Registered Nurse- Bedford Green House - Bronx

           

Title:                                      Registered Nurse

Location:                             Bedford Green House-2865 Creston Avenue, Bronx NY

Schedule: Part-time and Full-time

Program Overview:

Bedford Green House is a new state-of-the-art supportive/affordable housing complex providing homes and services to more than 300 New Yorkers.  Phase I is a building designed to LEED Gold Standards and is scheduled to open in the Bronx in December 2019. Bedford Green House will provide onsite social services including primary care for adults and families and women’s health services, family reunification services, occupational therapy, and more. Funded in part by the NYC Dept. of Health and Hygiene and Human Resources Administration, Bedford Green House supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of resources for the community at large. BGH features sustainable landscaped green roof, rooftop greenhouse, aquaponics growing system, horticultural therapy classes with year-round gardening, planned healthy cooking workshops, community playground, and backyard with recreational and exercise equipment.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Reports to Director of Psychiatric Nursing Operation or their delegate in collaboration with the Medical Director of Psychiatric Services, Medical Director of Primary Care and Chief Medical Officer as needed

  • Participates in weekly multidisciplinary clinical meetings. Provides initial health assessment for each client. Helps to identify medical problems among clients.

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

·         Coordinates response to medical and psychiatric emergencies.

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

  • Collaborates with facility psychiatrists, as well as with on-site and community-based medical and psychiatric services, as necessary.

  • Provides outreach to clients when necessary, and in accordance with program policies on visiting tenants.

  • Provides medication management, administration and teaching when necessary and appropriate and assists with the supervision of self-administration of medication.

  • Provides ongoing health education and support to clients.

  • Organizes education for clients 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 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 clients as well as all levels of staff.

·         Must have 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 -Support and Connection Center

Title:                      Registered Nurse

Location:              Support and Connection Center

The Public Health Support and Connection 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:  healthcarecareers@projectrenewal.org

Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Bedford Green House - Bronx

           

Title:                                      Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Location:                             Bedford Green House - 2865 Creston Avenue, Bronx NY

Schedule: Part-time and Full-time

Program Overview:

Bedford Green House is a new state-of-the-art supportive/affordable housing complex providing homes and services to more than 300 New Yorkers.  Phase I is a building designed to LEED Gold Standards and is scheduled to open in the Bronx in December 2019. Bedford Green House will provide onsite social services including primary care for adults and families and women’s health services, family reunification services, occupational therapy, and more. Funded in part by the NYC Dept. of Health and Hygiene and Human Resources Administration, Bedford Green House supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle with an abundance of resources for the community at large. BGH features sustainable landscaped green roof, rooftop greenhouse, aquaponics growing system, horticultural therapy classes with year-round gardening, planned healthy cooking workshops, community playground, and backyard with recreational and exercise equipment.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Reports to the Medical Director of Psychiatric Services.  Works closely with the Chief Medical Officer, Director of Healthcare Operations, Program Director and Program Staff

·         Oversees all psychiatric and nursing services at the program in collaboration with the Program Director.  Supervises licensed practical nurse, including medication system.

·         Engages consumers to provide dignified, person centered, recovery- oriented care that includes psychiatric evaluations for individuals referred for assessment of psychiatric conditions or for entitlements and housing.

·         Provides psychiatric follow-up care as needed, including psychopharmacology and supportive psychotherapy.  Adheres to agency policy regarding obtaining health screening and laboratory monitoring.

·         Provides crisis intervention and assessment as needed.

·         In collaboration with on-site nurse, provides liaison to outside psychiatric and medical providers as necessary and appropriate.

·         Completes documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures.

·         Participates in weekly clinical team meeting.  Provides case consultation to interdisciplinary staff.

·         Provides in-service training to staff on psychiatric disorders, addiction, and other topics as needed.

·         Using a harm reduction approach engages consumers to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT

·         Provides collaborative agreement for nurse practitioner(s) working within facility, if relevant

·         Participates in agency quality assurance process as requested by Medical Director.

·         May participate in supervision of medical students or residents as arranged with Medical Director of Psychiatric Services.

·         May provide treatment through tele-psychiatry.

 

Qualifications:

·         New York State Medical License and Registration

·         Board certified in Psychiatry

·         Working with homeless population preferred, Data 2000 Waiver 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 clients as well as all levels of staff.

