Community RN-Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI)

Community Healthlink - Worcester, MA2.9

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $48,000 - $63,000 a year
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.

PBHCI-The primary and behavioral health care integration program (PBHCI) provides access to a primary care physician (PCP) in our outpatient clinic for our consumers with severe and persistent mental illness who are not currently connected to a PCP. The PBHCI model includes nurse care managers who will coordinate care with the behavioral and primary care providers, perform wellness assessments, develop wellness treatment plans and develop and facilitate wellness activities.

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

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

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 intervention
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
Perform related duties as assigned
Will require transporting Clients in personal vehicle
Perform other related job duties as assigned
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
Grade 9: Community RN: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing with current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Massachusetts
Self-directed, innovative, flexible, and adaptability
Strong knowledge of Electronic Health Records
Experience with quality improvement process to improve client care and meet required health risk outcome measures
Excellent communication and documentation skills
2-3 years medical nursing experience with behavioral health and substance abuse experience preferred
Interest and knowledge about health and wellness, especially regarding clients with medical and behavioral health issues
Work well with clients individually and in groups
Work well independently and with an integrated team
Desire to outreach clients served in the community
Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes, including transporting clients in your own vehicle
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.