Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Day/Evening 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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The purpose of this position is to provide collaboration with registered nurse leadership around the daily clinical support for McInnis House patients. 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.
Hours: Full-time: 40 hours per week, Days/Evenings, 7:00am-3:30pm and 7:00am-7:00pm; every other weekend /holiday commitment
Direct Nursing Care:
Direct nursing care of patients on assigned team to ensure that all needs of the patients are met, in conformance with respite 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., supervising Team RN, on-call provider, nurse manager, Director of Nursing, etc.).
Responsible for administering medications and treatments to all the patients assigned to his/her Team 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 appropriately.
Participate actively in New Patients Rounds, Team Rounds, and all other Team meetings when appropriate .
Responsible for giving and receiving report at change of shift.
Responsible for checking narcotics and related drug supplies per policy; sign appropriate forms.
Responsible for assigning specific individual tasks to, and directing Respite Aides, and giving each a verbal report on patients’ needs.
Maintains a professional approach with confidentiality.
Maintains the standards of accurate and complete recording and reporting. Ensuring that the clinical record for each patient on his/her Team is current and accurate.
Education and Training:
Educate patients according to their needs, using nursing knowledge and skills, in such areas as Diabetes, TB, HIV, and medications to promote their physical and mental well-being.
Participate in orientation and in-service training for personnel, student nurses and other health professions as indicated.
Prepare patients for admission, transfers, visits to treatment or diagnostic services, or discharge. Assure documentation is completed and incorporated into the progress notes, in compliance with the facility policy.
Based on the needs of the unit, may be required to be available for off shifts and weekends on a rotating basis.
Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences.
Licensed as LPN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Minimum of 2 years of experience preferred.
Experience with underserved population preferred.
Experience with EMR strongly preferred.
Bilingual Spanish & English candidates encouraged to apply.
Strong medical assessment skills.
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 seven thousand five hundred dollars 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: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s) is optional for employment. Candidates who are offered employment will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination if they choose to.
Please Note: Employment at Boston Health Care for the Homeless is at-will. Boston Health Care for the Homeless does not sponsor work authorization visas.
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