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Registered Nurse - Psychiatry

Employer Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester
Location Webster, NY
Hours Not listed
Rate / Salary Not listed
Posted 03/24/14
Status Full-time


1. New York State Licensed RN with one of the following credentials:
A. A Master’s degree with a specialty in psychiatric or mental health nursing. The RN must have nursing experience (recommended within the last three years) in an acute treatment unit in a psychiatric hospital, psychiatric home care, psychiatric partial hospitalization program, or other outpatient psychiatric services.
B. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing. The RN must have one year of recent nursing experience (recommended within the last three years) in an acute treatment unit in a psychiatric hospital, psychiatric home care, psychiatric partial hospitalization program or other outpatient psychiatric services
C. A Diploma or Associate degree in nursing. The RN must have two years of recent nursing experience (recommended within the last three years) in an acute treatment unit in a psychiatric hospital, psychiatric home care, psychiatric partial hospitalization program or other outpatient psychiatric services.
2. Strong interviewing, assessment and communication skills.
3. Comfort and knowledge with computers.


Department: East
Supervisor: Director CHHA Services

Function: Provides case management and direct patient care with a patient and family centered care environment for individuals with mental health issues.

I. Participates and assures that Patient and Family Centered Care Delivery Services are consistent with the agency vision, mission, values and strategic goals and meet customer needs.

A. Promotes the VNS philosophy, mission and administrative policies to ensure the delivery of quality care.
B. Promotes effective working relationships and works effectively as part of the team to meet the goals and objectives of VNS.
C. Promotes the VNS image by adhering to the dress code policy.
D. Promotes positive, supportive, respectful communication to all external sources, patients, families and staff.
F. Consistently displays ICARE behaviors and values in every interaction with
patients and agency employees.
G. Supports public relations/sales and marketing initiatives to local community.
H. Strives for continuous improvement in all aspects of the RN function and Care Delivery by adhering to established policies, processes, and standards regarding patient care, quality, and documentation.

II. Develops and maintains a customer oriented environment responsive to the needs of all external/internal customers.

Direct Patient Care Duties:
A. Develops and revises specific psych related plan of treatments and discharge plan in conjunction with patient, family, physician, care delivery team and third party payors including obtaining medical orders and approval of medical services.
B. Provides an environment, which promotes respect for the patients, their privacy, confidentiality and property.
C. Initiates appropriate preventive, rehabilitative and psychological strategies.
D. Consults with and educates the patient, family and other team members regarding disease process, self care techniques and preventive strategies.
E. Directs, coordinates, evaluates and supervises the quality of patient care services provided by the Home Health Agency, including the clinical supervision of Home Health Aides.
F. Interacts with patients, physicians, referral sources, and others in the mental health community in a manner conducive to continued positive relationships that will result in positive outcomes for the patient. Displays an exemplary level of patience, courtesy, and tact.
G. Supports Care Management philosophy. This includes collaborative customer focused planning, and case management designed to meet individual mental and physical health and service needs and promote quality and cost effective outcomes.
H. Participates in regularly scheduled patient conferences with other VNS care providers as well as others in the community involved for the purpose of discussing patient care, patient/family problems and to ensure comprehensive coordinated plan of treatment.
I. Assures the completion of all appropriate clinical records needed for compliance with state and federal legislation and the delivery of seamless service within established timeframes.
J. Maintains current knowledge of all available VNS and community based services especially those available to support the Mental Health patient.
K. Demonstrates flexibility, enthusiasm, and willingness to cooperate while working with customers and others whose support is necessary.
L. Ensures problem resolution at the point of contact. Takes full responsibility for the patient at every visit to ensure any problems or changes in condition are communicated to the patient’s primary physician.
M. Makes constructive recommendations to members of the VNS team regarding ways to improve quality of patient care, general operation of the care teams and external customer service.
N. Demonstrates the ICARE values in every interaction.
O. Assists Clinical Leadership in routinely monitoring and participating with customers in identifying potential new programs and services.
P. Ensures patient's needs are met through the care delivery process, and responds to customer needs in a manner that meets or exceed requirements.
Q. Ensures practices, standards and behaviors meet agency performance competencies.

III. Participates in the attainment of the Agency operational and financial objectives.
A. Monitors results, progress and takes corrective action on quality indicators, including the level of customer satisfaction with the RN function.
B. Understands the importance of the RN function and its impact on patients, other care providers, readmission, productivity, utilization, revenue and expense.
C. Pursues efforts to reduce or eliminate avoidable costs and errors.
D. Responds to findings of various Quality Management and QA processes and ensures resolution of potential problem areas.
E. Maintains productivity requirements.

IV. Contributes to an environment of professional growth, learning, trust and mutual respect for all employees.
A. Promotes the recognition, respect and celebration of the diversity of our workforce.
B. Participates in education including orientation, in-service training programs and self-development, as needed.
C. Demonstrates commitment, professional growth and competency.
D. Participates in professional organizations, continuing education opportunities especially regarding mental health issues and shares acquired knowledge with team members.

How to Apply

Call for an appointment: Professional Recruiter - Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester, (585) 787-2233 Ext. 8242. E-Mail Resume and Cover Letter to Professional Recruiter - Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester, spugsley@vnsnet.com..

Deadline: 4/14/14

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