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Nurse (RN or LPN)

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Christ House
|
Washington, DC

Description:

Christ House, a 24-hour short-term medical respite facility for men who are experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C., is seeking a full-time registered nurse. For 35 years, Christ House has provided comprehensive inpatient care to patients coming from area hospitals, shelters, clinics, and medical outreach initiatives. Patients have a variety of chronic and acute illnesses and injuries including diabetes, hypertension, stroke, amputation, HIV/AIDS, liver disease, cancer, major lacerations, fractures, and skin ulcerations. This position offers an incredible opportunity to work alongside a dedicated clinical staff who provide holistic services and promote healing for our patients.


Schedule: 32-40 hours/week; flexible day/overlap schedule (7a-3:30p, or 11a-7:30p); weekend, holiday, and overnight availability


Job Details:

·        Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, the nurse provides holistic nursing support, patient care, and medication management.

·        Major Duties/Essential Functions:

o  In collaboration with clinical and support staff, help manage medical issues and coordinate with the care team to address the multiple issues that contribute to homelessness.

o  Administer medications as ordered by providers.

o  Review new orders in chart and integrate them into care plan.

o  Work with clinical unit staff, including nursing assistants, providers, and unit clerk to effectively deliver high-quality care to patients.

o  Teach and encourage patients’ self-care practices regarding care of their illnesses, management of their medications, and activities of daily living.

o  Perform primary nursing procedures to include wound care, and supervise wound care to ensure appropriate infection control measures.

o  Prepare patient referrals to hospitals and clinics, and process information received on referrals.

o  Other duties as assigned.

Required Education:

·        Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

·        Licensed in DC as an RN or LPN

Required Experience:

·        Minimum 2 years nursing experience.

·        Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to jobs@christhouse.org

Description:

Christ House, a 24-hour short-term medical respite facility for men who are experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C., is seeking a full-time registered nurse. For 35 years, Christ House has provided comprehensive…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement

Benefits

·        Low cost medical, dental and vision insurance.

·        Employer paid long term disability and life insurance.

·        403B with employer contribution.

·        15 days of vacation during 1st year of employment, personal leave, and sick leave.


·        Low cost medical, dental and vision insurance.

·        Employer paid long term disability and life insurance.

·        403B with employer contribution.

·        15 days of vacation during 1st year of…

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in Spanish a plus

Proficiency in Spanish a plus

Location

Washington, DC

How to Apply

To apply, send resume and cover letter to jobs@christhouse.org

To apply, send resume and cover letter to jobs@christhouse.org

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