management, and Hospice concept.
  5. Desire to provide quality Hospice care and minister to the special needs of the terminally ill patients and their families.
  6. Ability to function autonomously as well as to work well as an integral member of the Interdisciplinary Team.

*Registered Nurses with Baccalaureate degrees in Nursing can use the title “Community Health Nurse” or CHN or “Public Health Nurse” or PHN.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Physical agility in the form of being able to ambulate, drive a motor vehicle, and negotiate stairs.  Vision acuity correctable to normal with normal color perception.  Hearing acuity correctable to normal.  Acute sense of smell for normal perception.  Ability to verbalize so that the average person can comprehend.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

Regular exposure to patient elements, occasional stress, and weather variations.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS: 

Ability to comprehend and integrate Agency’s policies and procedures.  Awareness of Nursing Standards of Practice and adherence to same. Provides direct care according to the established patient plan of care and delegates care by other staff. Carries out a wide variety of complex and involved treatments, procedures, and examinations.

Performance Improvement and Education Coordinator

The P.I./Education Coordinator is responsible to assist in the educational process and quality assurance for clinician services for the purpose of achieving the best possible measurable outcomes for our patients.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse, currently licensed and registered to practice in NYS.
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Two years’ experience in the delivery of Nursing Care in a CHHA and/or Hospice setting.
  • Proficiency in OASIS preferred.
  • Ability to function autonomously and to work well with others.
  • Flexibility.

Marketing Coordinator • Full time

Position Summary:

  • Marketing Coordinator is in the field 2 to 4 days a week and participates in the development of the marketing plan for the Agency and assists with its implementation.
  • Coordinates marketing efforts with the Director of Intake/Service Development and supports the Agency's Development function.
  • Responsible for generating referrals to the agency through implementation of a sales plan targeting a range of referral sources including hospitals, physician offices, skilled nursing facilities, community agencies and senior living facilities.
  • The Intake Administrative Assistant is responsible for the clerical duties of the Intake department on an as needed basis.

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree preferred - High School diploma or equivalent considered.
  • Minimum two years office experience, preferably in a home care environment.
  • Computer/data entry skills.
  • Proven experience in Health Care Marketing/Sales preferred.
  • Knowledge of reimbursement issues in home health care and hospice.
  • Knowledge of regulations affecting programs, licensure, accreditation, and contracts.
  • Proactive, flexible and motivated, self-starter.
  • Committed to the provision of quality care.
  • Familiar with home care and hospice services and their implementation.
  • Skilled communicator/public speaking engagements as needed.

Home Health Aide CHHA and Hospice Field

The Home Health Aide/ Hospice Aide will provide personal care to a variety of CHHA and Hospice Home Care patients under the direction of a clinician.

Qualifications:

  • Home Health Aide Certificate
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Current NYS Driver's License
  • Ability to work well with others and accept direction
    Flexibility

Physical Therapist (Full Time and Fee For Service)

The Physical Therapist is responsible for:

  • Providing rehabilitation services to patients in their places of residence
  • Providing service in accordance with a plan of care to promote positive therapeutic outcomes.

Qualifications/Professional Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major specialization in physical therapy or baccalaureate degree with physical therapy certificate.
  2. New York State license and current registration as a physical therapist.
  3. Able to comply with the New York State regulatory requirements to provide patient care.
  4. Able to comply with all VNSHS policies, procedures and standards of conduct.
  5. Previous experience as a physical therapist in home care, in a hospital, in a nursing home, or other setting.
  6. Flexible and able to work well with others as well as to function autonomously.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

We are seeking to hire a Physical Therapy Assistant to provide rehabilitative services as directed by the Physical Therapist, to a variety of home care patients. PTA's can perform interventions and patient related activities assigned by the PT, perform data collection and record change in status, and progress the patient within the framework of the plan of care set by the PT.

Qualifications/Professional Requirements

  • Certification in NYS as a Certified PTA and current license to practice in NYS.
  • Able to comply with the New York State regulatory requirements to provide patient care.
  • Able to comply with all VNSHS policies, procedures and standards of conduct.
  • Previous experience as a PTA.
  • Flexible and able to work well with others as well as to function autonomously.

Occupational Therapist (Fee For Service)

Occupational Therapy (South Shore coverage needed)

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for:

  • Providing services designed to enable the patient to achieve his/her optimal level of self care and productivity.
  • Providing rehabilitation in accordance with a plan of care to promote positive therapeutic outcomes.

Qualifications/Professional Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with major specialization in Occupational Therapy.
  2. New York State license and current registration as an Occupational Therapist.
  3. Previous experience as an Occupational Therapist in home care, in a hospital, in a nursing home, or other setting.

 

Team Assistant (Full Time)

The Team Assistant is responsible for providing the clerical and administrative support necessary to assure delivery of timely clinical care by the staff of a given interdisciplinary team.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, LPN license a plus
  • Minimum 2 years of office experience, preferably in a health care environment or 2 years’ experience as an LPN
  • Strength in medical terminology
  • Strong computer/ data entry skills
  • Excellent organizational/ communication/customer service skills