Experience:
No experience
Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
1/10/2018
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Other
Registered Nurse (RN)
(This job is no longer available)
Care Alliance Health Center | Cleveland, OH
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Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible for the delivery of primary health care with a focus on individuals who are homeless, living in public housing, or uninsured; function as primary care nurse

Requirements:

  • Experience as a community oriented nurse working with underserved populations preferred.
  • Familiarity with health issues including, but not limited to chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma, communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and mental illness.
  • Ability to work independently within scope of nursing practice with little supervision.
  • Ability to communicate and work with diverse populations, including clients, staff, students, volunteers, and the community.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and produce expected results.
  • Good leadership, interpersonal, team-building and communications skills.
  • Commitment to the mission of Care Alliance.
  • Valid driver's license, insurance and transportation

Responsibilities:

  • Triage patients with medical complaints and concerns and refer to provider as appropriate
  • Perform intake on patients according to Care Alliance intake procedures
  • Perform basic health assessments and screening
  • Perform basic procedures, including venipunctures, injections, EKG's, and assisting with other procedures.
  • Maintain accurate health care records.
  • Work collaboratively with other Care Alliance health professionals to facilitate a team approach to patient management
  • Provide education related to specialized health care needs of individuals who are homeless to service providers with whom Care Alliance works
  • Maintain adequate medications and medical supplies
  • Facilitates a safe and healthy environment in Care Alliance clinics
  • Conduct Nurse Clinics
  • Participate in community outreach, such as immunizations and health education as needed
  • Participate in community education and outreach activities, such as the Homeless Stand Down, community education classes and health fairs as appropriate
  • Participate in community activities, such as the Public Housing Advisory Board (Stokes and Riverview), Homeless Advisory Board, and NEOCH (Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless) as appropriate
  • Assist with the development of nursing protocols
  • Assist with the orientation of new clinical personnel and volunteers
  • Supervise/coordinate students and volunteers
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Registered nurse with current Ohio licensure; BSN preferred
  • Minimum three years nursing experience
  • Computer literacy required
  • Experience as a provider of clinical services; primary care, chronic care, outpatient, community health and/or psychiatric nursing background preferred
  • Previous experience with individuals who are homeless or living in public housing preferred

Typical Work Hours

Full time, 40 hours, flexible schedule (including evenings and weekends)

Qualifications

Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location