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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program RN, COVID Tester 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:

People experiencing homelessness are at a heightened risk for COVID-19. Widespread testing in shelters and other congregate settings has been a critical feature of BHCHP’s response to the novel coronavirus.

As the cold weather approaches, we anticipate a need for expanded COVID-19 testing and care, and the testing staff will play a key role in containing the spread of coronavirus among people experiencing homelessness.

Hours: Per Diem Shifts:  8am - 12pm and 12pm - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday as needed


  • Screen patients presenting for testing for symptoms of COVID-19

  • Conduct nasal and nasopharyngeal tests

  • Follow infection control protocols

  • Enter data into EMR

  • Counsel patients on results and communicate any positive COVID-19 results

  • Open or close testing site; clean up area and dispose of trash

  • Communicate with Medical Director of COVID Testing about any complicated cases


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts RN license

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to respond to concerns from patients or staff in a courteous and respectful manner, including when under stressful circumstances

  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and professionalism

  • Working knowledge and experience with electronic health records is strongly preferred

  • A demonstrated interest in working with underserved populations, including people with co-morbid psychiatric illness and substance use disorder

  • Ability to drive, with reliable access to a car is preferred – will travel to different sites

    Per Diem Perks:  

  • Per diem employees have the flexibility to control their work schedule

  • Access to free Spanish classes and Equity and Inclusion trainings

    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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