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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. Primary Care Registered Nurse in Worcester, Massachusetts

Are you looking for a meaningful career?  Are you passionate about health equity? 

The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is one of the largest community health centers in Massachusetts serving Worcester, Framingham, Milford and the surrounding communities.  We are a thriving and growing organization, and our team is expanding across sites to support this growth.

We are currently hiring a Registered Nurse based in Worcester MA.  The Registered Nurse collaborates with the health care team in the delivery of quality primary medical care for patients of all ages, races, and ethnicities at our Community Health Center. They will assess, treat and educate patients about various medical conditions, coordinate care and provide advice and emotional support to patients’ family members, serve as a member of the clinical practice team and work collaboratively with other team members in providing patient care. As part of the team-based approach to care, they will participate in coordinating care for individual patients, support patients and families in self-management through evidenced-based approaches, engage in health center projects that are aimed at specific patient population needs, and utilize effective and appropriate communication strategies, such as health literacy approaches when working with patients.

As an employer of choice, the Health Center prides itself on its inclusive workplace environment which fosters teamwork, accountability and respect and supports the growth and development of each employee.  We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace the richness of the diversity of our staff and community.  You are a good fit for our team if you’re passionate about helping people live healthier lives and enjoy working in a supportive, team-based environment.

Job Summary:

  • Provide direct patient care within the scope of licensure including, but not limited to, patient assessment, administration of vaccinations, medications, and treatments.

  • Provide patient education.

  • Delegate patient care activities to ensure smooth patient flow.

  • Facilitate coordination of patient care outside the organization by activities including medication management, review of diagnostic test results, and follow up on outside services provided (i.e. ER visits, consults).

  • Perform POC testing.

  • Document patient care in the EHR.

  • Modify patient care as age appropriate.

  • Triage (in person or via telephone) patients who present with acute symptoms.

  • Request medical interpretation services.

  • Provide nursing-centered services through nursing visits, chronic disease visits and family planning visits.

    Full job description available upon request.

    Job Requirements:

  • Massachusetts Registered Nurse License.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.

  • Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese preferred.

  • All health center employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID19 and the Flu.


  • Competitive salaries

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, Short-Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life, CME and Tuition Reimbursement

  • Health benefits start on first day of employment.

  • Company pays 79% of health insurance Premiums. 

  • Health benefits include coverage for same-sex domestic partners and gender affirming care.

  • Generous time off packages

  • 403b Retirement Plan with company match

  • Opportunity for advancement in a growing organization

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