·         Must have 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

Project Renewal is a leading non-profit organization with the mission of ending the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families to renew their lives with health, homes, and jobs. Our comprehensive and integrated 24/7 programs are designed to offer the holistic care our clients need. With a staff of 950+ and an annual budget of $82 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

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 working with homeless and mentally ill population

·         Strong interpersonal skills

·         Computer literate

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

Shift Supervisor- Fort Washington

Title:                     Shift Supervisor

Program:             Fort Washington

 

Program Description

The Fort Washington Men’s Shelter is a 200 bed temporary shelter which Project Renewal manages under a contract with the Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Comprehensive psychiatric, medical and case management services are provided to men who are homeless and have been diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

·         Ensures adequate number of staff available to work each shift and provides coverage as needed

·         Creates task assignments/schedules for the shift and provides training as needed

·         Tracks time and attendance for the shift

·         Monitors and directly reviews the day to day recordkeeping for the shift; including statistical reports, metro card inventory, client communication log entries

·         Completes incident reports

·         Prepares the facility shift summary for distribution to all administrative and clinical staff at the end of each shift

·         Maintains the list of all new admissions and ensures newly entering clients receive a full orientation to the facility within 24 hours

·         Participates in shift sign-in/sign-out meetings with clinical staff to update and be updated on significant client concerns

·         Communicates regularly with clinical and administrative staff regarding client observations and incidents, as needed

·         Collaborates with building maintenance and onsite security to ensure a clean and safe environment for staff and clients

·         Liaison to DHS vacancy control/responsible for accurate bed rosters.

·         Conducts monthly fire drills in adherence with FDNY guidelines

·         Responds to crisis and emergency situation and contacts the appropriate staff as needed

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Shelter Director

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelors or Associates degree preferred

·         High school diploma with significant experience will be considered

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a residential setting with mentally ill/MICA or other special needs adults

·         Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience is essential

·         First Aid/CPR certificate

·         A Certificate of Fitness for a Fire Guard, F-80 is required within 90 days of employment

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

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

 

Clinical Director-Support and Connection Center

Title:                      Clinical Director  

Location:             Support and Connection Center

The Public Health 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:

Under the general direction of the Program Director with some latitude for independent action and decision making, the Clinical Director is responsible the overall quality of care delivered to the guests.  The Clinical Director provides direct supervision to the LMSWs, CASACs, and peer counselors; coordinates service delivery with on-site medical, psychiatric, and occupational therapist staff as well as the rehabilitation aides; ensures staff adherence to DOHMH and Project Renewal’s policies and procedures; and conducts regular quality assurance reviews.  The Clinical Director also acts as a liaison with NYPD regarding guest referrals.

This position also requires directing staff in conducting guest intakes; creating, developing, and implementing programs to respond to the guests’ medical and behavioral healthcare needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Provides the day to day coordination of clinical services in the facility through collaboration with the Program Director, on-site medical and psychiatric providers and nurses. Ensures that all guests receive timely assessments, linkages to services, and coordination of care.

·         Supervises staff in conducting intake processes, insuring that all protocols are followed, and that the Statement of Rights/Responsibilities as well as all other required documents have been reviewed and given to each guest.

·         Primary Liaison to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) regarding clinical issues.  

·         Develops and implements policies and procedures, in collaboration with the Program Director, to comply with requirements of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), and NYPD. 

·         Collaborates with the Program Director to develop and implement PRI program policies and procedures, disseminates these to staff, and updates them as needed.   

·         Performs staff development activities which include weekly team meetings and individual supervisory sessions.  

·         Provides in-service education/trainings for all levels of shelter staff, as needed.  

·         Monitors case management software documentation in collaboration with clinical staff.

·         Leads the weekly clinical team meetings as well as participates in other regularly scheduled house meetings, in collaboration with the on-site medical and psychiatric providers and nurses.

·         Coordinates weekly dormitory inspections being conducted by Rehabilitation Aides to determine how guests are maintaining their assigned space. 

·         Develops and trains staff in protocols to be followed in clinical emergencies.

·         Coordinates completion of statistical and qualitative data reports.

·         Available to respond to clinical emergencies on a 24/7/365 basis, especially after normal work hours and on weekends.

 

Qualifications:

·         A minimum of a master’s degree in social work from an accredited college or university, LCSW preferred

·         A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible post-graduate experience working with homeless and criminal justice involved individuals with either a diagnosis of mental illness or a substance use disorder; including experience in a residential setting.  In addition, two (2) years of the required experience must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity. 

·         Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate staff to accomplish stated goals and objectives of the program while developing their individual and group skills.  

·         Must collaborate with our Performance Evaluation and Quality Assurance Department (PEQA) and develop/ exhibit the ability to independently evaluate and manage program performance using data.

