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Recuperative Care Nurse Program Manager

Corporate | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

The Recuperative Care Nurse Program Manager will develop and implement the recuperative care program to serve homeless transitioning out of hospital care.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop program including implementation of policies and procedures for a 15-bed recuperative care center in Los Angeles and conducting all start-up activities
  • Patient evaluation and assessment to determine eligibility of referred patients
  • Recruit, train, educate, and supervise appropriate staff in basic medical knowledge to provide quality care for patients with acute, sub-acute, and chronic health conditions
  • Interact and communicate with hospitals and doctors to manage patient recuperation and follow-up appointments
  • Develop workflows with clinics to increase primary care health engagement of patients during their stay
  • Work with team to develop medical respite plans for each patient
  • Engage home health care providers to provide necessary in-home medical treatments (e.g., wound care, taking vital signs)
  • Work with team to evaluate outcomes for recovery, housing placement, and job placement
  • Conduct discharges as needed

Requirements:

  • Degree in nursing plus licensing as a Registered Nurse (RN), BSN or Master’s degree preferred
  • Program Start Up Experience including setting up protocols, policies, workflows, case management systems
  • Experience working with homeless services, addition and substance abuse, and case management; familiarity with the health care system
  • Experience working in a homeless residential environment, preferred

Additional Characteristics Desired:

  • Ability to adhere to trauma-informed care principles
  • Working knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of outpatient care
  • Understanding of appropriate documentation of patient record databases
  • Excellent communication skills and team-building skills
  • Ability to be a good systems thinker for quality program creation and improvement

VOALA is an equal opportunity employer