Intensive Case Manager

Title:                     Case Manager

Program:             Parole Support & Treatment Program; Permanent Housing Program

 

Program Description:

Project Renewal’s Re-Entry Permanent Housing provides supported housing to 45 men/women with serious and persistent mental illness/dual diagnoses – who also have a history of significant criminal justice involvement/may be under parole supervision.  The program directly delivers and/or facilitates access to a broad range of services geared towards clients’ stabilization and community integration.

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Program Coordinator, the Case Manager is responsible for assessing clients to determine what is needed to stabilize them, and working with them to create individual plans to address these needs so they can achieve successful community re-entry.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Case Manager include but are not limited to the following activities:            

·         Conducts assessments of clients entering the program and assists them in developing individualized Housing Support/Service Plans.

·         Reviews the Housing Support/Service Plan every 6 months- or as needed.

·         Makes face to face contact with each client at a minimum 2 times each month.

·         Facilitates clients’ access to community based treatment and support services – which may include escort and direct linkage.

·         Maintains up to date documentation of all contacts in CAIRS and AWARDS.

·         Participates in regular meetings with the permanent housing staff to discuss the status of each client in the program. 

·         Participates in on-call response system.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory staff.

 

Qualifications

·         Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other Human Services related field with significant experience working with the seriously mentally ill, dually diagnosed Re-Entry population.  

·         A Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.

·         Proficiency in the Microsoft Office, especially Work and Excel and familiarity with case management software.

 

To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:  careers@projectrenewal.org

Project Renewal is an equal opportunity employer.  Its long-standing policy has been to embrace the equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender (see separately issued Gender Discrimination policy for more detail), physical or mental disability, age (18 and over), military status, arrest record, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. 

Housing Counselor, PSTP

                  PAROLE SUPPORT AND TREATMENT PROGRAM

                                                  JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Housing Counselor

Overall Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Senior Housing Counselor, the Housing Counselor is responsible for establishing and maintaining a constructive relationship with the clients, providing them with assistance to enable them to successfully perform everyday tasks, to address their issues, to stabilize their lives and ultimately to live independently in the community; performs related work as assigned by the Supervisor. 

Specific duties and responsibilities

Provide clients with day to day assistance in handling their affairs and living in their apartments. Activities include assisting them with shopping, cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, making and going to appointments, providing escorts to make the meetings, delivering their medication weekly, and monitoring their taking their medications..

On a weekly basis, participates in the distribution of medications to the clients, and on an on-going basis, monitors the clients’   compliance with taking their medications.

Works closely with the clinical team to assess and monitor client’s ability to manage their housing situation.

Monitor actions being taken on the client’s 6 month housing plan.

Refer issues with any apartment to the Housing Coordinator for corrective action and or resolution with the Landlord.

 Attend weekly staff meetings to discuss the status of each client with the Director and all other staff members.

Education Requirements

2. High School Diploma or GED plus experience as outlined in item 2 below. 

 

 

   Please email resume to: careers@projectrenewal.org   EOE    

Assistant Director of Nursing Operations, Psychiatry – Healthcare Department

Title:    Assistant Director of Nursing Operations, Psychiatry – Healthcare Department

 Overall Responsibilities

 This position oversees the management of medication systems (Medication Administration Records and all relevant Medication Documentation) for all Psychiatry Nurses; supervises all psychiatry nurses; and cross-covers for primary care nurses when needed. This position reports to the Director of Nursing Operations (DNO) and Program Directors for administrative support and indirectly reports to the Medical Director, Psychiatry (MDP), and Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the Assistant Director of Nursing Operations for Psychiatry.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 ·         Support the DNO to ensure that psychiatry nurses manage medication systems for all clients at shelter, including receiving and reviewing prescriptions and medications, safe storage of medications, ensuring that clients have supply and access to medications, monitoring for side effects and education of clients in regard to their medications.

·         Visit sites monthly to meet with nursing staff and program leadership to assess procedures and systems and addresses issues as needed

·         In conjunction with DNO, support psychiatry nurses to assess client’s knowledge of medications and ability to self-administer medications and Provide nursing screening of all new clients at Shelter.

·         In conjunction with DNO, maintains documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures and knowledgeable of policies and procedures affecting the organization and assists in interpreting or implementing them as necessary.

·         Works closely with the DNO, MDP, CMO and the Director of Healthcare Planning and Operations to develop and improve systems for healthcare within Project Renewal.

·         In conjunction with DNO, teaches RNs, LPNs and facility staff about medications, as needed

·         In conjunction with DNO, provides ongoing health education and support to Nursing staff.

·         In conjunction with DNO, supports the management of nursing staff schedules, ensuring that all nurses meet their work scheduled hours; plans for nursing vacancies, vacations, FMLA, sick time and any other Nursing coverage needed.

·         In conjunction with DNO, supports the hiring and onboarding process to fill vacant nursing positions for the primary care clinics and medical vans

·         Supports and ensures cross-training of Nurses across the psychiatry and primary care services within the Healthcare Department

·         Keeps Healthcare Department leadership informed of all issues and developments and provides a thorough, comprehensive and concise report of the activities, as needed

·         Conducts monthly medication adherence reports for  PEQA (program evaluation and quality assurance) team

·         Conducts monthly quality assurance review for medication errors/environment checks.

