Discover a rewarding career as a Northwell home care infusion registered nurse
Explore how Northwell provides home care infusion registered nurses with opportunities for career growth and development.
Discover a career well cared for as a home care infusion registered nurse. As part of our nursing team, you can develop leadership skills and further your education while making a positive impact for our patients and the community.
Below, you will find information about one of the many ways to grow your career as a home care infusion registered nurse.
Meet Danielle, a staff nurse in the emergency department at Huntington Hospital, inspired by a culture of patient-centered care and team member wellness
Danielle Mayhew, RN, BSN, CVRN-BC, is a full-time staff nurse in the emergency department (ED) at Huntington Hospital, facing a fast-paced environment for which she feels both supported and inspired by her managers and team members to succeed. What Danielle loves most about working as a registered nurse (RN) in the ED at Northwell, is that every day is different, and she gets to see a little bit of everything due to the range of ailments we see and treat at Northwell. She takes care of emergency patients with broken bones and abdominal pains to car accident victims and those who are critically ill.
When Danielle started her career with us in 2018 as a throughout nurse taking care of admitted patients, it was her training, that helped prepare her for her current position in the ED. During that time, she was able to get great experience with medical, surgical and telemetry patients while being in the emergency room setting.
After realizing she had a passion for emergency medicine, Danielle transitioned to an emergency department RN role in 2021. “Northwell has supported my growth by allowing me a smooth transition from throughput RN to ED RN. Throughout my career here, Northwell has provided me with multiple advancement opportunities, including learning the triage process, becoming a charge nurse and preceptor.”
Danielle’s current role frequently places her in triage areas, including walk-in and EMS triage. She also enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge with new nurses. Danielle emphasized, “The main thing that attracted me to Northwell and keeps me here is the culture around patient-centered care, as well as team member wellness.”
At Northwell, we believe that caring for your overall well-being is key to a happier and healthier you. For this reason, we offer programs and services to support your total well-being based on our five-pillars covering physical, emotional, financial, social and spiritual well-being. With benefits ranging from tuition assistance and reimbursement programs and paid family leave to team walking challenges and medical and retirement plans, plus much more. With all of the wellness initiatives and benefits our team members have access to, Danielle knows how important it is to help educate new nurses on these programs as she advises them to get involved in as many things as possible and try new things, just as she was encouraged to do, so they too can achieve total well-being.
Celebrating a shared experience for Jewish American Heritage Month with our Jewish Bridges BERG
At Northwell Health, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment, where all our team members are supported. The Northwell Health Business Employee Resource Groups (BERGs) connect our team members to create a unified and respectful workplace.
This month, we connected with Jewish Bridges BERG co-chair and founder Rabbi Dr. Hillel Fox; director of spiritual services, and co-chair Michelle Teitelbaum, nurse practitioner (NP), to reflect on the month and the impact the Business Employee Resource Groups had on their career journey.
Tell us about your career journey at Northwell.
Rabbi Dr. Hillel Fox (HF): In 2017, I was offered a per-diem position as an associate chaplain at North Shore University Hospital. Two months later, I became the full-time staff chaplain and started taking advantage of leadership training programs, mentorship opportunities and online courses to grow both professionally and personally in my role. In 2019, I was promoted to the director of spiritual services, where I am thankful every day to be blessed with this exceptional opportunity and to advance the highest standards of patient-centered spiritual care.
Michelle Teitelbaum (MT): I started working as a nursing attendant at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream (LIJVS) in 2017 while finishing nursing school. Upon graduation, I joined the emergency department nurse fellowship program at LIJVS and continued to work there for almost five years as a registered nurse. During this time, I became a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and became active in various committees within the hospital. Through the Northwell tuition reimbursement program, I graduated from Hofstra’s Northwell School of Nursing in 2022 as an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, before I moved to Long Island Jewish Medical Center as a nurse practitioner on the medicine ACP team.
Why do you think it is so important for Northwell to have Bridges BERGs, like the Jewish Bridges BERG?
HF: An essential purpose of the Bridges BERGs is to create a network of team members who are proud of their individual identities and are passionate about cultural, racial, and religious diversity, as well as relationship-building through understanding. The BERGs have given me a voice to drive strategies that can impact our organization and foster a greater awareness of Jewish beliefs and practices, holiday observances, kosher dietary requirements and cultural sensitivities, I worked with the Center for Equity of Care to help start the Jewish Bridges BERG and have been serving as one of its co-chairs ever since.
