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Staff Nurse-IMT Manhattan

Manhattan, New York Nurse
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Job ID R010390

Provides mental health assessment of and treatment to patients with psychiatric symptoms, cognitive deficits, and/or behavioral problems. Provides support and education to VNS Health staff and caregivers to enable them to better care for patients with psychiatric, cognitive and/or behavioral problems. Works under moderate supervision.


$104,868.00 - $130,268.00 Annual

What We Provide

  • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 31 days and 9 paid company holidays 
  • No employee contribution cost or annual deductible for health insurance including Medical, Dental, and Vision for you and your loved ones w (Medical, Dental, Vision); Life and Disability Insurance  
  • Training: 4-weeks paid clinical orientation, preceptorship, and ongoing skills labs
  • Tuition reimbursement following 6 months and CEU credits
  • Employer-matched retirement savings program 
  • Personal and financial wellness programs  
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care   
  • Opportunities to contribute to clinical research and other organizational projects
  • Attractive sign-on bonus and referral bonus opportunities  

What You Will Do

  • Conducts psychosocial assessments and living conditions of patients and develops treatment recommendations.
  • 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 patient.
  • 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 facilities, VNS Health offices and other locations.
  • Assists patients 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 paraprofessionals.
  • Provides nursing care in accordance with Agency policies, practices, procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice, which may require standing, stooping, sitting, crouching, bending and stretching to deliver patient care.
  • Provides any of the following services to patients: advocacy, psycho-education, cognitive/behavioral interventions, monitoring of mental status, emotional support, brief psychotherapy, family based interventions.
  • Provides crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Consults with Program Coordinator as necessary to develop psychiatric evaluation and treatment plan.
  • Consults with referrer on assessment, recommendations, and update on progress of treatment.
  • Provides education, consultation and support to VNS Health staff.
  • Assist the health care provider in implementing the plan of care.
  • Follows a treatment plan, revising and updating as necessary.
  • Makes appropriate referrals for mental health services.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, case conferences and clinical supervision.
  • Attends in-service education programs.
  • Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth.
  • Maintains productivity sufficient to meet VNS Health Home Care standards.
  • Maintains records in accordance with AMH and VNS Health record keeping standard and performs established workflow procedures.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


Licenses and Certifications:

  • License and current registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in NYS required
  • As determined by operational/regional needs, a valid drivers license may be required


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required
  • Master's Degree in Psychiatric Nursing preferred

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of one year of recent inpatient, outpatient or home care psychiatric experience required
  • As determined by operational needs, bilingual skills may be required

About Us

VNS Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit home and community-based health care organizations. Innovating in health care for more than 125 years, our commitment to health and well-being is what drives us—we help people live, age and heal where they feel most comfortable, in their own homes, connected to their family and community. On any given day, more than 10,000 VNS Health team members deliver compassionate care, unparalleled expertise and 24/7 solutions and resources to the more than 43,000 “neighbors” who look to us for care. Powered and informed by data analytics that are unmatched in the home and community-health industry, VNS Health offers a full range of health care services, solutions and health plans designed to simplify the health care experience and meet the diverse and complex needs of the communities and people we serve in New York and beyond.

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