·         Maintains records of Medication Administration Record (MAR) errors

·         Reports medication incidents using internal reporting systems

 

Education Credentials/Requirements:

·         New York State licensed Registered Nurse (RN)

·         Phlebotomy Certification (CPT)

 Experience

·         Working with homeless individuals preferred.

Preferred skills:

 Communication:        Must have excellent oral and listening skills. 

Interpersonal skills:    Must have the ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.

Computer skills:         Must have knowledge Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel

 To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:  internal.applicant@projectrenewal.org  and for external candidates careers@projectrenewal.org

 

 

Assistant Director of Nursing Operations, Primary Care – Healthcare Department

Title:    Assistant Director of Nursing Operations, Primary Care – Healthcare Department

Overall Responsibilities

 Reporting to the Director of Nursing Operations (DNO) and indirectly reporting to the Medical Director, Primary Care (MDPC), and Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the Assistant Director of Nursing Operations for Primary Care will ensure the nurses and medical assistants provide all aspects of nursing patient care for Primary Care services in the Project Renewal’s primary care clinics and mobile medical vans.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 ·         Ensure all Primary Care nurses fulfill requirements of competency checklist at appropriate intervals.

·         Performs monthly site visits to all primary care FQHC and Article 28 clinics to meet with on-site nurses and ensure the primary care clinics are in compliance with required regulatory and Healthcare Department’s policies and procedures

·         In conjunction with DNO, maintains documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures and knowledgeable of policies and procedures affecting the organization and assists in interpreting or implementing them as necessary.

·         Works closely with the DNO, MDPC, CMO and the Director of Healthcare Planning and Operations to develop and improve systems for healthcare within Project Renewal.

·         Manages the Infection Control Committee and Environmental Committee 

·         Conduct monthly clinic environment checks to assess compliance and inventory of equipment and medications 

·         Ensures maintenance of standards of tracking across Primary Care nursing sites (i.e. log books, consistency with regulatory requirements) and creates tracking systems where and when needed

·         Ensures facility maintenance and cleanliness in compliance with OSHA standards.

·         In conjunction with DNO, provides medication teaching as needed to RNs, LPNs and facility Staff.

·         In conjunction with DNO, provides ongoing health education and support to Nursing staff.

·         In conjunction with DNO, supports the management of nursing staff schedules, ensuring that all nurses meet their work scheduled hours; plans for nursing vacancies, vacations, FMLA, sick time and any other Nursing coverage needed.

·         In conjunction with DNO, supports the hiring and onboarding process to fill vacant nursing positions for the primary care clinics and medical vans

·         Supports and ensures cross-training of Nurses across the psychiatry and primary care services within the Healthcare Department

·         Keeps Healthcare Department leadership informed of all issues and developments and provides a thorough, comprehensive and concise report of the activities, as needed

 

Education Credentials/Requirements:

·         New York State licensed Registered Nurse (RN)

·         Phlebotomy Certification (CPT)

Experience

·         Working with homeless individuals preferred. 

Preferred skills:

Communication:        Must have excellent oral and listening skills. 

Interpersonal skills:    Must have the ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.

Computer skills:         Must have knowledge Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel

 

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:  careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) Project Manager

Title:  Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) Project Manager

Position Description:

The CQI Specialist is responsible for managing and implementing all quality improvement initiatives for the Healthcare Department at Project Renewal, Inc., under the supervision of the Medical Director, Primary Care and in collaboration with the Medical Director, Psychiatry in addition to working closely with the Chief Medical Officer and Director, Healthcare Operations, Planning, and Policy.

Overall Responsibilities

 

Strategic Quality Initiative Projects

·         Develop, lead, and manage a caseload of quality initiatives projects related to internal programs and outside funder requirements. Quality initiatives projects include work towards practice recognition under the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s Performance Indicators and Uniformed Data Set (UDS) reports, the deliverables of the Ryan White-funded Support Services Program and HIV Testing Program, and the DOHMH’s Cofactors in HIV Prevention Program

·         Coordinate policy and procedure committee activities, including documentation preparation, monitoring implementation, and ensuring annual review

·         Provide written CQI reports and oral CQI presentations as needed

·         Design survey instruments for internal improvement such as client satisfaction or needs assessments

·         Apply change management concepts and strategies to ensure sustainability of quality initiatives

·         Conduct on-site and virtual (online or on telephone) visits with healthcare providers; document visits electronically; and, collect required documentation for grant funding

·         Analyze and interpret reports to communicate practice progress for both internal and external audiences

·         Provide support for office redesign (e.g., workflows, documentation, standard processes) to improve efficiency

·         Customize the EHR to help improve performance and clinical measures

Project Management

·         Develop and maintain project plans, proactively manage issues and risks, facilitate team meetings; and, communicate with manager on project progress

Quality Improvement

·         Facilitate PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) rapid change cycles within practices and quality improvement principles to improve outcomes, patient satisfaction and practice operational efficiencies;

·         Maintain documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures, including use of the Electronic Health Record and maintenance of all logs to facilitate required reporting.

