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Community Healthlink Community Nurse For Increasing Access to Community Behavioral Health in worcester, Massachusetts

Come join a friendly and inclusive team that provides quality care! Community Healthlink (CHL) recognizes the power of a diverse community and seeks applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Community Healthlink (CHL) is looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) Community Nurse (RN) in Worcester, MA.

The Certified Community Behavioral Health Center initiative within Community Healthlink is an agency-wide initiative to increase access to the full range of community behavioral health services and to improve the behavioral health and quality of life of the population of focus in Worcester and Leominster, MA through the certification of CHL as a CCBHC and the expansion of our community behavioral health clinic services that align with both CCBHC certification and the needs of our community.

The Community Nurse will provide nursing assessment, treatment, education and health care service coordination to individuals and families. Focus is on promoting and maintaining an optimal level of health. The Community Nurse collaborates with all components of the team and other health care agencies to ensure coordinated, comprehensive services. Services will be provided at Community Healthlink and in the community.

Benefits:

Compensation based on education and related work experience, licensure and other qualifications

Health and Dental insurance (available upon starting)

Generous paid sick, personal, holiday, and vacation time

CEU benefits

Life and Disability insurance

401k with agency contribution

Wellness activity discounts

Work related travel reimbursement

  • Complete nursing assessments of clients screening for but not limited to such diseases as diabetes, hypertension, and tuberculosis

  • Identify medical, emotional, and social problems requiring further assessment and treatment

  • Provide appropriate health care and coordinate referrals as needed

  • Facilitate referrals to primary care provider or establish contact with existing primary care provider

  • Contribute to the development of treatment plan particularly as related to medical concerns. Establishes realistic goals, documents clear and concise plans of care, regularly updates plans of care based on change in health status. Plan of care is made with client, family, and team members

  • Works with individual clients on wellness initiatives such as smoking cessation, improved nutrition, increased physical activity, and stress management, and follows through with all medical care recommendations

  • Facilitate educational groups regarding nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, stress management, and medical needs for clients. Provides educational support to increase knowledge of clients and mental health providers regarding medical conditions. Plan and facilitates wellness activities

  • Maintain regular contact among consumer, primary care, and primary and psychiatric providers, using existing family and social supports as well

  • Promote adherence to prescribed treatment protocols

  • Attend team meetings, staff meetings, case conferences, and collaborate with other providers as needed

  • Record all assessments, treatment plans, and follow up data in the electronic medical record system daily

  • Meet with supervisor on a regular basis

  • Perform other related job duties

  • Respects diverse views and approaches, demonstrates Standards of Respect, and contributes to creating and maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Specialty Responsibilities:

. Nursing assessments may be completed in the community, including in schools and homes

. Complete nursing assessment updates

. Complete assessments and updates consistent with required timeframes

  • Grade 9: Community RN: Valid and current license as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing

  • Experience in the area of practice is necessary

  • Demonstrates person-centered strength-based communications and relationship with consumers using recovery-oriented principles

  • Demonstrates proficiency in standard nursing practice including assessment, intervention, and evaluation

  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively and professionally with consumers, staff and providers.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in completing electronic documentation in compliance with grant requirements, agency, state, and federal guidelines and policies

  • Strengths/Experience in Wellness oriented care plans including nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and stress management.

  • Current valid US-issued drivers license and ability to provide a registered, inspected and insured automobile for work related purposes.

  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

PCN#: 6490

External Company URL: communityhealthlink.org

Street: 72 jaques

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