Registered Nurse (Outreach)

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a compassionate and experienced Registered Nurse (RN) to join our client’s team in the role of Safe Options Support RN. This position will play a crucial role in providing healthcare support and outreach services to individuals experiencing homelessness. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in community health, a deep understanding of the unique healthcare needs of the homeless population, and a commitment to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals.

The annual base salary range is $90,000 to $104,000. Actual compensation offered to the successful candidate may vary from posted hiring range based upon geographic location, work experience, education, and/or skill level, among other things. Details about eligibility for bonus compensation (if applicable) will be finalized at the time of offer.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct outreach to homeless individuals in various settings, including shelters, streets, and community centers
  • Build trusting relationships with clients and provide support to encourage engagement with healthcare services
  • Perform comprehensive health assessments for individuals experiencing homelessness, addressing immediate healthcare needs and identifying underlying health concerns
  • Collaborate with healthcare providers and social service agencies to coordinate ongoing care
  • Deliver health education and preventive care information to clients, addressing topics such as hygiene, nutrition, and the management of chronic conditions
  • Advocate for and facilitate access to relevant health resources and services
  • Implement harm reduction strategies and provide education on safe practices related to substance use and other health risk behaviors
  • Distribute and educate clients on harm reduction supplies as needed
  • Work collaboratively with outreach teams, social workers, and other community partners to ensure a coordinated and holistic approach to supporting homeless individuals
  • Participate in case conferences and multidisciplinary meetings to discuss client care plans
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date electronic health records for each client encounter
  • Document outreach activities, health assessments, and follow-up care plans

 

Job Requirements

  • Current and valid Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Experience in community health, outreach, or public health nursing
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique healthcare needs and challenges faced by individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and diverse community setting

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