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An organization that is greatly needed in the community with fantastic clinicians, but internal business is outrageous.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time

Pros

The mission is a good reason to work for VNSNY. If helping the less fortunate in New York through medical care is your ideal job than you will like working for VNSNY. If you believe in the mission that Lillian Wald established than you will like working at VNSNY. Also, competitive salaries are considered, and four weeks vacation time is also a plus, however, taking time off isn't necessarily encouraged in some departments.

Cons

The business lines are siloed. Senior leadership does not support transparency, is often fighting amongst themselves for power or ego boosting, regarding decisions making or change management. There is a great deal of confusion about the changes coming from the top-down, and employee engagement remains poor. VNSNY does not value communications with employees, and no one includes the frontline staff appropriately or toward Magnet Status. The layoffs in 2013 and 2014 were handled poorly, with individual colleagues sitting in on lay-off discussions as if for show and it felt more like targeted firings than financial complications that caused the situation. The company has lost sight of best practices, values and mission, especially on how to treat and communicate with employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to detail and the frontline. Value communications with the field and recognize the stigma in your organization.

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  1. I learned a lot but was still disappointed by the corporate greed-driven mentality.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This is a well recognized, established company that is a good resume entry for those starting out.

    Cons

    Overworked staff, too much talk about reimbursement and not enough about patient care, poor work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place appropriate demands on staff so that efficient results that maintain high-quality can be delivered. Stop making profit more important that patient care quality, both are equally important.

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  2. New focus on the "enterprise" rather than patients & nurses.

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    Former Employee - Public Health Nurse in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Public Health Nurse in New York, NY

    I worked at Visiting Nurse Service of New York full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Home care is a wonderful field where nurses work with people in ways that make a huge difference in their lives. VNSNY has a long & proud history.

    Cons

    VNSNY has become wildly unrealistic about the time and energy nurses need with patients to provide quality care. Continuity of care has been sacrificed for efficiency leading to ineffective RN home visits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the nurses. Really. Why were July 2014 lay-offs (770 RNs, educators, NPs) NOT in the news?

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