·         Develop templates for providers and staff to use in close collaboration with the Medical Directors of Primary Care and Psychiatry

Training

·         Develop and deliver presentations and trainings in group settings and via webinars to internal and external audiences;

·         Provide training on preventive-health features of the EHR and how to utilize for quality improvement activities

Qualifications:

 Minimum Qualifications

·         2+ years professional experience in healthcare setting, including time spent as either clinical or administrative staff (outpatient clinical experience preferred, but not required)

·         Experience communicating with physicians, staff and external organizations

·         Experience with clinical Works (eCW) electronic medical record system.

·         Ability to analyze and present data to groups and individuals

·         Must be willing to travel within the 5 boroughs of NYC

·         Ability to work both independently and within a group

·         Excellent time management, project management, organizational and communication skills

·         Strong computer skills, with proficiency using Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project

Preferred Qualifications

·         Master’s degree - MPH, MPA, or other health care related field

·         Knowledge of EHRs, population management, quality improvement, medical billing & coding, Meaningful Use and NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home

·         Knowledge of principles related to Payment Reform, Healthcare landscape and stakeholders (insurance companies, CMS, etc.)

·         Basic knowledge of chronic diseases and clinical processes (diabetes, hypertension, asthma, etc.)

·         Experience with PCMH, HEDIS/QARR, Clinical Quality Measures,  UDS, DSRIP and ACOs

 

 

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:  careers@projectrenewal.org

Medical Director of Addiction Medicine Services

Title:  Medical Director of Addiction Medicine Services

Program Description

The Medical Director of Addiction Medicine Services supervise and oversees providers of the OASAS programs, which includes 816, 822, and 820 licensed sites and operates a culture of recovery-orientated services using a harm reduction approach and motivational interviewing techniques. Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the Medical Director of Addiction Medicine will collaborate with the Medical Director for Primary Care and the Medical Director for Psychiatric Services.

The Medical Director of Addiction Medicine Services will also be instrumental in leading PRI’s clinical services at the Public Health Diversion Center, which provides 24/7 short stay, engagement, stabilization and treatment services for adults with mental health and/or substance use issues referred directly by NYPD as an alternative to the traditional police responses of arrest, summons, or transport to an emergency room. Their infractions are non-violent, low level offenses including loitering, trespass, public inebriation, and disorderly conduct. Our goal is to help participants begin to identify and modify the behaviors that result in repeated police contact. There will be an OASAS licensed outpatient clinic on site that will provide services to participants who are eligible.  The average length of stay is 5 days.  

Overall Responsibilities

The Medical Director of Addiction Medicine provides consultation and supervision to on-site medical staff, prescribes medication as needed, and participates in quality assurance and utilization review activities. The Medical Director of Addiction Medicine will be responsible for the examination, diagnosis and the treatment of patients within the scope of the Health Center. The schedule for this role will be three days of clinical time and two days of protected administrative time.

It is required that the Medical Director of Addiction Medicine is Board certification in addiction medicine; has at least one year of education, training and/or experience in substance use disorder services; and a DATA 2000 waiver

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical

·         As medical director of the OASAS 822 clinic, sign off on toxicology screens and medical charts

·         Provides medical diagnoses, treatment and advice to patients in accordance with New York State regulations and the scope of training of the clinician

·         Responsible for consulting with the appropriate medical specialists, when deemed necessary according to the Health Center protocol

·         Prescribes and/or dispenses required medication to patients

·         Provides medical supervision to medical staff

·         Directs, organizes and participates in preventive health programs

·         Participates in the development and implementation of quality assurance management and utilization review

·         Participates in community outreach programs

·         Contributes to the overall functioning of the department

·         Maintains patient records in accordance with the policies of the department

·         Maintains all New York State and federal licensing requirements as current according with the department’s credentialing policy

·         Maintains current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support

·         Completes 30 annual Continuing Medical Education credits

·         Participates in Departmental meetings and conferences

 

Staffing/Supervision

·         Directly supervises, or delegates supervision, to the providers and necessary supervision to nursing staff within the OASAS clinic settings

·         Ensures the availability of adequate staffing to provide clinical care throughout the system, and to meet the regulatory requirements of individual programs

·         In collaboration with Healthcare Department leadership and Human Resources department, ensures the appropriate performance review of all providers in the OASAS clinic settings

·         Recruits all staff and in collaboration with Human Resources, develops and maintains job descriptions for all providers in the OASAS clinics

·         Provides for ongoing staff development and in-service training

 

Quality Assurance

·         Assures the quality of treatment and related services provided by the Agency's professional staff, though participation (directly or by designee) in the Agency's ongoing quality assurance and audit processes

·         Develops policies and procedures for addiction medicine services in each program

·         Ensures that addiction medicine services practice meets regulatory standards of each program and is appropriately documented in the medical record

·         Participates in development of electronic record to ensure that clinical material is appropriately documented, and privacy maintained

·         Collaborates with to develop agency-wide clinical policies and procedures.

