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Community Nurse - Aging & Disability Services

Reports To: Aging and Disability Services Manager
Department: Education & Community Services
Status: Regular, Part-time or Full-time, 12 months per year
FLSA: Exempt
Hiring Range: 30 ($59,872 to $66,491 annually)
Location: Tukwila
Closing Date: Posted until filled
 
Scope
Neighborhood House has a longstanding commitment to ensure that low income, immigrant and refugee aging and disabled members of our community age in place, receiving culturally appropriate services that enable the highest quality of life. The primary role of this position is to provide medical expertise, input and consultation to a team of case managers whose clients are at high risk of residential placement or hospitalization due to unstable health conditions. The client population consists of frail, elderly, disabled adults receiving Medicaid funded services with multiple risk factors including physical and/or mental health problems, long-term care needs, drug/alcohol issues, behavioral or cognitive status, and physical or emotional neglect or abuse. The Community Nurse - Aging & Disability Services will also develop and implement care plans for a small group of clients with high medical acuity and provide training to case management staff on medical conditions common among the clients served.

This is a new position, program and division within the Education & Community Service Department at Neighborhood House. The ideal candidate will have experience with navigating within a dynamic and flexible atmosphere and have experience working with aging and disabled populations. This position will be primarily located in Tukwila and South King County.
 
Responsibilities
  • Meet with clients, review client information, and provide input to client assessments, care plans and service records.
  • Determine required nursing intervention/activities that may include making telephone calls to clients and/or home visits, follow-up to other health care professionals such as client Primary Care Providers and Home Health Care staff.
  • Perform onsite education and training on disease management and health promotion with clients and their caregivers.
  • Follow state and program policies and procedures for nursing referrals for a variety of risk factors including pain management and skin break down.
  • Discuss medical/nursing issues and responsibilities with the case manager and supervisor on a regular basis.
  • Lead monthly case reviews of medically complex clients with case managers.
  • Provide referrals to needed services such as Adult Day Health program, Substance Use Disorder program, medication management, and other support services.
  • Develop and implement trainings for case management staff on appropriate topics which may include management of chronic conditions, skin observation protocols, changes in acceptable caregiving and other related issues to client care.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse license; maintain license throughout employment.
  • Two years of clinical nursing experience with elderly and/or disabled adults; OR three to four years of clinical nursing experience with any age group.
  • Experience coordinating care plans with social services, physicians, home health agencies, hospitals, family caregivers and health industry providers for clients with complex medical conditions.
  • High degree of medical knowledge including experience developing and educating patients with self-care tools and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and organize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to accuracy.
  • Ability to perform job duties within the context of complex Federal and State regulations and to complete extensive technical documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability as a team player.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite.
  • Ability to make on-site visits to clients and attend meetings at community-based agencies and providers.
  • Must have reliable independent transportation for frequent travel to client homes and service sites.
  • Current First Aid Certificate (within 30 days of hire; maintain certificate during employment).
  • Current CPR certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Training within 30 days of employment.
  • Must pass Neighborhood House background check requirements.
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing.
  • Skill and experience with computerized CARE assessment program and/or another client management or medical record database such as PRISM
  • Experience working with adults who are elderly and/or adults with disabilities
  • Experience working directly with immigrant and refugee populations
  • Second language fluency in Arabic, Russian, Ukraine, Farsi or other common client language, with ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in English and second language
  • Home-visiting and/or community-based nursing experience
Benefits
Click here for more details about our benefits program.
 
Employment Practice
Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.
 
Application Procedure
Submit agency application PDF along with resume and cover letter. For your convenience, we offer several ways for you to submit your completed application: 

In Person or Mail to:
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday

Neighborhood House
1225 S. Weller Street, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98144
Attn: Human Resources

For more information
Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to nhjobs@nhwa.org.