Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Community Health Center/Community Clinic
Internal Number: -
Under the general supervision of the volunteer medical director and the Shelter Director, the Health Clinic Director is responsible for managing the health clinic and providing quality, integrated medical and behavioral health care to individuals in One80 Place's shelter and housing programs. In addition to providing clinical care, the Health Clinic Director is responsible for supervising Healthcare Navigators to ensure collaboration with medical providers in the community and obtain access for homeless individuals to community-based healthcare.
The Health Clinic Director is responsible for delivering and overseeing health care services through a trauma-informed approach and in a manner that promotes and supports long-term housing stability.
1. Collaborate across multidisciplinary staff to develop, manage and directly provide an integrated care approach responsive to the physical health, mental health, and substance use needs of people experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of experiencing homelessness.
2. Provides diagnoses, treat and prescribe medication for patients with substance use disorder, psychiatric disorders and medical disorders.
3. Provide appropriate patient education that is tailored to the individual's learning style, education, cognitive and/or reading level, and is sensitive to their health beliefs and homeless status.
4. Assist patients in understanding treatment plans, and follow-up instructions.
5. Work with health clinic team to identify social determinants of health that may be barriers to patients' overall health and housing stability.
6. Make connections and provide appropriate referrals and follow-up.
7. Respond to medical referrals and triage referrals based on patient acuity, program requirements and bed availability.
8. Provide guidance and insight on the physical health, mental health, and substance use needs of One80 Place clients to shelter staff, including Housing Navigators, Facilities, Kitchen and Housekeeping staff members.
9. Develop and conduct trainings as needed in a variety of areas involving mental health, physical health, substance use, access to care, and healthcare programming.
10. Lead follow-up to incident reports to improve safety and patient care within the shelter.
11. Provide oversight and act as a resource for point of care testing and maintenance, medication stock inventory, and appropriate stocking of clinical supplies, including emergency and first aid kits throughout One80 Place facilities.
12. Work closely with the Shelter Director and other management staff to ensure all One80 Place locations are adequately stocked and prepared for emergencies and disasters.
13. Ensure operation of medical and administrative equipment by verifying emergency equipment availability; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
14. Develop and manage standard operating procedures and standing orders pertinent to the care of people experiencing homelessness.
15. Represent One80 Place at applicable community health care meetings and with community stakeholders involving the planning and providing of medical services to people experiencing homelessness. Act as point of contact for various community health partners in coordination of care for clients.
16. Work with and coordinate medical volunteers and medical/nursing students in providing medical services to people experiencing homelessness.
17. Provide comprehensive documentation of all professional services utilizing PracticeFusion, EHR and HMIS. This includes recording patient visits, capturing demographic information, etc.
18. Actively participate in applicable internal and external meetings to provide insight and information on the physical health, mental health, and substance use needs of people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness.
19. Provide daily supervision, regular coaching and mentoring and conduct annual performance reviews for healthcare navigators.
1. At least two years' experience in a community health or FQHC setting and in providing psychiatric care and chronic disease management.
2. Must have successfully completed a masters or doctoral level degree in nursing at an accredited college or university or Successful completion of a Board Certified, Mid-Level Provider training program (Physician Assistant) from an accredited college or university.
3. Licensure/Certification Successful completion of the appropriate qualifying exams as required by the State Board of Nursing or Medical Examiners. Must be licensed as an APRN in South Carolina or Physician's Assistant.
4. Must have prescriptive authority in South Carolina.
5. Must maintain certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the SC Board of Nursing or Physician Assistants.
6. Certifications as required such as BLS, CPR and ACLS.
7. Must have strong communication and organizational skills.
8. Competence in positive leadership and management of staff.
9. Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of One80 Place.
10. Demonstrated success in managing teams and the ability to work effectively with others.
11. Demonstrated success of mature guidance, leadership, and flexibility.
12. Demonstrated knowledge and successful experience with electronic medical records and other computer operations.