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Registered Nurse (RN) - Cleveland, OH

Company: Care Alliance Health Center
Job type: full-time
Category: Hospital, Health Care

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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)

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