Community Health Nurse - RN (full and part time) in Anchorage, AK at Hope Community Resources, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/17/2020

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Job Description

Overview

Attention all Registered Nurses...

Are you tired of the strenuous hours and fast paced clinical environments?

Looking to build more meaningful realtionships and join an incredible team?

Passionate about helping others, serving our Alaskan community, and being a part of something?  

Hope might be just the home for you! Look no further!

We are currently hiring Full Time & Part Time Community Health Nurses (RN)!

  • Flexible hours
  • Comprehensive benefits package for you and your family
  • Medical, dental and vision care (for benefits eligible staff)
  • Enrollment in the 403B plan with potential matching funds after 1 year (based on eligibility)
  • Paid time off 

The Community Health Nurse – RN (CHN-RN) provides evaluations, health care planning, management, and ongoing monitoring of individuals who experience developmental disabilities, including adults and children with complex medical conditions and others who experience mental health diagnoses. The CHN-RN provides education to support recipients, families and staff.  This position works independently in both urban and very remote communities, and may be called on to respond to crisis situations. The CHN-RN utilizes professional experience and knowledge to function independently, providing direction and education to staff and families. The Community Health Nurse – RN maintains loyalty to the organization, its beliefs, values, mission, vision, and expectations, and to the recipients of services.

This position has flexibility in scheduling, and has needs all days and all hours.  

Shifts are typically 4,8, or 12 hours, depending on need and availability.

Schedules can be created anywhere from 20 hours to 40 hours, based on YOU!

*Scheduling can be discussed further during the interview process*



Responsibilities

1. Evaluates and coordinates the widest range of medical and community resources and provides ongoing monitoring and health care management for individuals requesting supports.

2. Collaborates and provides clinical support and guidance regarding health issues and concerns to families, staff and support recipients.  Provides functional authority over direct support professionals to maintain a high quality of care.

3. Collaborates with Supervisors to monitor staff delivery of health supports and takes appropriate action to correct any deficiencies.

4. Collaborates with support recipients and families to identify services needed and, where appropriate, request community referrals. Coordinates services with various service providers.

5. Facilitates communication and collaboration with parents/guardians, hospital staff, care coordinators, discharge planners, medical vendors, physicians, therapists, and others as needed to manage and/or advocate for the support recipient’s service needs.

6. Oversees the development and implementation of health strategies in the person-centered support plan and health care plan, and identifies needs for revision.

7. Provides the professional data necessary for the completion of health care coordination and funding documents. 

8. Evaluates current health status and health supports delivery. Advises on necessary modifications by traveling to support recipient’s home and/or community regularly. This may include homes in small towns and rural villages not within close proximity to formal health care.

9. Develops and implements individualized training checklist for staff and families, using professional knowledge and gathered information. Ensures the coordination of training with various agencies and community resources. Evaluates the quality of support recipients health care supports and effectively communicates and advocates for necessary changes to enhance the quality of care.

10. Documents health care information and other pertinent information in a timely and professional manner.



Who We Are

We are a non-profit organization providing community supports to hundreds of individuals and families who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury and mental health challenges. We provide services through regional offices located in Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, Dillingham, Kodiak, Seward, Barrow, and the Kenai Peninsula. We also serve the outlying areas and numerous rural communities within each region.

Who We Serve

The people who choose our supports range in age from infancy to the elderly, are of diverse ethnic background, and experience a range of disabilities. Each person is individual and unique in the supports they need and request.

Why Choose Hope?

Our mission of support is based on an individualized approach, believing that each person has unique needs and must be the chief architect of their own service delivery plan. By listening to the dreams of the individuals and families who choose our supports, we are able to provide unique opportunities, create new living environments, and expand programs that fully encompass the needs of families. As a result, our community supports are as diversified and as personalized as the dreams of each person.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required.

Experience

  • Two years of RN experience required. Four years of experience preferred.  Experience working with individuals who experience intellectual disabilities and in community health preferred.
  • Current State of Alaska Registered Nurse license required and must be maintained throughout employment.

Other

  • Possesses a valid Alaska driver’s license and has at least one year of driving experience (may include permit time).
  • Able to safely operate Agency vehicles when needed.
  • Meets State and Agency requirements for passing a criminal background check upon hire and as required thereafter.
  • Lifts 25 pounds from a squat and kneel position on the floor.
  • May be required to frequently walk, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, pull, and/or push.
  • Works at a desk/computer workstation for a minimum of six hours per day.
  • Completes all required State, Agency, department, and position specific training as assigned.
  • Obtains a tuberculin clearance at time of employment and annually thereafter.

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