MT: The Northwell Health Bridges BERGs are part of a truly amazing organization that supports, treasures and honors diversity among its team members. We all have so much to learn from one another. As a BERG member and co-chair, I have become more educated on the various cultures of my colleagues, as well as our patients. It has given me the opportunity to relate to patients and their families on a deeper level, which is extremely beneficial in providing patient-centered care.
What was the theme of this year’s Jewish American Heritage Month? What does that theme mean to you?
HF: We chose the central theme of “Shared Experience” to celebrate this year’s Jewish American Heritage Month. During the month of May, the Jewish Bridges BERG has hosted a variety of meaningful and impactful events to highlight the experiences of our ancestors, including how they helped build America to the shared experiences minority groups face in America. We held a meaningful Yom HaShoah Holocaust Memorial program, interviewing Northwell team members who shared their family’s tragic Holocaust experiences, produced a touching Northwell BERG Holocaust solidarity video, where every BERG participated in uniting against antisemitism and provided information that counters prejudice and hatred. Finding opportunity to educate Northwell team members regarding the diversity of our colleagues and of the patient populations we care for is what drives this thematic year-round for us.
MT: The Jewish Bridges BERG hosts events throughout the year, mostly surrounding the Jewish holidays, to celebrate both religion and culture. In celebration of both Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month and Jewish American Heritage month, the Jewish and Asian Bridges BERGs co-hosted a culinary celebration event. We will be ending the month with a webinar where we focus on hearing from our BERG members about their career journeys at Northwell and will be participating in the Celebrate Israel Parade.
At Northwell, we stand together to embrace the understanding and support of the cultural and spiritual values and beliefs of our fellow team members and the communities we serve. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Take the first step toward a career in business, facilities and support services at Northwell Health
Are you looking for a career that will allow you to interact with people while working for a company that promotes career growth and development? From security to call center representative, Northwell Health offers a variety of entry-level opportunities to help you get started on your career journey.
At Northwell, we are committed to helping our team members reach their full potential through skill and professional development opportunities. Our team members have access to mentorship programs, tuition reimbursement and professional development workshops designed to empower and inspire throughout any step of the career journey.
Below, you will find some exciting business, facilities and support services career opportunities Northwell offers that only require a high school and either a certification and/or training program. Take the first step toward a rewarding career at Northwell Health. Check out our available business, facilities and support positions across our healthcare system.
Strengthen your leadership skills with Northwell Health’s nursing team
Northwell Health invests in its people. We provide our team members with access to the right resources and mentorship programs so they can grow their career and learn to lead others. Read to hear from two of our nurse leaders and learn more about Northwell’s professional development opportunities in nursing.
Mentorship is one of the greatest ways a nurse can learn and grow professionally. “My managers and directors knew I wanted to pursue higher positions. They encouraged me to apply for greater opportunities. They helped me form a path to get me to where I am today,” says Emanuel Remilus, assistant nurse manager at Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). Emanuel attributes his mentorship approach and love in caring for others to his time being hospitalized as a child at CCMC. He was so inspired by the care he was given when he was young, that it made him want to pursue a career in nursing and nursing leadership at Northwell. Emanuel started his career in 2013 as a member in our pediatric critical care fellowship program. From there, he grew in his role as a registered nurse (RN) and recognized quickly that his passion for learning and leading others was something he could pursue.
“The great thing about Northwell is that when someone sees the potential in you, they will help nourish you, so you can grow.” Because Emanuel’s managers and directors knew he wanted to pursue higher levels in nursing, they invited him to attend the Northwell Nurse Leadership Conference in March 2020 where he had the chance to network with mentors and team members with similar interests and goals. The following year, Emanuel was recommended to apply for the assistant nurse manager role in his unit, and he is now currently participating in the Stony Brook University Master of Science in Nursing Leadership program. “I’ve learned how to connect with people and how to identify their strengths and areas of improvement. I always like to challenge and support everyone so they can be their best selves. My leaders have always tried to help me grow, and that’s something I like to translate into my leadership style today.”
Victoria Cotto, assistant manager of patient care at Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH), kicked off her exciting nursing career with our team after she attended Northwell’s Golden Ticket Nursing Showcase event in 2017. Every year, Northwell hosts this exclusive, annual event for top performing nursing students. It’s a day of networking and learning about the great opportunities for nursing careers across our entire health system. “Despite being such a large organization, Northwell does an amazing job of making people feel welcome and part of a team,” shared Victoria, “That’s how I felt the moment I walked into the Golden Ticket Nursing Showcase and it’s why Northwell has continued to be my number one choice throughout my career.”
