Community RN-Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Project Uplift

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA

Full-time
Come join a friendly and diverse clinical team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Community RN in Worcester.

The HOAP Clinic has provided integrated primary and behavioral health care and substance use treatment for more than 30 years. Our highly-qualified, trauma-informed providers and clinicians utilize case managers, care consultants, and nurse care managers to provide a person-centered team approach to meet the needs of each patient through individual and group treatment. The HOAP Clinic has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is a recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practice.

The Uplift Community Clinic provides respectful, sensitive, and compassionate care to persons who have experienced sexual trauma, commercial sexual exploitation, and sex trafficking. Our services strive to address the physical and mental well-being of each patient who seeks care. Services include access to behavioral health care, general medical care, medication treatment for substance use disorders, access to contraception, and options for case management services. The clinic is co-located in a survivor-led community outreach program and within Community Healthlink’s HOAP Program.

Community RN's provide nursing assessment, treatment, education and health care service coordination to individuals and families. Their focus is on promoting and maintaining an optimal level of health. The RN collaborates with all components of the team and other health care agencies to ensure coordinated, comprehensive services. Services will be provided at CHL and outreach locations

Benefits:
Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)
Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time
CEU benefits
Life and Disability insurance
401k with agency contribution
Wellness activity discounts
Work related travel reimbursement

Responsibilities
Complete medical and wellness assessments of clients in an integrated primary care/ behavioral health setting and outreach locations.
Provide individual and group health and wellness education including but not limited to, medications, chronic disease management, stress reduction, nutrition, and other general health concerns.
Participate in outreach to victims and survivors in community and identified sites.
Work within a team to provide direct care.
Collaborate with primary care practitioners, behavioral health team, and case managers.
Providing timely direct care to victims of sexual exploitation, trafficking, and trauma.
Assess safety and develop safety plans with survivors.
Monitor and administer medication as prescribed.
Provide crisis and emergency assessment and interventions.
Treatment planning and assessment.
Document in the electronic health records according to CHL policies
Provide transportation assistance to individuals as needed. Assist clients in accessing transportation through their health insurance and/or budgeting.
Perform outreach services in conjunction with the clinical team or other staff.
Co-facilitate groups and provide necessary preparation and group planning support.
Identify gaps in services and provide data for the purpose of client advocacy.
Assist program manager with tracking of ongoing programmatic data management.
Participate in collaborative case conferences regarding service planning for program participants.
Regularly attend staff meetings, clinical team meetings, program team meetings, supervision and all other required program meetings.
Prepare and maintain confidential client documentation, service records, and preparation of statistical reports.
Attend or participate in relevant trainings. May provide training to staff, community, survivors.
Stay current with current nursing practice.
Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Qualifications
Grade 9: Community RN: Must have a current valid MA RN license
Experience with quality improvement process to improve client care and meet required health risk outcome measures
Experienced with crisis intervention and crisis counseling.
Minimum of 2 years nursing experience
Interest in and knowledge of health and wellness, especially regarding clients with history in trauma, homelessness, substance use disorder, mental health and related issues,
Strong knowledge of Electronic Health Records
Self-directed, innovative, flexible, and adaptability
Excellent communication and documentation skills
Work well with clients individually and in groups
Work well independently and with an integrated team
Desire to outreach clients served in the community
Bilingual/Bicultural in English & Spanish is helpful.
Current valid US-issued driver’s license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in a personal vehicle
Familiarity with community resources and entitlements.
Outlook Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
Familiarity with client documentation, electronic medical records
Must be able to pass a CORI background check
Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.