Nurse Practitioner

Overview

Date Posted:
7/31/2020
City:
Queens
State:
NY
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Service

Description

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Housing Works is seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner to provide onsite support to residents at an innovative shelter that provides short term, quarantined housing to homeless individuals experiencing COVID symptoms. Functioning as part of an interdisciplinary team of medical and case management professionals, be in regular communication with shelter hotel staff, ensuring that residents are met during their transitional stay at the shelter hotel (typical stay between 7-14 days). All shelter employees receive Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Housing Works trains all employees in strict   infection control protocol. 

 

The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive medical evaluation, education and management for clients that present for routine, preventative, acute and chronic disease health care services at the site.  The nurse practitioner will coordinate all of the services necessary for health promotion, maintenance, rehabilitation and the prevention of disease and disability.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

• Working with a team of RNs, LPNs and Medical Assistants the on-site medical provider has a critical role in assessing the suitability of new admissions to this set up where individuals are mostly isolated in hotel rooms with twice daily observation. 

• Assess If the individual is able to perform ADLs and is medically stable, the medical provider will also assess on which floor the resident should be placed according to the seriousness of their symptoms. In general, residents manage their own medication. 

• The provider will round more frequently on residents who are under more frequent observation or who are identified as being newly sick by the nursing staff. 

• Interventions are limited in this setting. Patients needing continuous oxygen and IV fluids are referred back to the ER

• The medical provider will determine when calling EMS is appropriate. 

• The medical provider will be required to give and take sign-out from the team on the adjacent shifts. 

• They will work with the team to enter data as required by DHS and for our own internal monitoring. 

• They will be required to prescribe medication when appropriate for residents who need their ongoing medications refilled and if additional medications are indicated for new problems. 

• Collaborates effectively with other health care providers in planning interventions to best meet patients’ needs in a timely manner and to promote the continuum of care.

• Prescribes appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures related to patients’ health status and facilitates appropriate treatment interventions predicated on results of these procedures

• Performs direct patient care procedures in accordance with agency policies and procedures, acceptable standards of practice, and in accordance with approved delineation of privileges

• Applies infection control measures according to Health Center Policies and Procedures.

• Maintains professionalism and adheres to client confidentiality.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

 

• Current, valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York including DEA license and CPR, required

• experience is harm reduction principles is preferred.   

 

The qualification requirements, physical demands and work environment characteristics described in this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the essential duties described are the only responsibilities associated with the position. The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other work duties at the request of the supervisor or other management personnel.

 

Housing Works provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. Housing Works complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.