Community LPN-Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Project Medical

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA2.9

Full-timeEstimated: $36,000 - $49,000 a year
SkillsBenefits
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 LPN 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.

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 provide a person-centered team approach to meet the needs of each patient through individual and group treatment.

The LPN provides nursing care for an adult population by performing nursing assessment, treatment, education and health care service coordination to individuals and families. The LPN collaborates with all components of the team and other health care agencies to ensure coordinated, comprehensive services.

Benefits:
Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications
Health and Dental insurance (active 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
Asses the physical and psychosocial status of patients in all settings by obtaining appropriate patient histories, administering physician/primary care provider orders, nursing assessment, medication administration reconciliation, medication administration and documentation.
Provide appropriate health care and coordinates referrals as prescribed by providers.
Maintain documentation required for all primary care clients receiving in home nursing services.
Promote education and adherence to prescribed treatment protocols.
Communicates with health care facilities when clients are admitted and plans for discharge to ensure continuity of care.
Facilitates wellness education to individuals and offer groups with health and wellness focus.
Records all client information within electronic medical record system daily, received by outside healthcare agencies.
Administer immunizations per provider orders m daily quality control checks for the practice.
Assists RN Case Managers/ and medical assistants as needed on daily basis.
Active team member working on quality improvement within the Primary Care Practice sites.
Assists with population health screenings and outcomes.
Attends all Primary Care and CHL required meetings and trainings.
Will be required to transport clients in personal vehicle
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 6A: Community LPN: Must have a current MA LPN license
Demonstrates person centered strength based communications and relationship with consumers using recovery oriented principles.
Maintain a knowledge base in accordance with the current trends of nursing and compliance with all standards of agency policies and procedures
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively and professionally with consumers, staff and providers.
Demonstrates proficiency in completing electronic documentation in compliance with grant requirements, agency, state, and federal guidelines and policies
Knowledge of medical, substance abuse and mental health nursing.
Will be required to work across all three Primary care sites
Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes including transporting clients in your own vehicle and travel between work sites
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.