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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Registered Nurse (RN) 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 .

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Job Summary:


Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program is seeking a full time RN evenings and weekends at our clinics at the Southampton shelter, Transitions shelter, and other sites as dictated by program needs. Travel between sites is required. This position provides daily nursing support for clinic patients as part of a multidisciplinary team in a highly collaborative environment. This position is crucial to assure that clinically appropriate and timely decisions are made and actions are taken around patient assessments, administering of medications, treatments and overall patient care. Other responsibilities include educating patients on medication and general health information.

Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week, Rotating Weekends, Shifts may vary; Monday - Friday 6am - 2:30pm, 6am - 8:30pm, and/or 12pm - 8:30pm; Saturday and/or Sunday 7am - 7pm


  • Direct nursing care of patients on assigned team to ensure that all needs of the patients are met, in conformance with established policies and procedures, as well as Department of Health rules and regulations.

  • Responsible for accurate assessments and documentation, reporting to appropriate personnel as indicated (i.e., on-call provider, nurse manager, Site Manager, etc.).

  • Responsible for administering medications and treatments to all the patients assigned to him/her skillfully and correctly, documenting per policy. Observe and report any adverse reactions.

  • Responsible for updating and maintaining accurate treatment records, flow sheets and vaccine administration, documenting per policy. Observe and report any adverse reactions.

  • Provide all nursing related activities in association with primary care clinical operations at BHCHP primary clinic settings, including direct care and nursing case management activities, immunizations, and screenings.

  • Provide triage and nursing assessment of walk-in and scheduled patients, as directed.


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts RN license.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ nursing experience preferred.

  • Experience with underserved population preferable.

  • Life support training certification (e.g. CPR, BLS, ACLS) from a course that includes a hands-on, in-person component.

    Compensation and Benefits:


  • The hourly compensation starts at $35.22 and increases based on years of experience.

  • 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 annual compensation of $7,500 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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