Victoria joined Northwell as an RN in our nurse residency program at NWH in 2018 and settled into a medical surgical telemetry unit for almost four years. While at Northwell, she completed her MSN in nursing management and executive leadership from Sacred Heart University. She also held a spot on the informatics team on the shared governance board, and quickly began her preceptor training to supervise nursing students during their clinical rotations. During the Covid–19 pandemic, she volunteered to be crossed trained in the intensive care unit (ICU) which led her to pursue her passion in critical care as she began to work in the ICU full-time. “Having great managers behind me who endorse all of my career interests, really make the difference,” shared Victoria. “Every single one of us has something to give, and if you have the right support system, the potential is there in everyone.”
At Northwell Health, we believe that lifelong learning opportunities truly have a positive impact on one’s career, which is why we have some of the best opportunities for professional growth and development available. Registered nurses and nursing support team members can advance their careers within our organization through tuition reimbursement programs which help our team members experience continuing education, access to certification courses at our Institute for Nursing mentorship opportunities across the health system and more. We also offer nursing students, new graduates, and experienced nurses a strong foundation to develop their clinical skills through hands-on experiences, with our fellowship and externship programs. Our Center for Learning and Innovation offers continuous learning programs to all Northwell team members, and all Health Raisers have access to LinkedIn Learning courses so that they can grow their professional career at their own pace.
Five reasons to choose a career in Hospice Nursing at Northwell Health
Kathleen Malhame, RN, started working at Northwell Health 14 years ago and served as a registered nurse in different areas of specialization throughout her career, but her passion was always hospice nursing. Today, as a field registered nurse (RN), she covers the inpatient hospice care unit at Stern Family Rehabilitation Center and makes home visits for patients admitted to the home care hospice program. Her responsibilities range from emotional and psychosocial support, symptom management and education to pain management and end-of-life care.
When people think about a hospice nurse role, it may be difficult to imagine themselves working with patients who are living their final days, weeks, or months. What most people don’t know, is hospice nurses wouldn’t trade what they do for anything else. For those in this career, like Kathleen, it’s a passion and a privilege to help improve the quality of life for a patient’s remaining days and to serve as a source of support for a patient’s family.
Read below to learn more about Kathleen’s career journey and five reasons to consider a career in hospice nursing.
1. Hospice nurses love what they do.
Our team members don’t become hospice nurses by accident. Nurses like Kathleen always found themselves drawn to patients who were dying. Early in Kathleen’s career, she worked as an oncology nurse with cancer patients and with patients with HIV/AIDS, before today’s effective treatments were available.
Kathleen shared, “It’s an honor to help patients with their journey. We develop close bonds with them and because we’re in their homes, we’re often there to witness emotional interactions between patients and their loved ones. You can feel it when you’re in the presence of love—it’s palpable.”
2. Hospice nurses have many roles.
Before patients enter hospice, they may have struggled with shortness of breath, unmanaged pain, or other symptoms. Hospice nurses offer interventions that help to ease these symptoms. But hospice care goes beyond managing physical symptoms.
Some patients are very accepting of their diagnosis and prognosis. Other individuals struggle, unsettled by their circumstances. Our hospice nurses work with the social worker to pick up on things like this, to help patients reach a better place emotionally. Hospice nurses are also an invaluable resource for loved ones.
3. Hospice nurses work with people of all ages.
While the majority of hospice patients are older adults, there are no age limits on hospice. Anyone who has a prognosis of six months or less can be eligible from babies, children, teenagers, and young adults in hospice. For patients of all ages, hospice nurses help to ease symptoms while offering compassionate care.
4. Hospice nurses help guide families through different experiences.
When a hospice nurse meets with patients and families for the first time, they tell them that hospice care creates a 24-hour safety net for symptom management.
There’s nothing mundane about this job. Every day our team members see different patients and families coping with their conditions and try to help improve situations. The job allows us to focus on patients and family members by providing health knowledge and emotional support to help family members cope with the reality of the situation.
Sometimes a hospice nurse might sing to a patient with end-stage dementia because dementia patients are often able to connect with music. If a patient needs to be transferred to an inpatient unit for a higher level of care, our team might arrange for the family to get together one last time at home, before the patient leaves. If the patient’s children live far away, they might speak with them by phone and get to know their local caregivers.
