Your Nursing Career with Cayuga Health – phase 2

Empowering nurses. Empowering you. Right here.

It is very important to us that we create a work environment where everyone feels welcomed, comfortable, valued for what they bring to the organization, recognized for their contributions, and empowered to provide the highest quality care. It goes beyond salary and benefits. We work hard to develop an environment and culture that attracts top-quality talent. That is what sets Cayuga Health apart.

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Who We Are

What We Offer

How We Work

Career Development

What Our Team Says


We provide a comprehensive onboarding program for experienced nurses and recent grads. At Cayuga Health, we teach you everything you need to know about your chosen specialty. Whether you are an experienced nurse switching specialties or a recent graduate, we have the resources and tools to help you make a successful transition. Learn More >>

Who We Are

Cayuga Health System unites two longstanding, independent hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca and Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls. Our two hospitals and multiple ambulatory locations have served our respective communities well for many years. Our more than XXXX nurses and patient services providers are committed to providing exceptional patient care and a meaningful experience to our patients and their families. By joining together in a cohesive health-care network, we are in a strong position to provide seamless, comprehensive, community-centered care for the many residents we serve across the Finger Lakes and central New York.

A letter from our Chief Nursing Officer, Naph’tali (Tali) Edge

I have the great pleasure of serving as the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice-President of Patient Services for Cayuga Health System (CHS). One of my main objectives is to connect with team members in nursing and patient services about their experiences working here.

What strikes me most is the pride that nurses express about serving our patients and our community and the passion to do it in a compassionate and patient-centered way. The culture, community, and resilience are some of the reasons why I'm on this team and I am inspired and grateful that I get to experience it every day. Nursing is the backbone of healthcare and the work that we do and care that we provide is worthwhile work that makes a huge difference.

We have amazing focus to advance the nursing practice, increase opportunities for growth and advancement, ensure nursing representation, strengthen staffing and workload, and offer competitive wages. We would be honored if you would consider joining our CHS team and help us continue to serve our beloved community.

Please know you matter, you will be appreciated, and you will be valued.

Humbly and honestly,


Naph’tali (Tali) Edge, DNP
Chief Nursing Officer/VP Patient Services
Cayuga Health System

What We Offer

Flexible Scheduling

We will work with you to make sure you get the work/life balance you require. Learn More >

Competitive Packages

We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package, including liberal paid time-off and sign-on bonuses.

Continuing Education

Tuition reimbursement is available for career-related education.

Advancement Opportunities

We have a solid track record of providing opportunities for career growth and promotion within the organization.

Nurse to Patient Ratio

We offer some of the best nurse to patient ratios. This creates a safer environment and provides a more positive experience for patients and nurses.


Situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes, known for its diverse cultural life and its natural beauty. Lakes, waterfalls, gorges, and trails for hiking and cross-country skiing abound, providing year-round recreational opportunities as well as an active community of artists in theatre, music, dance, film, and the visual arts. The area is a great place to visit, work, live, and raise a family. It is also an easy drive to larger metropolitan areas and is surrounded by some of the finest private and state universities and colleges in the world.

How We Work

At Cayuga Health, we believe in supporting and valuing each and every team member. Our Professional Practice Model supports this. This framework serves as a guide for defining, overseeing, and evaluating professional nursing practice to ensure and support the advancement of the nursing and patient services team. The Professional Practice Model, also referred to as our practice framework, represents the nursing and patient services providers professional identity through the following XXXX components that describe how our team practices, collaborates, communicates, and develops professionally to provide patient-centered care of the highest quality.

Ongoing Career Development

By the nature of the profession, nursing and patient services care providers are committed to lifelong learning. By offering high-impact programs with a reduced time commitment, Cayuga Health provides critical training and development for our nursing and patient services team, without compromising the time needed to do their jobs effectively.

Advancing your Nursing and Patient Services Career at Cayuga Health:

The clinical ladder program (do we have a name for this?) offers direct patient care providers a variety of development opportunities and allows NPS team members to build a customized career portfolio based on their interests. The purpose of the program is to promote career development and raise the bar of professional excellence among clinical team members while also providing recognition and advancement opportunities.

The program outlines flexible criteria for demonstration of excellence within XXXXX domains of professional practice at Cayuga Health.

Shared Leadership

Shared Leadership is an interprofessional, collaborative governance structure where members share in decision-making that impacts professional practice and the work environment. Cayuga Health’s Shared Leadership structure includes councils at the system, hospitals, and unit levels. These councils play a vital role in ensuring the nurses and interprofessional collaborative partners have an active role in making decisions that impact professional practice. Through shared leadership, members are responsible and accountable for defining, implementing, and evaluating professional practice. The structure of shared leadership is part of the leadership component of our Professional Practice model, where team members share decisions that affect their practice.

What Our Team is Saying

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