·         Through demonstration, develops and fosters a team spirit to enable staff to overcome the challenges of providing needed services to a special guest population.  While professionalism is stressed at all times, there is latitude for a compassionate and empathetic approach to dealing with staff and guests. 

·         Excellent oral, writing and listening skills.

·         The ability to work well in a highly pressured environment, set and meet deadlines, and delegate as appropriate.

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

·         Knowledge of case management software 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

 

 

Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner -Support and Connection Center

Title:                      Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Location:              Support and Connection Center

The Public Health Support and Connection 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:

Psychiatry/Addiction Psychiatry providers will report to the Medical Director of Psychiatry; and conduct psychiatric evaluations, medication management and crisis intervention for homeless men and women residing in the facility. Providers will collaborate with clinical staff as well as liaison with outside providers as appropriate. Positions offer opportunity for administrative responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Works closely with the Chief Medical Officer, Director of Healthcare Operations, Planning & Policy, Medical Director of Primary Care, and Director of the Public Health Diversion Center

·         Provides psychiatric services at facility

·         Provides some oversight of registered nurses, including medication system

·         Provides psychiatric evaluations for individuals referred for assessment of psychiatric conditions or for entitlements and housing

·         Provides psychiatric follow-up care as needed, including psychopharmacology and supportive psychotherapy Adheres to agency policy regarding obtaining health screening and laboratory monitoring

·         Provides crisis intervention and assessment as needed

·         In collaboration with on-site nurse, provides liaison to outside psychiatric and medical providers as necessary and appropriate

·         Completes documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures

·         Participates in weekly clinical team meeting.  Provides case consultation to interdisciplinary staff

·         Provides in-service training to staff on psychiatric disorders, addiction, and other topics as needed

·         Provides collaborative agreement for nurse practitioner(s) working within facility

·         Assists in development of new substance abuse programs within the agency as appropriate

·         Participates in agency quality assurance process as requested by Medical Director

·         May participate in supervision of medical students or residents as arranged with Medical Director of Psychiatric Services

 

Qualifications:

·         New York State Medical License and Registration

·         Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology

·         Board certified in Addiction Psychiatry preferred

·         Significant community-based psychiatry experience preferred

·         Experience with medication-assisted therapy and Buprenorphine waived and/or willing to obtain waiver preferred

·         Understands harm-reduction approach to care

·         Work with homeless population preferred

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

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

·         Must have excellent oral, writing and listening skills

 

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

Primary Care Physician- Support and Connection Center

Title:                      Primary Care Physician

Location:             Support and Connection Center

The Public Health Support and Connection 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: healthcarecareers@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:  healthcarecareers@projectrenewal.org

Outreach and Health Education Specialist

Title:                            Outreach and Health Education Specialist

Department:               Healthcare Department

 

Overall Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Administrator of Healthcare Operations and Outreach, the Outreach and Health Education Specialist is responsible for connecting new and existing patients to various healthcare-related education and services, including but not limited to: accessing primary care services, psychiatry services, referrals for specialty care and assistance with health insurance enrollment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Outreach and Health Education Specialist include but are not limited to the following activities:

Access to Healthcare Services:

Identify, refer and schedule patients in need of health services, including but not limited to tuberculosis screening, comprehensive exams, preventative care screening and treatment of chronic disease and behavioral health through:

·         Expanding awareness of healthcare services through shelter-based clinics and mobile health units by conducting community outreach throughout sites such as: transitional housing shelter residence common areas and surrounding perimeters, and other community-based social service organizations.

·         Registering patients for healthcare services using patient registration and appropriate consent forms and entering data into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

·         Scheduling patients for medical appointments for behavioral and primary care services with clinics and /or mobile health units as required

·         Facilitating communication between patient and enrollment specialists to support patient’s access to health insurance by

·         Supporting access to referral-based specialty care, including but not limited to providing referral appointment reminders to patients, conduct follow-up calls for consult notes

·         Escorting patients to medical appointments as directed and when needed

·         Distributing and collecting post- service patient satisfaction surveys as directed

·         Collecting and document key performance indicators as directed.

