Registered Nurse


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New York
New York City
United States of America



Job Description:

COVID 19 Emergency Shelter Seeks Staff  Registered Nurse 

Position Overview:

The Staff Nurse (RN) is responsible for the delivery of nursing care to clients and for participat­ing in the development of interdisciplinary care plans.


  • Follows accepted standards of nursing practice by using sound scientific principles in pro­viding direct care, performing procedures and in using equipment. Ensures that the nursing evaluation, nursing care, and recommendations for followup are documented, dated, and signed in the client's record in a timely manner.
  • Assesses clients within five visits, in a time period not to exceed thirty days from registra­tion, and then on an ongoing basis.
  • Coordinates all necessary client services with other interdisciplinary team members in the comprehensive care planning process.
  • Maintains client caseload for the purpose of coordinating care both within the ADHC and with outside medical and case management providers.
  • Ensures the provision and coordination of client teaching regarding prevention, transmis­sion, risk reduction and risk elimination strategies for HIV/AIDS.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of all nursing activities.
  • Coordinates client's medical care with external primary health care providers. Assists clients in coordination of medical appointments.
  • Incorporates PMP/Clinic treatment orders into the program's treatment of the client when­ever appropriate.
  • Reminds client of upcoming IDC/specialists appointments and obtain reports of findings.
  • Sends copy of lab work ordered at ADHC to PMP/Clinic.
  • Documents client visits to medical office in progress note section in EiCare.
  • Schedules all follow up visits.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of all nursing activities.
  • Responsible for triaging client care.
  • Assess the physical factors relating to the clients illness, need for care, and response to treatment and adjustment to the program. 
  • Address problems that may have an adverse effect on the client's ability to respond to treat ment and ability to attain optimal functioning. These problems may include, but are not lim­ited to dangers of polypharmacy, review of Physicians instructions, and management of personal hygiene and methods of optimization of ADL skills.
  • Conducts group with both clients and caregivers to provide education, training, and support related to the health needs of the clients and caregivers.
  • Administers STAT medication and inoculation and renders treatment as prescribed by Physician or Nurse Practitioner.
  • Provides nursing care to clients on a routine and crisis basis.


  • Participates in the formulation of nursing standards and in the evaluation of their effective­ness. Participates in the appropriate Quality Assurance programs.
  • Reviews client's medical history as part of the initial evaluation and the ninety day reassess­ments.
  • Reviews and notes changes in the client’s prescription on the medical sheet.
  • Reviews and assesses client compliance. Incorporates compliance and education issues into care plan if necessary.
  • Verifies with PMP/Clinic that client is receiving proper prophylaxis for all opportunistic in­fections.
  • Acts as liaison to client's family, significant others, and personal attendants in the communi­cation of health care information.
  • Supports and participates in advocacy efforts to end the twin crises of homelessness and AIDS.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Vice President’s of ADHC Operations,VP of Clinical Services  and/or designee.

Job Requirements:



Must be a Registered Nurse, licensed by the State of New York. Bachelor’s degree from an ac­credited college or university. Experience with persons with HIV/AIDS, histories of substance use and/or mental illness a plus. Experience working in a setting that promotes interdisciplinary care planning. Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Bilingual preferred (Spanish/ English)


Minimum Requirements


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


This position is included in a bargaining unit of Housing Works’ New York City employees represented by a labor union known as the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (“RWDSU”).  Accordingly, the RWDSU has the exclusive right to bargain over the terms and conditions of employment related to this position and this position may become covered by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (a “CBA”) between Housing Works and the RWDSU. 

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.