·         Participates in agency-wide Quality Assurance processes, including Incident Review meetings and Grievance Committee

·         Collaborates with senior management and clinical staff in the Agency’s development of a clinically relevant outcome evaluation process

 

Program Development

·         Collaborates with senior management and clinical staff to identify, initiate and pursue program development

 

Liaison

·         Provides liaison to regulatory agencies, academic institutions, and to other medical/service agencies when appropriate

 

Education Credentials/Requirements

·         M.D or DO Board Eligible/Board Certified in Addiction Medicine

·         Licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York

·         Experience with ambulatory detox programs

·         Experience with MAT and has a waiver to prescribe Suboxone

 

Experience:       

·         Addiction medicine experience, with a waiver to prescribe suboxone and harm-reduction evidence based care model preferred

·         Significant community based medical experience, work with homeless population preferred

 

Preferred skills:

Communication:              Must have excellent oral, writing and listening skills

Organizational skills:      The ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and create and coordinate schedules 

Interpersonal skills:        Must have the ability to interface with participants as well as all levels of staff

Computer skills:               Must have experience with electronic health records and knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially WORD and EXCEL

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:  careers@projectrenewal.org

Coordinator, Next Step ACE Program

Title: Coordinator, Next Step ACE Program

ACE is part of Project Renewal’s Next Step employment program, which includes job placement and training services, adult basic education, computer classes and job retention counseling. The ACE program, while operating independently from these services, is closely integrated with these programs. The Coordinator works closely with the Next Step management team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director of Next Step, the Coordinator’s duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the ACE program

  • Tracking performance to ensure program goals are met and addressing areas of concern

  • Providing supervision to the ACE team

  • Preparing billing and performance reports for contractors

  • Implementing processes and strategies to ensure high quality service and outcomes

  • Conducting outreach for client referrals to community-based organizations, hospitals, residences, and other social service providers.

  • Utilizing Salesforce and other required databases to collect data, monitor outcomes, and generate reports.

  • Representing Project Renewal by proving presentation to community-based organization, referral partners, funders, and other entities that Next Step collaborates with.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred but not required.

  • Previous management experience in social service field.

  • Prior experience in vocational counseling or working with individuals with serious mental illness or similar population.

  • Excellent communication and supervisory skills are a must.

  • Strong computer skills in MS Office are required.

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

Case Manager Renewal House

Position:             Case Manager  

Program:            Renewal House

 

Program Description:

 

Renewal House is a 50 unit, 1 year, transitional living program for people who have completed a substance abuse treatment or are currently enrolled in treatment.  All participants must be approved by HRA for Category F Housing. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Case Manager include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Provide referrals for clients for medical care, substance abuse services, and employment services as necessary

·         Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and communicate effectively with other team members

·         Communicate with Out Patient Programs and other outside providers

·         Develop and complete individualized service plans every 90 days

·         Complete intakes, psychosocials, case notes and other paperwork in a timely manner

·         Facilitate weekly groups

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field of experience required

·         1-2 years of experience working with homeless mentally ill adults or other special needs population preferred

·         Excellent oral, writing and listening skills

·         Proficiency in computer required

·         Bilingual or multilingual a plus

 

To apply: e-mail resume and cover letter, indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org       

 

 

Substance Abuse Counselor, Recovery Center

Title:                     Substance Abuse Counselor

Program:             Recovery Center

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The counselor’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct substance abuse assessments; development of treatment plans for assigned caseload.

  • Provide individual counseling to twenty (20) to thirty (30) clients per week; case management as needed.

  • Facilitation of substance abuse education groups, relapse prevention groups, anger management groups, and/or life skills groups.

  • Documentation of all client contact in compliance with OASAS and DMH regulations. Documentation completed within OASAS timeframes.

  • Attend and participate in all staff and team meetings, and in-service training; case consultation with interdisciplinary staff.

  • Completion of caseload reports to NYC HRA STARS system and NYS OASAS Vocational Rehabilitation, and NYS Department of Probation programs; completion of OASAS PAS Admission and Discharge forms.

  • Identification and outreach to possible referral sources to recruit new clients to the clinic.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, LMSW, LCSW or,

  • New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse certificate (CASAC), or CASAC-eligible.

  • Must be able to provide CASAC number or proof of CASAC-eligible status

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience providing direct care to individuals with alcohol and substance dependence; experience with homeless and forensic adults

  • Five (5) years uninterrupted sobriety is required for candidates who are themselves in recovery

  • Good writing skills are essential

  • Computer Literacy: familiarity with OASAS documentation requirements

 

Work Hours 

Thirty-five (35) hour week; Monday to Friday.  Specific hours to be negotiated; one evening required. (Some weekend work may be required. Must be willing to travel to different PRI locations to provide services.)

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Primary Care Physician- Diversion Center

Title:                      Primary Care Physician

Location:              Diversion Center

The Public Health Diversion Center provides 24/7 short stay, engagement, stabilization and treatment services for adults with mental health and/or substance use issues referred directly by NYPD as an alternative to the traditional police responses of arrest, summons, or transport to an emergency room. Their infractions are non-violent, low level offenses including loitering, trespass, public inebriation, and disorderly conduct. Our goal is to help participants begin to identify and modify the behaviors that result in repeated police contact. There will be an OASAS licensed outpatient clinic on site that will provide services to participants who are eligible.  The average length of stay is 5 days.  

