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.
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
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.
. 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.
External Company URL: communityhealthlink.org
Street: 72 jaques