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Registered Nurse - Women's Shelter

Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Manhattan, New York
Closing date
Nov 29, 2021

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Women's Health / Services
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Private Practice
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The Clinical Nurse is a Registered Professional Nurse who provides safe, competent, quality care based on nursing theory and research to a designated group of patients and significant others


  • Assists in development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of care and professional practice in collaboration with members of the health care team and in accordance with institutional policies and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Assesses and evaluates patient needs for, and responses to, care rendered and applies sound nursing judgment in patient care management decisions. This includes assuming responsibility for undertaking a structured intake assessment and ongoing in-person and telephonic assessments according to the care plan, guided by patients' needs.
  • Provides direct, continuous care for a specific caseload of patients through application of evidence-based nursing processes
  • Coordinates patient care activities, based on established priorities, including teaching, counseling, and communication with others involved in the patient's care, and directs/delegates appropriately to members of the health care team.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, significant others, and members of the health care team about the patient's plan of care, including presenting cases at the weekly interdisciplinary team meeting
  • Participates in performance improvement, nursing quality, nursing research activities and utilizes same in clinical practice.
  • Participates in the design, measurement, and assessment of care related structures, processes, and outcomes to improve the quality of patient care.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for nursing practice and the delivery of safe, competent patient care.
  • Participates in maintaining a safe, therapeutic, and consumer oriented environment.
  • Respects and values each patient's unique, individual needs, beliefs, and diversity and incorporates these into planning and delivery of care.
  • Collaborates with members of the health care team, the patient, and significant others to plan and implement the patient's care.
  • Maintains clinical competence and is responsible for own professional growth and development along the continuum from advanced beginner to expert.
  • Functions as a professional role model and preceptor for students, new hires, and staff.
  • Supports the mission, philosophy, standards, and objectives of the Project HoPe program, the department and the institution.
  • Demonstrates a professional commitment to patients, significant others, and members of the health care team.
  • Participates in identification, response to, and investigation of potential and actual risk management issues.
  • Projects a professional image and maintains a positive attitude.
  • Incorporates ethical principles in decision making.
  • Utilizes available financial and other resources prudently.
  • Promotes positive consumer interactions and upholds the Patient Bill of Rights.
  • Treats co-workers, patients and families with dignity and respect.
  • Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience of other people, and promotes an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
  • Encourages scholarship, a spirit of inquiry, life-long learning, innovation, and research in self and colleagues.
  • Participates actively in institutional committees, community agencies, and professional organizations.


Bachelors' degree in nursing from a state approved diploma program or Associate degree with at least one year of experience as a full time staff in a medical surgical nursing are required.

  • In home-based care, palliative care, geriatrics, or hospice care preferred.
  • Evidence of ability to maintain interpersonal relationships, communicate appropriately to others, work effectively to solve problems and confronts issues appropriately.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to furthering institutional goals through interdisciplinary teamwork, effective communication, and the ability to think creatively.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English in a clear and concise manner. Fluency in another language desirable.


License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State required.

Basic computer literacy is required. Involve using the electronic medical record, communication by email. Use of Microsoft Office.
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