Visiting Nurses Careers

Caring for Our Communities

As a community-based provider, we strive to employ and assign staff in communities and regions near where they live. The Albany Med Health System Visiting Nurses serves patients in Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties. We have a long-standing commitment to engaging the most dedicated and talented staff, and our employee longevity is a testament to that commitment. We value our employees and offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries, as well as a comprehensive orientation to home care.

You can work through our main office in Albany, or with one of our branch offices located in Catskill, Cobleskill, Glens Falls, or Johnstown.

We employ experienced registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (PCAs), personal care aides (PCAs), home health aides (HHAs),and other professionals who support our patients.

We also provide PCA training at no cost to you. The classes are held frequently – contact us to find out when the next training class is scheduled.

Questions? Reach out to us at [email protected].

Sign-On Bonus and Student Loan Assistance

We are happy to offer a $15,000 sign-on bonus and student loan assistance up to $20,000. If patient care is where your heart is, you belong with us.

Current Field Openings

Locations: Albany, Columbia, Greene, or Rensselaer counties

Job Summary:

This is your opportunity to practice independently and provide one-on-one care to patients. Our nurses lead a multidisciplinary approach to evaluate, coordinate, communicate and deliver care to meet patient needs. We invite you to become part of our team!

Qualifications:

  • Current valid NY State RN license.
  • A minimum of two years of recent experience in medical-surgical/acute care.
  • Home care experience desirable.

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The Albany Med Health System Visiting Nurses is currently seeking an experienced RN Clinical Manager to join our clinical management team.

The Clinical Manager will be responsible for the leadership and oversight of the clinical interdisciplinary team to assure the delivery of patient-centered and quality care.

 Responsibilities:

  • Manages an interdisciplinary team by collaborating, communicating, and integrating plan of care to ensure that the patient care is coordinated and patient needs are continually assessed.
  • Provides clinical oversight of all patient care services and staff, including making assignments, coordinating patient care, coordinating, assuring development, implementation, and updates of plan of care.
  • Coordinates adequate and qualified staffing to assure patient referral to services and visits are managed effectively.
  • Provides ongoing guidance and direct supervision to interdisciplinary clinical staff through observation, record reviews, case conferences, and joint visits.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • BSN with two years’ experience in-home care; or an associate/diploma degree in nursing with four years of home care experience and supervisory or leadership courses
  • Supervisory experience required
  • License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in NYS required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required. Demonstrated analytical skills required.

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Locations: Schenectady and Warren and Washington counties

Responsibilities:

  • Provide health education, according to the teaching plan established by the RN
  • Provide routine LPN nursing care as outlined in the nursing care plan and within the scope of practice for an LPN
  • Document those services rendered to the patient, changes noted in the patient's condition and/or family and home situations
  • Take vital signs and collect routine patient data
  • Recognize high-risk situations and make appropriate referrals
  • Follow infection control policies for a safe environment
  • Administer medications and transcribe physician orders accurately

Required skills:

  • Strong computer skills and the ability to use the Agency's EMR program.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and complete paperwork accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Must comply with privacy and HIPAA laws. Must be respectful of the patients' rights and treat a client & his/her belongings with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and move patients.
  • Extensive knowledge of basic health care procedures.
  • Knowledge in measuring and administering medication.

Requirements:

  • Community health experience preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and automobile with current insurance coverage and in good working conditions available to use for work.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the assigned county.

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Locations: Albany, Schenectady, or Saratoga counties

The Albany Med Health System Visiting Nurses is now hiring experienced Physical Therapists to provide one-on-one home care to patients. If you are licensed to practice in NYS, we invite you to join our team!

Our PTs lead a multidisciplinary approach to evaluate, coordinate, communicate and deliver care to meet patient needs. The Albany Med Health System Visiting Nurses is proud to be the oldest continually operating home healthcare agency in New York State.

Qualifications:

  • Current valid NY State PT License.
  • One to two years recent experience in Rehab/acute care.
  • Home Care experience is highly desirable.

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Location: Schenectady County

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about improving the quality of life for patients with injuries or illness. The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for assessing patient needs, designing treatment plans and instructing patients on improving cognitive, physical and mental well-being. The Occupational Therapist will also be involved in speaking to patients’ families about their loved ones’ progress, developing community outreach programs and updating medical records.

Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans based on patient needs.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
  • Observe and interview patients and caregivers.
  • Communicate with other members of the treatment team.
  • Anticipate and address potential problems.

Qualifications:

  • Current valid NY State OT license.
  • One to two years recent experience in rehab/acute care.
  • Home Care experience is highly desirable.

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Location: Fulton County

The Albany Med Health System Visiting Nurses has immediate opportunities for Certified PCAs or HHAs.  DSPs, CNAs, and PAs are encouraged to apply also. Qualified candidates must be experienced, dependable, compassionate, responsible, have a great work ethic, and friendly personality. Candidates must have reliable transportation.

Candidates will be expected to have the ability to interact with clients with respect and dignity. They should be able to provide quality care and service, that will allow our clients to stay in their homes safely and comfortably.

We offer:

  • Per diem flexible schedule to fit your needs
  • Paid orientation and in-services
  • Paid accrued sick time
  • Holiday differential
  • Local cases
  • Direct deposit
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Referral program
  • One-on-one client care
  • Rotating weekends
  • PPE
  • Friendly staff
  • No overtime mandate
  • RN support
  • Competitive pay

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The Albany Med Health System Visiting Nurses is seeking a motivated, high-energy healthcare professional to join our team. The Service Coordinator assists prospective waiver participants and coordinates and monitors the provision of all services for the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Waiver and the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) Waiver. The Service Coordinator’s goal is to increase the participant’s independence, productivity and integration into the community while maintaining the health and welfare of the individual.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (Licensed by the NYS Education Department) or
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Licensed by the NYS Education Department) or
  • Individual with a Doctorate or Master of Social Work or
  • Individual with a Doctorate or Master of Psychology or
  • Individual with a Master of Gerontology or
  • Licensed Physical Therapist (Licensed by the NYS Education Department) or
  • Registered Professional Nurse (Licensed by the NYS Education Department) or
  • Certified Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Certified by the NYS Education Department) or
  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (Certified by the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification) or
  • Licensed Speech Pathologist (Licensed by the NYS Education Department) or
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist (Licensed by the NYS Education Department)

AND

Must have, at a minimum, one year of experience providing case management/service coordination and information, linkages and referrals regarding community-based services for individuals with disabilities and/or seniors;

OR

Must have, a Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience providing case management/service coordination, information, linkages and referrals regarding community-based services for individuals with disabilities and/or seniors.

Must be able to work independently, demonstrate organizational / time management skills, sound decision making, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Visiting Nurses Home Care offers competitive pay, great growth opportunities, and benefits! Find out why VNHC is the fastest growing home healthcare agency in the region.

Benefits:

  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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Current Office Openings

General Summary:

Responsible for admission and discharge filing, maintaining physician files, back up of intake and mail clerk positions and general office duties.

Job Functions:

  • Responsible for receiving, processing and filing all incoming faxes.
  • Responsible for filing all patient orders and following up on unsigned orders.
  • Auditing all admission and discharge paperwork.
  • Adding and Maintaining the physicians table in HCHB
  • Assuring all active physicians are PECOS verified.
  • Rotates back up duties for reception desk.
  • Responsible for processing outgoing mail.
  • Responsible for processing all medical record requests and ensuring HIPPA compliance.
  • Monitoring email and responding timely.
  • Maintaining and updating patient information, add/changing doctors, updating addresses and contact information.
  • Mailing patient Medication lists.
  • Faxing required documents to physicians and hospitals
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of computers for data entry and general computing skills.
  • Must be precise, exact, and accurate and possess good filing skills.
  • Must be mentally alert and have the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work assignments effectively.
  • Must have good manual dexterity in use of computers and other office equipment that may be utilized in carrying out work assignments
  • Must be extremely accurate in performing work assignments.

Education and Experience:

High school graduate with a minimum of one-year office experience.