Overall Responsibilities:

The Primary Care Physician provides consultation and supervision to on-site medical staff, prescribes medication as needed, and participates in quality assurance and utilization review activities. The Primary Care Physician is responsible for the examination, diagnosis and the treatment of patients within the scope of the Health Center. It is preferred the candidate is experienced in ambulatory detox, Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) with a waiver to prescribe suboxone for opioid use disorder and utilizes a harm reduction approach for treatment of substance use disorders. Buprenorphine waiver is required within 3 months of hire.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Provides medical diagnoses, treatment and advice to patients in accordance with New York State regulations and the scope of training of the clinician

  • Responsible for consulting with the appropriate medical specialists, when deemed necessary according to the Health Center protocol

  • Prescribes and/or dispenses required medication to patients

  • Provides medical supervision to medical staff

  • Directs, organizes and participates in preventive health programs

  • Participates in the development and implementation of quality assurance management and utilization review

  • Participates in community outreach programs

  • Contributes to the overall functioning of the department

  • Maintains patient records in accordance with the policies of the department

  • Maintains all New York State and federal licensing requirements as current according with the department’s credentialing policy

  • Maintains current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Performs related work as required

  • Completes 30 annual Continuing Medical Education credits

  • Participates in Departmental meetings and conferences

 

 

Qualifications:

  • M.D or DO Board Eligible/Board Certified in internal medicine or family practice (Required) / Addiction Medicine (Preferred)

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York (Required)

  • Experience with MAT and has a waiver to prescribe Suboxone

  • Addiction medicine experience, with a waiver to prescribe suboxone and harm-reduction evidence-based care model preferred

  • Significant community based medical experience, work with homeless population preferred

  • Must have excellent oral, writing and listening skills

  • The ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and create and coordinate schedules

  • Must have the ability to interface with participants as well as all levels of staff

  • Must have experience with electronic health records and knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially WORD and EXCEL

 

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:  careers@projectrenewal.org

Registered Nurse -Diversion Center

Title:                      Registered Nurse

Location:              Diversion Center

The Public Health Diversion Center provides 24/7 short stay, engagement, stabilization and treatment services for adults with mental health and/or substance use issues referred directly by NYPD as an alternative to the traditional police responses of arrest, summons, or transport to an emergency room. Their infractions are non-violent, low level offenses including loitering, trespass, public inebriation, and disorderly conduct. Our goal is to help participants begin to identify and modify the behaviors that result in repeated police contact. There will be an OASAS licensed outpatient clinic on site that will provide services to participants who are eligible.  The average length of stay is 5 days.  

Overall Responsibilities:

The Registered Nurse is responsible for health assessments and wellness education for all facility participants.  The Nurse will evaluate participants for admission to the SUD clinic including assessing withdrawal symptomatology and managing medication assisted treatment regimens, in addition, the nurse will manage the on-site medication system, administer decanoate injections when necessary, and coordinate with off-site providers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • Reports to Director of Nursing Operations in collaboration with Medical Director, Psychiatric Services and Medical Director, Primary Care Services

  • Participates in weekly clinical meetings

  • Provides initial health assessment for each participant. Helps to identify medical problems among participant

·         Provides routine monitoring of participants’ physical condition, triage of medical and psychiatric problems

·         Performs COWS and CIWA assessments for SUD participants

·         Administers medication for participants who are receiving MAT

·         Coordinates response to medical and psychiatric emergencies

·         Facilitates referrals to community-based psychiatric and primary care providers

  • Collaborates with facility psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner, as well as with on-site and community-based medical and psychiatric services, as necessary

  • Provides outreach to participants when necessary, and in accordance with program policies on visiting guests

  • Provides medication management, administration and teaching when necessary and appropriate

  • Provides ongoing health education and support to participants

  • Organizes education for participants and staff on health topics

  • Maintains documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures

 

Qualifications:

  • New York State licensed registered nurse

  • Working with homeless population and experience in an ambulatory or hospital-based withdrawal service preferred

  • Addiction medicine experience, and harm-reduction evidence-based care model preferred

  • Must have excellent oral, writing and listening skills. Spanish speaking a plus

  • The ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and create and coordinate schedules

  • Must have the ability to interface with participants as well as all levels of staff

·         Must have experience with electronic health records and knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel

 

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to:  careers@projectrenewal.org

Primary Care Physician

Title:               Physician – Primary Care Medicine/Internal Medicine/Family Practice

Program:          Project Renewal Health Services

Summary:

The Primary Care Physician is responsible for the examination, diagnosis and the treatment of patients within the scope of the Health Center.

Duties:

  • Provides medical diagnoses, treatment and advice to patients in accordance with New York State regulations and the scope of training of the clinician.

  • Responsible for consulting with the appropriate medical specialists, when deemed necessary according to the Health Center protocol.

  • Prescribes and/or dispenses required medication to patients.

  • Provides medical supervision to the assigned clinical team leaders.

  • Directs, organizes and participates in preventive health programs.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of quality assurance management and utilization review.

  • Participates in community outreach programs.

  • Contributes to the overall functioning of the department.

  • Maintains patient records in accordance with the policies of the department.

