Website Neighborcare Health

Seeking an RN with a strong interest and/or experience in pysch nursing, substance use disorders, and issues related to homelessness.

Neighborcare Health offers high quality health care through its medical, dental and school-based clinics, and is the leading provider to low-income and uninsured patients in the Seattle area. Our purpose is to improve health by engaging, educating, and empowering people in the communities we serve.

We offer competitive pay, an excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, and more!

Community Base RN Summary:

The Housing Health Outreach Team (HHOT) is an RN-led multidisciplinary team providing services to formerly homeless individuals living in permanent supportive housing. HHOT uses a trauma-informed approach, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing to elicit patients’ health care goals, and support them in reaching them. RNs do active outreach to individuals within permanent supportive housing sites who experience significant barriers accessing primary care. The HHOT RN provides ongoing outreach and engagement whether residents identify a medical need or not, RNs offer patients a trusting relationship with a health care provider that will hopefully facilitate access to primary/specialty care when the patient is ready for that next step in care. The RN follows the Nursing Process: to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. RNs work in partnership with mental health, chemical dependency, case management, and other care team members to support patients in maintaining their health and housing.

Core responsibilities:

Conduct outreach within the housing site and support health care access for residents in permanent supportive housing.
Respond to emergent health issues
Work in partnership with care team members to plan and communicate care delivery.
Identify patient goals for improving their health status
Assess patient understanding of their disease and readiness to change using motivational interviewing and trauma informed techniques.
Provide patient with education about the disease process and offer tools and skills needed to achieve self-management goals including harm reduction.
Coordinate care with outside provider(s)and resources
Establish partnerships with patients, housing staff, friends, and families  where appropriate, for positive outcomes in health status
Monitor, track, follow-up with patient
Follow protocol of best clinical practices to advise patients
Educate patients in the use of medications
Provide patients information to assist with self-care
Promote wellness and the importance of preventive care
Provide motivational interviewing and harm reduction counseling
Provide complex wound care (opportunities for training and support are available)
Perform and assist with procedures as appropriate by licensure and NeighborCare protocol and policy

Our Ideal Candidate:

Enjoys working at the top of their scope and collaborating with a diverse team
Embraces change and challenges
Enjoys working with individuals who suffer from substance use disorder, mental illness, and who are medically complex
Cultivates curiosity, compassion, and excellent self-care
Is learning-focused, supportive of patients and their teammates, creative, and caring

Eligible candidates have completed an accredited Registered Nurse, have a valid Washington State Registered Nurse license, current CPR certification and BLS. Preferred candidates have a minimum of one (1) year of Registered Nurse experience and have completed or are currently enrolled in a BSN or MSN program.

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