Community RN-Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Project

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA2.9

Full-timeEstimated: $43,000 - $57,000 a year
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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.

Community Healthlink’s Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project (HOAP) provides direct services to individuals who are homeless. Services include outpatient primary health care, behavioral health care (individual and group mental health and addiction treatment), and outreach and case management services. Working together, our integrated, multi-disciplinary treatment teams address physical and mental health needs, substance use disorders, and identified social determinants of health by providing access to a wide-variety of patient-centered, trauma-informed treatment and services. CHL HOAP is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) 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
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
Work with primary care practitioners and behavioral health team
Coordination of client care as needed, with all health care providers, families, residential home staff and others
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
Attend all required meetings and trainings
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.