Health Literacy and Education:

Support culturally-sensitive health literacy and education efforts focused on chronic disease management, behavioral and reproductive health by:

·         Conducting on-going research and compilation of health literature and related resources, electronically and in-print, for distribution and use by both provider-based and patient-based audiences

·         Creating and disseminate health promotion materials on a wide array of health topics in a variety of formats (eye-catching posters, resource guides, and pamphlets) across clinic and mobile health unit settings of care

·         Developing and conducting health and wellness workshops focused on the needs of the homeless population, including presentation materials, handouts and other related materials

·         Facilitating and presenting general and specialized group educational sessions on health topics and the services offered by Project Renewal Inc to sites and partner organizations

·         Collecting and analyzing data to evaluate health workshops and resource programs to assess efficacy

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • Experience with homeless population

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

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency using Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience communicating with physicians, staff and external organizations

  • Experience with eClinical Works (eCW) electronic medical record system.

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

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

 

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:  healthcarecareers@projectrenewal.org

 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Project Renewal Health Services

Title:                Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Project Renewal Health Services

 

Program Description

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works with the clinic team to maintain patient flow, provide patient education, and assist providers as required.  The LPN is responsible for nursing care in accordance with medical orders as well as in conformance with recognized nursing techniques and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the License Practical Nurse (LPN) include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         Escort clients to housing interviews, recreational activities and other relevant appointments

·         Responsible for the administration of medications including vaccinations.

·         Responsible for assessing and documenting initial health indicators such as height and weight, temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, hearing and vision, etc.

·         Responsible for the assessment of patients.

·         Will maintain medical supplies, equipment, and date inspection.

·         Performs procedures including phlebotomy, injections, PPD testing, finger stick glucose testing, EKGs, and pulse oximetry as ordered by the clinician.

·         Performs HIV counseling and testing using a rapid HIV test according to New York State regulations and under the guidance of the HIV Support Services program.

·         Responsible for patient education, per the Health Center policies and procedures.

·         Will follow-up with missed and canceled appointments via the telephone and/or written correspondence and with patients case managers and outreach workers in coordination with the front office manager.

·         Participates in emergency care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and the Medical Director for Primary Care or designee.

·         Maintains vaccine storage according to the requirements of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

·         Documents patient interactions in the Electronic Health Record as indicate.

                                                                                   

Candidate Requirements:

·         L.P.N. or R.N. (Required)

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

·         Related experience  Knowledge of Managed Care Services
Strong interpersonal skills

·         Computer literate

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Office Manager-Healthcare

Position:             Office Manager

Location:            Fort Washington

Reporting to the Assistant Administrator of Clinic Operations in the Healthcare Department, the Office Manager is responsible for working in collaboration with medical providers and staff to provide administrative support in the primary care clinics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Answers the phone while maintaining a polite, consistent phone manner using proper telephone etiquette

·         Responds to inquiries by patients, prospective patients, and visitors in a courteous manner

·         Facilitates patient flow by notifying the provider of patients' arrival, being aware of delays, and communicating with patients and clinical staff

·         Registers new patients and updates existing patient demographics by collecting detailed patient information, including personal and financial information

·         Serves as the clinic’s liaison and coordinates with case managers, shelter staff as needed for medical-follow up with shelter-based clients

·         Conducts patient insurance eligibility verification using ePACES and other related systems

·         Responsible for keeping the reception area clean and organized, ensuring materials and signage are kept visible and up to date

·         Keeps medical office supplies adequately stocked by anticipating inventory needs, placing orders, and monitoring office equipment

·         Protects patient confidentiality, making sure protected health information is secured

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

·         High school diploma or graduation equivalency degree (GED)

·         Minimum one (1) year work experience in a medical office setting

·         Basic competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

·         Substantial telephone etiquette, verbal and written communication skills

·         Strong time management, multi-tasking, organization, scheduling skills

·         Strong customer service / relationship management skills

Preferred Qualifications

·         Associates Degree

·         Knowledge of clinical procedures usually obtained from a certificate or Associates degree

·         Knowledge of office procedures usually obtained from a certificate or Associates degree

·         Experience with the eClinical Works (eCW) electronic health record system a plus

·         Bilingual; fluency in Spanish preferred

 

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

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatrist

 We are seeking FT & PT Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Board Certified or Board Eligible Psychiatrists to join our multidisciplinary social service team.  We have positions in three different locations, two in The Bronx and one in Manhattan!

