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Registered Nurse Preceptor, Hospice Home Care - Bronx, NY

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Job ID R010437

Provides and coordinates post-orientation field support and skills development activities to support the onboarding of newly-hired RNs and LPNs during their transition to VNS Health; provides similar support to incumbent staff, as needed. Works under general supervision.


$111,456.00 - $136,856.00 Annual

• Acts as a preceptor for newly hired field RNs and LPNs, giving individualized instruction and guidance during the onboarding period as well as providing field support to incumbent clinicians as identified by management. • Provides ongoing feedback to branch management regarding individual nurse’s learning progress and performance. Uses a variety of tools, e.g., Field visit tool evaluation, record review, employee assessment, skills checklist, milestones, etc., to identify, document and address orientation, performance, learning progress, and ongoing needs to inform manager about employee’s coaching and supervision needs during and post-onboarding.. • Conducts/facilitates/participates in regularly scheduled preceptor team meetings that are focused, productive, promote ‘consensus’ decision-making and enables the team to achieve desired performance results. Utilizes a variety of effective communication skills/tools to foster/elicit active team participation and information exchange at meetings. • Supports the knowledge and skills development of new RNS and LPNs, individually and in small groups including but not limited to documentation, case management, clinical skills, patient/family-centered care, reimbursement, time management, customer experience, etc. • Demonstrates and reviews specific procedures with RNs and LPNs, individually and as a group, as needed. Makes joint visits with field clinicians to observe and instruct in current/new techniques/ procedures/treatments and overall assessments in alignment with VNS Health policies and procedures. Assignments require visits in multiple regions. • Provides nursing care in accordance with VNS Health policies, practices, procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice. • Acts as a subject matter expert to staff for information concerning patient care. • Conforms to established work procedures in relation to regional/ program workflow. • Understands/interprets/disseminates the VNS Health reimbursement policy to staff in consult with supervisor or other staff and assists staff in identifying billing sources for patient care. • Participates in selected student programs to enhance/increase professional knowledge and to provide training/guidance to staff. • Participates in selected activities to various community audiences in conjunction with clinical operations. • Provides input and feedback for continuous improvement of the onboarding process for new RNs and LPNs and learning/education needs for incumbent staff. • Assumes responsibility for personal professional growth through attendance at in-services, internal and external training/workshops/conferences select journal readership and continued formal education. • 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 patients. Provides preceptor support across regions based on operational need. • 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. • Provides support to clinicians as they develop the skills to safely assist 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. • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certifications:
A license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required and
Valid driver's license required and
OASIS certification preferred
Hospice only: Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing preferred

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing OR Associate’s degree in Nursing required

Work Experience:
Four years’ clinical home care experience required and
Minimum of two years full-time clinical home care experience required and
Minimum of one year of experience as a field staff nurse in VNS Health Home Care, which includes ability to manage/document cases with a minimum of supervision, identify/assess/formulate/implement action plan to address problem and evaluate outcome preferred and
Joint visits with other nursing staff to demonstrate new techniques preferred
Hospice Only: four years' clinical hospice experience or clinical home care experience
Hospice Only: Minimum of two years' full-time clinical hospice or home care experience

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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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