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Registered Nurse Part Time Recuperative Care

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Part Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities.  VOALA provides 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.

VETERANS RECUPERATIVE PROGRAM

Veteran's Services Residential program that provides short term medical care and case management to homeless Veteran population with acute illness or chronic medical conditions. Recuperative Care Program provides temporary shelter to eligible Veterans that require linkage to housing resources, in addition to other services as needed to address barriers in meeting Veterans goals.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Registered Nurse (RN) provides professional nursing services for this residential Recuperative program for Veterans. As a patient advocate, the RN will also provide limited physical examinations, medication support, and work with the primary healthcare providers for the clients.  Schedules medical and mental health appointment for clients as appropriate.   Conducts group education for clients related to relevant medical conditions, and in-service training for program staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides nursing services including: monitoring of medications, monitoring vitals, direct communication with medical providers on-site for referrals to other providers and community health resources, health instruction to patients, and instruction and relevant training for program staff including monitoring of self-administration of prescribed medication.
  • Designs and provides a comprehensive health services plan for each client that includes a broad range of medical services including assisting clients and disabled veterans with physical and emotional needs, and referral to appropriate service providers; schedules medical and mental health appointments.
  • Documents patient's current medication list, including: name of prescriber, names of medication, dosages, frequency, duration and start date
  • Participates in weekly case review with Program Staff to ensure best quality care for clients, and continuous improvement of services.
  • Acts as liaison between Program Staff and Medical Providers, in order to coordinate best care of clients
  • Maintain electronic health records and hard copy documentation of all services provided
  • Provides group education on medical conditions for clients and in-service training for program staff
  • Other Tasks that may be required by the Program Manager

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications

EDUCATION:

  • Current and valid California license Registered Nurse
  • Valid Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years of work experience as an RN

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of medical and mental health issues facing veterans
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements for prescribed medications
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the importance of confidentiality and non-disclosure according to the general standards set forth by HIPAA

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Microsoft operating system navigation: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  
  • Familiar with Electronic Health Records 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to instruct in a group setting and on an individual basis.
  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patient population and staff will demonstrating a high degree of diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to administer tuberculosis (TB) skin test and providing results
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Excellent communication skills at level necessary for taking patients' medical histories, understanding provider and supervisor instructions, and for accurately documenting patients' medical information

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Nurse Science, or Public Health Administration (or closely related field)
  • Experience with Veteran population
  • Culturally sensitive and demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with mental health, substance use disorder, and veterans
  • Experience working with the homeless population
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish – written and oral)

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify as required by the federal government  and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.