Director of Nursing
2144 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
Monday, September 14, 2020
THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.
Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.
Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME
The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
Job Summary The Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC) Director of Nursing serves as a care management leader for SKWC’s intensive nurse care management program while also providing clinical direction for the Health Enterprise Zone (HEZ) state-funded initiative. The Director will supervise the nurses, and the HEZ program manager. The Director will provide care management to targeted patients at the SKWC, Nurse care managers serve as the care coordination leaders among the care team for the patients with the most complex care needs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides primary or secondary supervision to full-time, part-time & temporary clinical staff including, but not limited to, nurses and the HEZ Program Manager
- Manages the HEZ budget in conjunction with the HEZ Program Manager
- Provides guidance to the HEZ Program Manager as needed on questions pertaining to the HEZ personnel, funding reports, program budget, contracts, performance measures, participant recruitment and retention, and collaboration with other health services departments.
- Coordinates with SKWC site medical director on clinical staff schedules and work duties
- Works closely with the HEZ Program Manager and the Wellness Services Program Manager to ensure that nurses and community health workers collaborate to address patients’ gaps in care so that nurses are able to work to the top of their licenses
- Works closely with the Practice Manager to maximize clinical performance and efficiency.
- Works closely with the SKWC Site Medical Director to improve provider flow, communication, and the coordination of clinically related tasks.
- Provides oversight and management for the day to day responsibilities of the Intensive Nurse Care Management Program. Works closely with Physician Provider to determine goals, metrics, and entrance criteria of the program.
- Provides support and education to PHHS care coordinators
- Participates as a member of the Quality Improvement Committee and contributes to quality metrics and patient safety goals and performance. Work alongside QI committee to help PHHS meet pay for performance measures as outlined by our payers
- Ensures that staff complete mandatory trainings and set professional development goals and plans
- Provides performance evaluations and improvement plans for staff as required
- Develop and maintain relevant activities to achieve Patient Centered Medical Home status.
- Responds to any Development or Operations requests for input and information required by various funding sources.
- Provides nursing assessments and triage to walk-in patients as well as handles in-coming “sick” calls from patients per the Stephen Klein Wellness Center triage protocol.
- Serves as the primary care coordinator between the patient, the patient’s medical providers, behavioral health provider, pharmacist, dentist, hospital-based service providers, financial assistance specialist, residential and/or behavioral case manager, peer specialist, visiting nursing agency, community health worker and/or other specialists.
- Demonstrates excellence in clinical care
- Assists with clinical procedures
- Educates and counsels patients and their families about issues including, but not limited to, medications, disease and disease management, stress reduction and healthier life-style choices
- Demonstrates excellence in care management by coordinating care with intensive emphasis during care transitions
- Provide clinical support and supervision to the HEZ program
- Current RN license
- CPR certification
- Prior supervisory experience a plus
- BSN preferred
- Public Health degree a plus
- Knowledge and prior practice of trauma informed care
- Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
- Two or more years’ Prior experience as a Nurse Care Manager in a primary care setting.
- Prior experience delivering services to patients who have experienced homelessness, mental illness, and/or substance dependence, often complicated by histories of trauma.
- Strong computer, organizational and administrative skills.
- EHR experience
Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Join us! Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.