5. Hospice care is mission-driven work.
There are advantages of the hospice benefit that many patients and their families don’t know about it. Because of this, some patients come onto hospice very late where families may not hear about it until the final days of their loved one’s life.
“Hospice is so often centered around the certainty of death,” shared Kathleen, “If there was anything I would want my patients, families and colleagues to know and understand about this profession, is that the mission of the work we do looks to celebrate life and to continue to provide quality resources to support each and every life story.”
Alternative career paths nurses can explore at Northwell Health
Our extraordinary nursing team at Northwell shares a passion in caring for our patients across many different departments and specialties, whether at the bedside or another career path such as telehealth, clinical informatics or case management. Read to learn more about a few alternative career paths and how each role plays a critical part in patient care.
For over 26 years, Kara Benneche has been caring for patients. She began her journey working as a cardiac nurse and transitioned into an emergency department role for 12 years. In 2013, she decided to go back to school to pursue her Master’s of Science in Nursing. She finished her degree through Northwell’s tuition reimbursement support while practicing as a nurse educator at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Kara advanced her career from a nurse educator to a nurse manager. Two years before applying to become the director of telehealth, Kara became interested in learning more about telehealth operations and how it could impact the future of nursing. She reached out to a Northwell telehealth clinical leader and was invited to take a tour of the TeleICU facility. That experience helped her to purse her career move as an associate vice president in telehealth operations today. In this role, she oversees a team of critical care nurses in the ICU through audio and visual equipment — allowing patients to be discharged earlier and still have access to care from the comfort of their own homes. “You never know where your journey can take you at Northwell. There are so many opportunities to explore,” Kara says, “Being able to support the bedside team virtually is truly amazing.”
Michele Burk began her career as a nurse extern in a postpartum newborn nursery. After going back to school to continue her education, she earned her master’s degree in administration with informatics. “I fell in love with how informatics impacts clinicians and patient care by improving workflow.” She shared, “it acts as a sort of translator for our clinical team members.” Now as assistant vice president of clinical informatics, her team helps blend clinical care with technology. In her role, she develops and implements clinical information system initiatives for Inpatient Clinical Informatics (CIS) and Emergency Departments for Northwell.
Before becoming a registered nurse in case management, Kimberly Camacho began her nursing career on the post-op surgical floor at Northern Westchester Hospital. She worked in this role for several years and later became an assistant in patient care management on the oncology floor. For Kimberly, staying in one area of nursing wasn’t enough. “If you aren’t learning, you aren’t growing. Advancing your education is one of the best things you can do for yourself to further your career.” Today, Kimberly still utilizes Northwell’s tuition reimbursement program, previously taking advantage of this benefit to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), as she works toward a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
Clinical Call Center
As a current supervisor at Northwell’s clinical call center, Denise McEvoy-Bautz recalls a time when she began teaching at the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), while working in a per-diem nursing role at South Shore University Hospital (SSUH). After a year, she was accepted into a critical care fellowship program to work in the ICU and stroke unit at SSUH. In this role she learned about an open position at Northwell’s clinical call center, a virtual emergency room open 24/7, 365 days a year for all patients and our employees. “Being a part of the clinical call center team, I have a stronger relationship with the doctors and our nurses because I am in constant communication with them, working together to get the patient where they need to be,” she shared.
As an associate executive director in quality management at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Andrea Restifo feels that our patients and team members are the most important reason why she is successful in her role. After volunteering at a local hospital in the emergency and radiology departments, she received her BSN and began working at NSUH as a medical/surgical RN. While working, she benefitted with our tuition reimbursement program to earn her MSN before moving first into ambulatory services and then care coordination. While Andrea’s journey in nursing is uniquely her own, when asked what the most important piece of advice nurses should keep in mind when exploring and applying for any nursing role at Northwell, she says, “Knowing what you are great at is so important. Look at your skills and determine how you can use them alongside your fellow team members to care for patients.”
Clinical Professional Development
Kathleen Casler, a senior director in clinical professional development at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), began her career in nursing as a new graduate labor and delivery nurse, a role she holds near and dear to her heart. She had the opportunity to then transition to a nurse educator role while going back to school through the support of Northwell’s tuition reimbursement program to get her master’s in nursing education. Kathleen later would become a Magnet program director, leading the charge for Magnet recognition, which is the highest nursing honor for a hospital to receive. Kathleen says, “Many nurses have a story about their career journey. Learning their stories, along with the twists and turns they experience, will help you gain greater insight into this amazing profession.”
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