Title:                     Psychiatry Provider

Program:             Marsha’s House, New Providence and Ana’s Place

Overall Responsibilities:

Psychiatry providers will conduct comprehensive evaluations, medication management and crisis intervention for homeless men and women living in a shelter. Providers will collaborate with shelter staff as well as liaison with outside providers as appropriate. Positions offer opportunity for administrative responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Nurse Practitioner/Psychiatrist include but are not limited to the following activities:               

  • Oversees all psychiatric services at facility

  • Provides psychiatric evaluations for individuals referred for assessment of psychiatric conditions or for entitlements and housing

  • Provides psychiatric follow-up care as needed, including psychopharmacology and supportive psychotherapy

  • Adheres to agency policy regarding obtaining health screening and laboratory monitoring

  • Provides crisis intervention and assessment as needed

  • In collaboration with on-site nurse, provides liaison to outside psychiatric and medical providers as necessary and appropriate

·         Completes documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures

  • Participates in weekly clinical team meeting. Provides case consultation to interdisciplinary staff

  • Provides in-service training to staff on psychiatric disorders, addiction, and other topics as needed

  • Oversight of licensed practical nurse, including medication system

  • Provides collaborative agreement for nurse practitioner(s) working within programs

  • Reports to the Medical Director, Psychiatric Services and works closely with Psychiatry Administrator

 

Required Credentials

·         Current New York State medical license and registration

·         Board Certification or Board Eligible with plans to obtain Board Certification within 1 year preferred

·         Experience with Homeless LGBTQ Population in Community Psychiatry

·         Computer efficiency is required

·         Experience working with homeless adults preferred

·         Buprenorphine waiver and Spanish language a plus

·         Competitive salaries commensurate with your experience

 

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

 

ScanVan CDL Driver/Technician

Title:                     ScanVan Driver/Technician

Program:             Project Renewal Health Services

 

The Project Renewal ScanVan Technician for the mobile mammography program serving the New York Metropolitan area. 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

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the ScanVan Driver/Technician include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         The ScanVan Driver will work closely with the ScanVan provider staff to drive our mobile units to established sites to render medical care to our clients.

·         Candidate will also perform registration/check-in of our clients utilizing our computerized registration system

·         Safely transporting staff to and from clinic sites (on weekends and evening when necessary)

·         Daily review that all van equipment is operating safely

·         Assisting in any administrative support tasks

Administrative/Office Management (as needed)

·         Greeting and registering patients and preparing new charts with appropriate consents in EMR

·         Perform duties of minivan driver, outreach, and office managers when needed

 

Qualifications:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent

·         Commercial Driver’s License, with endorsements for passengers and air brakes

·         Valid New York State Driver's License ,Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

·         Experience with a large vehicle (37' or more) preferred

·         Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

 

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

MedVan CDL Driver/Technician

Project Renewal seeks a MedVan Technician with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) to operate a fleet of mobile medical vans. This position works closely with the Fleet Coordinator, Assistant Administrator for HealthCare Operations and Outreach, and the clinical staff in the day-to-day operation of Project Renewal's mobile primary care clinic.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the MedVan Driver/Technician include but are not limited to the following activities:

·         The MedVan Driver will work closely with the MedVan provider staff to drive our mobile units to established sites to render medical care to our clients.

·         Candidate will also perform registration/check-in of our clients utilizing our computerized registration system, when needed

·         Safely transporting staff to and from clinic sites (on weekends and evening when necessary)

·         Daily review that all van equipment is operating safely

·         Responsible for the safe drainage of septic tanks on a weekly basis as scheduled

·         Overseeing the proper operation of the van's water system

·         Troubleshooting mechanical problems with Fleet Coordinator

·         Assuring that the MedVan is cleaned and properly disinfected on a daily basis; if a custodian is not available, the MedVan technician is ultimately responsible for this duty

·         Submitting daily/weekly reports to the Assistant Administrator on van operations and productivity

·         Timely reporting of any problem to the Fleet Coordinator and Assistant Administrator

·         Transporting MedVan to service centers (on weekends, if required)

·         Assisting in any administrative support tasks, when needed

 

Administrative/Office Management (when directed as needed)

 

·         Greeting and registering patients and preparing new charts with appropriate consents in electronic health record

·         Helping patients make changes to their primary care provider with insurance companies

·         Scheduling follow up appointments

·         Communicate with the lab to retrieve lab results via computer or fax

·         Maintaining adequate stock of necessary forms used on the MedVan

·         Assisting with the collection of data

·         Perform duties of minivan driver, outreach, and office managers, as directed when needed

 

Qualifications:

·         High School Diploma or equivalent

·         Commercial Driver’s License, with endorsements for passengers and air brakes; Inquiries regarding Driving/License Record will be made.

·         Valid New York State Driver's License (if candidates possess license points, they must fall within the range of Project Renewal's insurance requirements)

·         Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

·         Experience with a large vehicle (37' or more) preferred

·         Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

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