  • Maintains all New York State and federal licensing requirements as current according with the department’s credentialing policy.

  • Maintains current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

  • Performs related work as required.

  • Completes 30 annual Continuing Medical Education credits.

  • Participates in Departmental meetings and conferences.

Qualifications:

·         M.D or DO Board Eligible/Board Certified in internal medicine or family practice (Required)

·         Licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York (Required)

·      MAT Certification preferred – (Medication Assisted Therapy ) for drug dependency, prescribe Suboxone and willing to treat patients with Drug and Alcohol Dependency

·         Related experience

·         Strong interpersonal skills

·         Computer literate

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to: careers@projectrenewal.org  

Licensed Practical Nurse – All Shelters (Full Time)

Title:    Licensed Practical Nurse – All Shelters (Full Time)

               

Overall Responsibilities

LPNs are embedded in PRI Shelters to provide on-site nursing services under the direction of the Director of Nursing Operations and/or the Director of Primary or Behavior Health Care for issues related to medical care, medical management and nursing services to PRI clients.  

LPNs have dual reporting responsibilities to the on-site Program Director for daily program interactions and administration/management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

·         Management of medication system for all clients at shelter, including ,receiving and reviewing prescriptions and medications, ordering medications from pharmacy, safe storage of medications and ensuring that clients have appropriate supplies and access to medications

·     Monitoring client reactions for side effects and reporting to prescribing provider.

·         Provides nursing screening of all new clients

·         Assists in triaging psychiatric, medical and substance abuse problems to appropriate providers

·         Participates in weekly clinical meetings with medical staff AND with shelter case management & administrative staff

·         Communicates regularly with on-site psychiatric and medical providers, case managers and on-site operations & administrative staff

·         Communicates with off-site psychiatric providers as necessary and appropriate

·         Administers morning and afternoon medications 

·         Administers decanoate injections according to orders of psychiatric provider

·         Provides medication teaching as needed

·         Assesses each client’s knowledge of medications and ability to self-administer medications

·         Provides ongoing health education and support to clients

·         Maintains documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures

·         Assist with tele-psychiatry operations as scheduled with tele-psychiatry provider at Project Renewal

·         Coordinates activities of evening LPN as needed, respective to site

 

Education Credentials/Requirements:

·         New York State licensed LPN

·         Working with homeless individuals preferred.

·         Must have the ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.

·         Must have knowledge Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.

 

To Apply:  Submit a resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Registered Nurse- MSOW

Title:                     Registered Nurse- MSOW

Program:             Medically Supervised Outpatient Withdrawal Services

Program Description

The Medically Supervised Outpatient Withdrawal Services (MSOWS) of Project Renewal is an OASAS Part 816-licensed 30-bed medically supervised detoxification facility. Clients spend between 7-21 days in the program where they receive medical supervision from an RN an LPN and a MD, a dedicated bed, as well as ongoing counseling and referral services.

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Clinical Director, with the some latitude for independent action and decision making, the Senior Case Manager assists the Clinical Director in the supervision of the Social Services Team and ensures that all policies and protocols are being followed by the staff in the delivery of services to the clients; performs related work.

 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Registered Nurse MSOWS, who manages a caseload as well as supervises staff include but are not limited to the following activities:

 

  • Monitoring of proper medication procedures

  • Delivering patient care during admission, physical examination, TB testing, phlebotomy, treatment and follow up

  • Responsible for ongoing assessment of patients while on unit

  • Observing for signs and symptoms of withdrawal and monitoring vital signs

  • Maintaining proper medical/billing/patient-interaction documentation

  • Conducting weekly health group

  • Participating in case conferences, in-services, and consulting with non-medical clinical staff about referrals to follow-up care

  • Providing patient and community education

Qualifications:

  • License to practice in New York State as a Registered Nurse

  • Knowledge of services for an OASAS medically supervised outpatient setting

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Computer literacy as well as a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to careers@projectrenewal.org

 

 

 

Registered Nurse -Mobile Mammography

Position:         Registered Nurse

Program:        Scan Van Mobile Mammography Program

 

Program Description

The Project Renewal Scan Van is a mobile mammography program serving the New York Metropolitan area.  The Scan Van provides clinical breast exams and mammography to between 4,000 – 5,000 uninsured and poorly insured women annually. The Scan Van program offers digital screening mammography, clinical breast exams and breast self-examination instruction to women 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year. Images are interpreted by a board- certified radiologist

 

Position Description

The Registered Nurse will provide clinical breast exams evaluations, breast health instruction, distribute colorectal screening kits to eligible patients, and arrange pap exam appointments for eligible patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Registered Nurse include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Provides all patients that receive a mammogram with a clinical breast exam (CBE) evaluation.

·         Documents CBE utilizing the Clinical Breast Exam Form.

·         Provides Breast Self-Exam (BSE) instruction.

·         Distributes colorectal cancer screening kits to eligible patients and instructs them on how to use the kit.

·         Arranges pap appointments for eligible patients at New Providence Clinic or at an outside partner clinic, health center, or hospital.

·         Assist with patient navigation.

 

Candidate Requirements:

·         Bachelor’s Degree in nursing

·         Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State Required

·         Must have interpersonal skills to interact effectively and engage our clients, as well as dealing with departmental staff and medical staff while working within ‘close quarters’.

