Are you looking for a different setting for your nursing career this year? VNA of Hudson Valley, now part of Northwell Health At Home, is hiring Home Care RNs in Westchester! We spoke with our employees to get their top five reasons for taking on this unique role.
Be in a position of trust.
As a Home Care Nurse, you’ll be treated like the dedicated and responsible clinical professional you are. It’s up to you to make your schedule and complete your documentation, and there’s no need to report in at a hospital in person.
“You work very autonomously. You are managing your patients and you talk to the supervisor if an issue arises, but basically, you are in the patient’s home managing their needs.”
–Eileen Mcnamee, RN, BSN, MS, Palliative Care Nurse
Find work/life balance.
Because you set your own work schedule, you’ll be able to arrange your day to meet the needs of your patients, as well as yourself and your family.
“Work is very flexible. I am able to manage my own time so I can get my kids ready for school in the morning and off to the bus. My manager helps out with triaging my patients to make my day manageable. I get home with plenty of time to prepare supper or bring my kids to after-school activities.”
— Marijane Tuano, Home Care RN
“In my current role as a Home Care RN, life is much more manageable! I am available for my patients while still being available to my family if needed. It has taken a tremendous amount of stress off the daily tasks of life. The schedule is more flexible, time management is easier, and being able to document at home is a huge help.”
— Jennifer Getler, Home Care RN, BSN
Enjoy great benefits.
Northwell Health provides Home Care RNs with an exceptional benefits package that includes generous paid time off (starting at 27 days per year), tuition reimbursement and much more.
“We can take advantage of great resources for helping nurses refresh skills and gain new skills through inservices and review.”
More one-on-one time with your patients.
Working more closely with your patients is one of the biggest differences you’ll enjoy as a Home Care RN. And with innovative technology such as telehealth, you’ll have access to a whole team of clinical experts.
“It’s very rewarding because it’s an individual patient experience and you know that you made a difference for the patient. The patients tell you this themselves.”
— Eileen Mcnamee
“In choosing to become a nurse, you do it because you want to help people live their best life, and in the home care setting you really have the opportunity to do that.”
— Jennifer Getler
“I can see patients at their home and have the opportunity to see their lifestyle — something that a hospital nurse cannot observe. I can see the family dynamics, support system and their true needs.”
— Marijane Tuano
Be part of a close-knit family.
As a Home Care RN at VNA of Hudson Valley in Westchester, you’ll join an inviting and engaging organization where you’ll be recognized and valued for the unique abilities you bring. And as you work within the home setting, this family connection extends to your patients and their families.
“We aren’t just a nurse in a particular territory; we’re very much known individually by our name. That’s how the organization runs. We’re all different people in a family.”
— Eileen Mcnamee