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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Registered Nurse - Admissions, Part-Time in Boston, Massachusetts

Who We Are:

Since 1985, BHCHP’s mission has been to ensure unconditionally equitable and dignified access to the highest quality health care for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in greater Boston. Over 12,000 homeless individuals are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.

From our earliest days as a program, we have always sought to do work that is transformational: recognizing our shared humanity; centering dignity, compassion, mutual respect and supporting the right of every individual to access the highest levels of health care and every staff member to reach their fullest potential. We continue to be committed to building bridges and breaking down barriers, including systemic racism which harms us all. We provide community-based health care services that are compassionate, dignified, and culturally appropriate, incorporating social determinants of health, with the goal of breaking down the physical and systemic barriers that our patients face.

Bilingual, Bicultural, LGBTQIA identifying, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about working at BHCHP, watch our video Please Click Here (https://www.bhchp.org/careers) .

Job Summary:

NOW OFFERING A $4,000 SIGN ON BONUS

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring . In this vital role as an Admissions RN, you will provide administrative and clinical responsibility for screening referrals and assessing the appropriateness of admissions to the Respite Program. This role reports directly to the Admissions RN supervisor.

As the Admissions Nurse, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, ensuring that all referrals are responded to in a timely and professional manner and that admissions are planned and coordinated with the appropriate administrative and clinical staff. You will work collaboratively with BHCHP staff to facilitate the screening and admission process; informing the clinical staff of planned admissions; entering patient information into the computer and greeting patients, initiating a brief history, physical assessment, and documenting the encounter in the patient’s medical record. You will also provide patient orientation, transportation and problem solve with the Admissions RN manager regarding alternatives for patients who do not meet the criteria for admission to the Respite programs.

Hours: Part-time, 24 hours per week; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday OR Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for admissions coordinated during regular business hours Monday through Friday and admission coordinated to the Respite Programs (Barbara McInnis House)

  • screen admission referrals which occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday and give report to the RN Manager at the end of the day; work collaboratively with BHCHP staff to facilitate the screening and admission process; inform the clinical staff of planned admissions

  • Greet patients, initiates a brief history, physical assessment, and documents the encounter in the patient’s medical record; enter patient information into the computer; provide patient orientation to the Respite programs; transport the patient to the appropriate floor and gives report to the Team Nurse and Provider

  • Problem-solve with the Admissions RN manager regarding alternatives for those patients who do not meet criteria for admission to the Respite programs

    Qualifications:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts RN license; minimum of 3 - 5 years nursing experience preferred; previous hospital experience preferred

  • CPR Certification required

  • Proficient in Spanish language

  • Demonstrated interest in working with an underserved population

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, solve complex problems and deal with a variety of issues, effectively present information and respond to questions from staff and patients

    Benefits:

    NOW OFFERING A $4,000 SIGN ON BONUS

  • BHCHP full time employees are eligible for our competitive time off policy of 4 weeks’ vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, 403B retirement savings plan and employer retirement contribution, and pre-tax MBTA pass program with 40% discount. In addition, eligible employees will receive yearly increases, additional compensation of $7,500 added to your base hiring rate for demonstrated bilingual proficiency and the opportunity to work with local hospitals and community health centers.

    Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, BHCHP pledges not to discriminate against and encourages those from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA identifying, first generation college students and adults without a college degree, Bilingual and Bicultural persons; and individuals from low economic backgrounds.

    Covid-19 Vaccination: For the protection of our workplace and patients, BHCHP requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s) is required for employment. All candidates offered employment will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination.

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