·         Present a positive attitude and a professional appearance.

·         Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel knowledge.

·         Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

 

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Director of Social Services

Position:             Director of Social Services

Program:            Marsha’s House

 

Program Description:

Marsha’s House is a shelter for 81 homeless men and women who identify as part of the LGBTQ community. The shelter is located in the Belmont Section of the Bronx.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Director of Social Services include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Responsible for the day to day supervision and coordination of clinical services in the facility via regular collaboration with the Shelter Director, Case Managers, Peer Counselors, the Housing Coordinator, Vocational Counselor and the Nurse.

·         Ensuring compliance with established program outcomes as set forth by the Department of Homeless Services and Project Renewal.

·         Assignment for all new admissions.

·         Provide crisis intervention/on-call crisis support for clinical emergencies.

·         Lead a team of Peer Counselors and Case Managers.

·         Oversee staff development activities which include weekly team meetings and individual supervision for case managers, and in-service education, as needed for all levels of staff.

·         Collaborate with Shelter Director and other senior staff to develop and implement program policies and procedures.

 

Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in Social Work or BA with required experience.

·         Spanish speaking a plus.

·         Must have good verbal communication skills.

·         Minimum of 2 years’ experience, 1 of those years in a supervisory position

·         Experience working with LGBTQ population is essential

 

To apply: e-mail resume and cover letter, indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org       

 

Case Manager - St. Nicholas House

Title:                     Case Manager

Program:             St. Nicholas House

 

Program Description

St. Nicholas House is a supportive SRO which provides permanent housing to 94 single adults, including 40 men and women eligible for housing under the terms of the NY/NY II Agreement and 16 men and women recovering from substance abuse referred directly from the NYC Department of Homeless Services shelter system.   In addition the building offers affordable studio units to 38 low-income community members.

 

Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Clinical Team Leader the Case Manager is responsible for providing the required assessment, case management and short-term counseling to clients enabling them to achieve the outcomes of maintaining housing, living productively in the community, managing mental illness, substance abuse recovery, stable physical health and managing finances and entitlements independently. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Case Manger include but are not limited to the following activities:

 

·         Conducts pre-intake interviews to screen for appropriateness for housing at St. Nicholas House.

·         Conducts intakes, assessments and psychosocial evaluations as per agency standards for assigned caseload.

·         Efficiently utilizes digital case management database, AWARDS, to input and update all client information.

·         Provides case management services to assist in the creation of and adherence to individual Service Plans, identifying short term and long term goals and objectives to be achieved.

·         Participate in clinical team meetings.

·         Provide short term supportive counseling and advocacy on tenant behalf.

·         Organizes, facilitates and educates through support groups, activities and events, on and off site.

·         Maintains contact with internal and external service providers on behalf of the client.

·         Identifies service needs and makes referrals, as needed, for medical, mental health, psychiatric, substance abuse and other services as needed.

·         Provide escort to clients to ensure attendance at critical meetings and appointments, as needed.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Clinical Team Leader or Program Director.

Education Requirements

All candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology or other human services field from an accredited college or university. 

 

Experience Requirements

A minimum of three (1) year of experience working with homeless individuals with either a mental illness, substance addiction or MICA diagnosis.

 

Preferred skills

Ability to work cooperatively with peers and other staff in order to serve the needs of the clients as effectively as possible

An ability to work independently and adjust one’s schedule to accommodate the needs of the client  

An ability to interface with clients as well as all levels of staff.

 Excellent oral, written and listening skills.  Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

 Knowledge of case management software as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Case Manager, Geffner House

Title:                     Case Manager

Program:             Geffner House

Program Description

Geffner House is a 307 unit supportive Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building that provides permanent housing for low income men and women, including people with serious and persistent mental illness; individuals who are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction; and people who are living with HIV/AIDS. Tenants are offered a comprehensive array of services. 

Overall Responsibilities

Geffner House is seeking an enthusiastic Case Manager with a solid base of clinical knowledge and demonstrated client engagement skills. Under the direction of the two Clinical Coordinators-Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Case Manager is responsible for providing assessments, counseling, and referral services to the tenants living in the building who are people with persistent mental illnesses, individuals who are recovering from drug/alcohol addiction and those living with either HIV or AIDS; performs related work.  This is a perfect opportunity for someone who wants to complete clinical hours towards their LCSW and/or CASAC.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Case Manager include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Provides intake, psychosocial and substance abuse assessments to tenants and develops an appropriate treatment plan for each tenant in the assigned caseload.

·         Makes home visits, coordinates medical, psychiatric and substance abuse services.

·         Monitors medication compliance as necessary.

·         Maintains up to date written information or case notes on contacts with the tenants and any other required information, and enters all contacts and interventions into the FOOTHOLD/AWARDS system. 

·         Conducts individual and group supportive counseling sessions.

·         Organizes and educates tenants through groups and other activities presenting issues of interest to the tenants such as money management, employment opportunities etc.

·         Links tenants to community services.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory staff.

