12/31/2022

Job Description:

Coastal Living? Bring your career to a picturesque resort town that has become a popular destination for travelers visiting the Oregon Coast. The area’s unique historical significance and its history as one of the first popular resort towns draws tourists from all over the world.

**THIS ROLE IS LOCATED ALONG THE OREGON COAST **

We are hiring IMMEDIATELY for an Outreach Nurse to join one of our community mental health providers!

This position qualifies for a hire on bonus of $5000 with 1/2 paid with 1st check after hire and 1/2 paid with 1st check following 6-month probationary period.

We are seeking a full-time Outreach Nurse. The primary purpose of this position is to conduct field-based outreach, education, and nursing care to highly vulnerable people experiencing homelessness in the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct field-based outreach and nursing care to patients in encampments or streets
  • Provide nursing care outreach in encampments and streets to highly vulnerable people experiencing homelessness.
  • Implement care plans and provide urgent and primary care services within the Registered Nurse’s scope of practice.
  • Collaborate in managing common healthcare problems present in homeless populations
  • Perform timely client/patient telephone advice and triage assessment with clinical competence and judgment for urgent/drop-in care.
  • Provide education and counseling on various topics (e.g., pregnancy counseling, contraception, HIV, diabetes, hypertension, asthma, infestations, mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and specific diagnostic procedures), including but not limited to patients receiving Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
  • Perform initial and continued assessment of client health status, immunization, and TB screening, based on established protocols.
  • Administer immunizations, medications, and blood draws consistent with current guidelines and established protocols.
  • Provides outreach, information and referral, care coordination, and case management services appropriate for Street Medicine, transitional housing, and collaborating partners.
  • Implement innovative interventions and models to improve the care of high-risk/high-vulnerability individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Be proficient in Care Logic and electronic documentation in order to document patient information, document appropriately in the electronic medical record, maintain medical records.
  • Provide client care in a manner that is both non-discriminatory and non-judgmental.
  • Communicate effectively with the client/patient, clinic staff, and departmental staff in a non-discriminatory manner.
  • Participate in clinical case conferences and other case conferences and meetings.
  • Ensures the team is appropriately outfitted with supplies
  • Provides input on the appropriate nursing scope of practice
  • Ensure clinical nursing protocols adhere to compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Participate in the onboarding of new nursing staff
  • Provide input for the development of Policies and Procedures relating to nursing practice
  • Conduct nursing assessments, triage medical, behavioral health, and social service needs, develop care plans, coordinate care, and work with the team’s medical provider to support the patient’s health goals
  • Works with a variety of partner organizations by providing transitional healthcare until a patient has stabilized enough to transition to other systems of conventional care (e.g. primary care and/or a community mental health clinic, intensive case management program, housing) or has been placed in a higher level of care
  • Administrative responsibilities
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Education/Requirements

  • ADN required, BSN within 5 years
  • Current Registered Nurse Oregon State License
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association.
  • Valid OR driver’s license.

“Careers and companies flourish when staff, clients, and candidates truly believe in the mission, know the role they play, and humbly reflect, evaluate, and act for the best interest of the communities served”.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.