VNA employees can say it best:
"VNA's good working environment and people, the ability to learn new systems and great benefits are a few of the reasons why I have enjoyed working here for the past 4 years."
"Working at a non-profit that directly benefits the community through its services, I am able to help others through my position at the VNA. The staff and volunteers here, from office support to home care professionals in the field, truly care and go above and beyond to serve patients every day. It's a great place to work if you want to impact others and the community at large. I am fortunate to have a fantastic group of people to work with. Everyone works well as a team, especially between different departments."
"I chose the VNA because of the thorough training and orientation period allotted to new hires. The VNA puts immense time and effort into the development of its staff and there is ample opportunity to expand your knowledge and skill set in any position. Working in tandem with such supportive coworkers creates a friendly, cohesive environment with a constant flow of valuable job knowledge. Whether you are a clinician or an office employee, the VNA provides a strong learning environment with considerable room for growth, and the team-oriented environment makes learning and achievement all the more possible."
"One of the most enjoyable things about being a Patient Care Coordinator at the VNA is communicating with our patients every day. It always makes my day to chat with them a little bit after helping them with their questions. There are quite a few patients who I speak to often and have built a good relationship with. Many of them make me laugh on a daily basis, which sometimes is exactly what I need!"
"Home care has always interested me and I enjoy the direct patient interaction. VNA offers a new graduate program which was a perfect transition from nursing school to begin my career. Each day I see 3-4 patients in their homes, depending on whether it is a Routine or an Admission visit. I love the opportunity to see something new every day. I am able to have independence in the field and make important clinical decisions, while still having the help of a supervisor when needed. The benefits of working at the VNA for me are having normal work hours, only working one weekend per month, working at my own pace and being able to schedule patients at times convenient for me."
"A typical day working as a VNA staff nurse is setting up for each patient on my daily schedule, visiting patients, charting the information, calling MDs, sending emails and following up. What I enjoy most about working for the VNA is the appreciation patients have for my nursing services and having an excellent team leader and awesome co-workers."
"I chose to work at the VNA because it is a nationally recognized organization that specializes in homecare, and has an outstanding reputation in the community. Unlike hospitals where you see a patient for 12 hours and have no time to sit down and get to know them, VNA home care enables patients to stay in their homes to heal. Being able to form relationships with my patients is what I enjoy most, and patients really appreciate the continuity of care!"
"I came to VNA 4 years ago because of its flexibility, the new graduate program and the opportunity to apply skills. In my new position as Staff Nurse Team Leader, I now have an opportunity to help new graduate nurses develop confidence and learn clinical skills. Working in the home health field, there are always new skills to learn and situations that require critical thinking. What I love about working at the VNA is the flexibility, learning experience, supportive staff, educated staff, furthering education opportunities, and promotion opportunities, the positive daily impact on patients overall is very rewarding."
"This VNA stands out over other companies to me because of their use of modern technology and equipment. I also like working for a non-profit that benefits the community. They value a young and dynamic work force, and they are supportive and offer ways to advance within the company. The VNA is a place where I feel valued for my contributions, and where I feel my work has a real impact on the organization."
"I decided to become a nurse while I was still a child. I worked in a hospital for two years after nursing school, but it wasn't until I began working at the VNA Hospice that I truly found my calling."
"My job is sometimes challenging and stressful, but always tremendously rewarding. I would definitely encourage other young nurses to consider a career path with the VNA."
"Working at the VNA has been a truly rewarding experience. The VNA plays such an important role in the community and it is great to be a part of an organization that provides invaluable services to those receiving care at home."
"My role as a team leader has given me the opportunity to work with all levels of nurses in achieving their goals as case managers when assisting patients to achieve their goals and outcomes. It is a pleasure to work one-on-one with each of the nurses on a daily basis as well as a team. We really enjoy our quarterly lunches together!"