This position provides daily nursing support for respite patients with responsibilities for patient assessment, administering of medicines and overall patient care. Other responsibilities include education patients on medication and general health information.
This position requires assisting with meal preparation, food service to patients as well as clean up while following safety and sanitation codes. Must be able to work independently, but within a team environment.
Coordinate and perform daily activities of the primary care clinic at BMC Homeless Clinic, including scheduling of provider primary care clinic sessions, assist patients through complex medical system.
The Research Manager is responsible for working within a multi-disciplinary department, which includes research assistants, students, data analysts, the quality team, as well as internal and external researchers, to develop, manage and coordinate research. The Institute works in collaboration with the program’s management team and clinical providers, researchers at outside institutions, and student interns to evaluate any aspect of homelessness, with a focus on health. The Research Manager will collaboratively work to identify gaps in services, health disparities, and opportunities for program evaluation. These goals are achieved through grant-funded research, research initiated and published by program staff, including the CMO and President, and quality improvement projects led the quality team.
We have an exciting opportunity for a caring, committed and energetic Registered Nurse who will help launch a ground-breaking new program to help improve care for patients struggling with homelessness. This initiative is called the “Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Coordinated Care Hub for Homeless Adults” and its purpose to improve access to SDH services by working with 9 Boston organizations that work with homeless individuals, integrating care with BHCHP to decrease emergency room visits and inpatient hospitalizations.
This position works directly with the Street Team members (BHCHP multidisciplinary staff) to ensure access to high quality healthcare and support services for homeless individuals, some of whom are now housed and are considered “high utilizers” of emergency rooms and hospitals. The goals of the “Coordinated Care Hub” are to assess and engage patients by regular communications with BHCHP’s “Hub nurse navigator”, the Street team members as well as case managers from other organizations in Boston. In addition to assessing and engaging identified patients, the registered nurse will identify issues that put them at increased risk of hospitalization and ED visits.
The nurse in this position must be self-confident, interested in using data to help improve care, and comfortable leading and being accountable for care management activities as a member of the Hub team for high risk patients. He/she must have strong patient-oriented personal skills and be comfortable communicating regularly across multiple agencies. Experience navigating homeless/housing services and the health care system is helpful.
The Director of Behavioral Health Services will provide administrative and clinical leadership by overseeing integrated patient centered behavioral health services to all BHCHP patients and provide expertise to all providers and care team members. The director will be responsible for new program development and evaluate current service delivery model to meet the needs of our patients. This position will be responsible for implementation of initiatives for primary care and behavioral health integration and accountable for growth and quality of behavioral health services. The director will assure appropriate integration of services across the continuum of behavioral health care including innovative approaches of care for substance use disorders. Works collaboratively with the medical leadership in achieving mutual goals for the behavioral health services .
The Respite Aide (CNA or MA) is an important and integral part of the nursing department at the Barbara McInnis House. The purpose of the position is to provide the highest quality care to the McInnis House patients by collaborating with the team RN.
With direction from the team RN, the Respite Aide will offer clinical support services to the patients and will offer assistance and support to the McInnis House team RNs. These duties are essential to the overall functioning of the McInnis House clinic. The position is crucial to assure the continuity of patient care, providing an essential link for communication involving all departments
Boston Health Care for the Homeless is seeking per diem nurses to work in our harm reduction roles at the Engagement Center, a new drop-in day center for homeless individuals of Boston, and SPOT (Supportive Place for Observation and Treatment), which is our sedation monitoring program. The ideal candidate for this role is a compassionate and self-motivated individual who embraces the mission of BHCHP and is committed to delivering high quality nursing care in a low-threshold community environment.
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) serves to provide the highest quality healthcare to our community’s most vulnerable and resilient patients. At the Pine St. Inn, BHCHP operates clinics within both the men’s and women’s emergency adult homeless shelters. Our clinics provide integrated primary care, behavioral health care, and urgent care as well as respond to medical emergencies within the shelter setting.
The Staff RN has responsibilities for provision of non judgmental, supportive care to patients at varying stages of disease processes and provides patient education on subjects including, but not limited to, medication management, chronic disease management and general health promotion.
The purpose of this position is to provide ongoing assessment, intakes, evaluations and support services to opioid dependent patients. This clinician will also provide group and/or individual therapy. The clinician will provide expertise to providers and others regarding the treatment plan in conjunction with the medical needs of these patients. This clinician will also collaborate with team members and the patient with making outside referrals.
The Case Manager works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive case management services to homeless individuals. These services include, but are not limited to, benefits (SSI, General Relief), housing, primary care, social and psychiatric services. A Case Manager follows patients throughout their care, identifying barriers to continuity and engaging patients via outreach. The Case Manager in this position also works particularly with the Transgender Program patients, including facilitating an evening support group, assisting with Transgender Program activities such as health fairs and outreach activities, and making use of transgender-specific resources to perform the duties as listed below. This portion of the position constitutes 20 percent of the full-time equivalent.
The per diem Unit Secretary fills in for open shifts. The purpose of the position is to provide phone coverage and support services which are essential to the overall functioning of the respite programs. The position is crucial to assure the continuity of patient care, providing an essential link for communication involving all departments and including transportation.
This position reports directly to the CEO and has the overall responsibility, in conjunction with the Medical Director and other senior managers, for the competency and efficiency of clinical and program operations. The COO/DCO will oversee all clinical operations within the program. Working in conjunction with the Medical Director and other senior managers, the COO/DCO will assure a high standard of quality care within a safe environment for homeless individuals and families.
The Clinical Informatics Specialist serves as a liaison and builds collaborative relationships between clinical leadership, IT, and end users to ensure the optimum design and use of clinical software workflows for patient safety, patient experience, resource efficiency, and revenue capture.
Summary of Position:
The purpose of the position is to provide clinical and clerical support services. These duties are essential to the overall functioning of the clinic. The position is crucial to assure the continuity of patient care, providing an essential link for communication involving all departments and including transportation.