Physical Activities

Job duties generally require the physical activities described below, subject to any necessary reasonable accommodations due to disability. While performing the duties of this position, the Case Manager must walk the stairs from the first to the second floor in order to minimize time lost waiting for the elevator as well as walk between floors in order to see tenants in any of the 307 apartments in the building. In addition, the Case Manager must sit at the computer for extended periods of time to input information on the tenants and to prepare reports. Further, the Case Manager must stand, reach and squat in order to retrieve records from the files.

Education Requirements

1.       A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or related human services field from an accredited college or university; or

2.       A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in social work, psychology or related human services field will be considered with commensurate work experience. 

Experience Requirements

A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with a special needs population, especially individuals with a history of homelessness and mental illness or substance addiction.  Many of our tenants are dual diagnosed. 

Preferred skills:

Teamwork:                      Ability to motivate and work cooperatively with peers, staff and other agencies, in order to serve the needs of the clients as effectively as possible.

Interpersonal:                  Ability to listen attentively to staff and clients and to constructively diffuse tense combative situations; composed and able to perform well under pressure.

Communication:              Excellent oral, writing and listening skills.  Professional presentation.

Computer:                          Knowledge of case management software, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially WORD, e-mail and EXCEL.

Language:                           Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

 

To apply: Submit resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org  EOE. 

Case Manager

Title:                     Case Manager

Program:             St. Nicholas House

 Program Description

St. Nicholas House is a supportive SRO which provides permanent housing to 94 single adults, including 40 men and women eligible for housing under the terms of the NY/NY II Agreement and 16 men and women recovering from substance abuse referred directly from the NYC Department of Homeless Services shelter system.   In addition the building offers affordable studio units to 38 low-income community members.

 Overall Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Clinical Team Leader the Case Manager is responsible for providing the required assessment, case management and short-term counseling to clients enabling them to achieve the outcomes of maintaining housing, living productively in the community, managing mental illness, substance abuse recovery, stable physical health and managing finances and entitlements independently. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Case Manger include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Conducts pre-intake interviews to screen for appropriateness for housing at St. Nicholas House.

·         Conducts intakes, assessments and psychosocial evaluations as per agency standards for assigned caseload.

·         Efficiently utilizes digital case management database, AWARDS, to input and update all client information.

·         Provides case management services to assist in the creation of and adherence to individual Service Plans, identifying short term and long term goals and objectives to be achieved.

·         Participate in clinical team meetings.

·         Provide short term supportive counseling and advocacy on tenant behalf.

·         Organizes, facilitates and educates through support groups, activities and events, on and off site.

·         Maintains contact with internal and external service providers on behalf of the client.

·         Identifies service needs and makes referrals, as needed, for medical, mental health, psychiatric, substance abuse and other services as needed.

·         Provide escort to clients to ensure attendance at critical meetings and appointments, as needed.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Clinical Team Leader or Program Director.

 Qualifications:

·         All candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology or other human services field from an accredited college or university. 

·         A minimum of one year of experience working with homeless individuals with either a mental illness, substance addiction or MICA diagnosis.

·         Knowledge of case management software as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

·         Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements:  careers@projectrenewal.org

Entitlements Coordinator 

Title:                     Entitlements Coordinator           

Program:             Property Management

 

Overall responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Director, the Entitlements Coordinator is responsible for acting as a resource for both clients and staff to inform them of the various city, state and federal entitlement programs; performing annual lease renewals and re-certifications; performing related duties.  

 

Essential Duties and responsibilities

·         Providing tenants with information and direction on acquiring and maintaining entitlements with city, state and federal entitlement programs.

·         Assisting tenants with entitlements, including applying for and maintaining rent subsidies and other entitlements with city, state and federal programs, and with certifications and re-certifications.

·         Providing up to date information about city, state and federal entitlement programs to the Director, building management, clinical and counseling staff, and property management staff.

·         Completing the annual renewal of leases, including rent calculations and preparation of renewal  lease documents.

·          Assisting with the annual re-certifications of all tenants, compliance requirements, and grant maintenance tasks.

·         Investigating and resolving tenant issues and disputes, including requests for rent adjustments.

·         Tracking, processing, and analyzing rent and subsidy payments.

·         Submitting, tracking and processing contract rent adjustment requests for subsidy programs.

·         Insuring accuracy and timeliness of subsidy payments from city, state and federal agencies, including the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

·         Entering, maintaining, and updating rent account data in the agency’s property management software.

·         Assisting with eligibility determinations and processing applications for low-income housing.

·         Acting as Liaison to agency’s Fiscal Office as well as to local representatives of city, state and federal entitlements programs, including HPD, NYCHA. Social Security, Medicaid and HUD.

·         Tracking and processing data, generating monthly rent statements, and preparing and submitting reports.

·         Serving as primary property management contact for tenant and staff at one or more facilities.

·         Other duties as assigned by Director or supervisory staff.

 

Qualification Requirements

1.       A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; or

2.       Associate’s degree and one year of relevant experience such as working with special needs populations; or

3.       High School Diploma or GED and two years of relevant experience such as working with special needs populations.

4.       proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel;

5.       Knowledge of case management and property management databases, including FOOTHOLD/AWARDS and MDS; experience working on entitlements and in housing management; familiarity with LIHTC requirements.

 

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org