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General Summary:

The HR Assistant is responsible for all facets of field and office recruitment. Additional responsible include the administration and coordination of the employee benefits program and general human resource responsibilities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for all facets of the field and office staff recruitment process, including but not limited to, sourcing, screening, interviewing, and onboarding.
  • Develops strategies and programs designed to meet the recruitment needs of the agency.
  • Builds and maintains an active network through contact with colleges, universities, state and national professional associations, etc.
  • Utilizes sourcing techniques to find and attract candidates including but not limited to Indeed, resume data bases, state job board postings, and other social media platforms.
  • Identifies, conducts, and participates in open houses, job fairs, and other recruiting events.
  • Provides and analyzes recruitment metrics such as hiring status, source of hire, time-to-hire reports.
  • Conducts reference checks before an offer of employment is extended to prospective candidates.
  • Maintains accurate Applicant Tracking record.
  • Communicates and coordinates new hire orientation with Manager of Employee Education and Employee Health.
  • Collaborates with department managers and HR Manager to identify and develop accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
  • Acts as a point of contact and builds an influential relationship with candidates and new hires.
  • Responsible for processing and maintaining status changes and terminations in HRIS.
  • Effectively interprets FMLA, PFL, ADA implications as they relate to leaves of absences /disabilities. Processes and administers all leave of absences requests and disability paperwork.
  • Processes background checks on new employees including but limited to Criminal History Background Check, DMV, Medicare and Credit Record Check.
  • Prepares departmental monthly, quarterly and yearly reports, (i.e.; telephone tree, address list, evaluations, extension and seniority list, anniversary reports, birthday reports.)
  • Notifies bargaining union regarding any employee changes including but not limited to new hires, terminations, leave of absences and status changes.
  • Assist with the facilitation and coordination of open enrollment and annual benefits fair.
  • Maintains knowledge of all plan documents in order to respond to employee inquiries.
  • Performs monthly audits of HR personnel and medical files to ensure compliance with the local state and federal requirements.
  • Follows up with new hires on 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days of all completed training to evaluate and measure the results of orientation experience.
  • Maintains confidentiality of human resource files and records
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and company policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and requested.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with good negotiation tactics.
  • Ability to create and implement sourcing strategies for recruitment for a variety of roles.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take the initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with laws, regulations, and best practices applicable to hiring and recruitment.
  • Proficient with or the ability to quickly learn applicant-tracking system.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

Associate degree in a related field required. A minimum of two years of experience in the recruitment and hiring process or human resources is required.

Physical Demands:

Walking, standing, bending, sitting, reaching, lifting, and carrying (up to 15 pounds) as necessary. Constant computer-related work such as typing, looking at computer screen, etc.

Work Environment:

Office environment; ventilated, lighted and with regulated temperature. Multiple interruptions and or distractions from telephone, co-workers, and other staff.

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General Summary:

Responsible for the receipt and processing of agency referrals including insurance verification and authorization, ensuring data entry accuracy and efficiency. Works with multiple software products including but not limited to Allscripts, Focura document management, and Home Care Home Based (HCHB). Manages all incoming calls to the Intake Department maintaining strong customer service and responsiveness and processes same under the direction of the Vice President of Care Transition.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Reviews all incoming referrals via electronic platforms, fax or phone, and conducts initial screenings to ensure they meet the defined admission criteria in accordance with Agency policy.
  • Coordinates with Hospital Home Care Coordinators to validate reimbursement through the insurance portal.
  • Tracks all referrals and follows up as needed.
  • Ensures referrals are addressed in a timely manner and input is completed by close of business.
  • Obtains Face-to-Face documentation from Medicare Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM) referral sources; ensures accuracy, and educates referral sources appropriately for Medicare and Managed Medicare referrals
  • Refers complex cases to the Vice President of Care Transition.
  • Works to educate referral sources appropriately regarding admission criteria and collaborates with the Community Liaison Supervisor on community referrals as needed.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationship with area hospital discharge planners and all referral sources.
  • Handles incoming inquiries for service, and manages messages left on the referral line.
  • Adheres to HIPAA and patient information privacy requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and flexible to changes
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to market aggressively and deal tactfully with customers and the community.
  • Demonstrates good communication, negotiation, and public relations skills.
  • Demonstrates autonomy, organization, assertiveness, flexibility and cooperation in performing job responsibilities.
  • Must have strong follow up skills.
  • Able to multi-task under time pressure.

Education and Experience:

  • Must possess current license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State
  • Minimum one year of customer service experience required, preferably in the healthcare industry (i.e. hospital, long-term care, home care setting, or medical office)

Physical Activities:

Must be able to do the following: bending, squatting, kneeling, standing, sitting without difficulty. Must have the ability to sit for long periods of time. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

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