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

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

 

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

 

Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Diversion Center

Title:                      Psychiatrist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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:

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:  careers@projectrenewal.org

Medical Aide

Title:                      Medical Aide

Location:             Third Street

 

Program Overview:

The Medically Supervised Outpatient Withdrawal Services (MSOWS) of Project Renewal is a 30-bed medically supervised detoxification facility. Clients spend between 7-21 days in the program where they receive part time medical supervision from an RN an LPN and MD, as well as ongoing counseling and referral services. Medical Aides will be supervised by the Medical Aide Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Process new intakes

·         File documents and organize client charts

·         Help maintain quiet and safety for clients and staff

·         Perform rounds and log book entries

·         Provide structure and assist organize client activities

·         Assist nursing and counselors with care of clients

·         Clean and sterilize discharged beds

·         Do laundry and serve meals

·         Assist with general upkeep of facility

·         Escort clients to air breaks, hospitals and/or clinics as needed.

·         Any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

·          High School Diploma/GED required.

·         Proficiency in Word, Excel and general knowledge of computer databases preferred.

·         Experience working with homeless or substance abuse clients a plus.

·         Must be able to read and write legibly, as well as file alphabetically.

·         Spanish speaking preferred.

·         Must be able to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team.  

 

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements:

careers@projectrenewal.org

 

Fleet Coordinator / Driver

Overall Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Health Operations and Planning, the Fleet Coordinator / Driver is responsible for activities related to driving, servicing, and overall operation / maintenance in the day-to-day operation of Project Renewal's primary care mobile health units.

 

Responsibilities:

1.       Drive Medvan to contracted sites, ensuring safe and prompt transportation of staff to and from clinic sites as scheduled

2.       Assist with vehicle-related functions and activities to ensure compliance with established laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures

3.       Support the monitoring and evaluation for vehicle maintenance, including, but not limited to: servicing and repair jobs, cleaning, septic tank drainage, water system and other related needs.

4.       Coordinate off-site maintenance, repair and recovery functions for roadside vehicle malfunction; assist in the review of the work conducted by mechanics and other maintenance vendors for quality assurance and compliance.

5.       Support the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to vehicles, maintenance, repairs, projects, mileage, financial activity and assigned duties with relevant and requested information.

6.       Transporting Medvan to service centers, including safe and prompt transportation of staff to and from clinic sites as scheduled

7.       Support the Lead Fleet Coordinator in the submission of technical information and assistance to the Assistant Director of Healthcare Operations regarding automotive needs and issues; contribute to the formation, development of and updates to policies, procedures and programs.

8.       Advise equipment, material and supply purchases and other related inventory functions as appropriate.

9.       During service support to contracted sites, and as needed:

a.       Greet and register patients; assist in entering and updating demographic and other related information for patients in the EMR.

b.       Assist in scheduling of follow-up appointments with patients

c.       Support communications with lab company for retrieval of lab results (electronic, faxed results)

 

Qualifications

·       High School diploma or equivalent (Required)

·       Ability to drive a large vehicle (37' or more)

·       Valid New York State CDL  

·       Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

·       AED/CPR Certification

·       The ability to keep a compact medical facility organized and in constant operational order

·       Familiarity working with mentally-ill clients

·       Willingness to work evening and weekends

 

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

Lead Fleet Coordinator / Driver

Overall Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Health Operations and Planning, the Lead Fleet Coordinator / Driver is responsible for overseeing activities related to the servicing, operation and maintenance in the day-to-day operation of Project Renewal's primary care mobile health units, supervise / evaluate the performance of assigned personnel, and other related work as required.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Assure vehicle-related functions and activities comply with established laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; monitor and evaluate priority and required timelines for vehicle maintenance, including, but not limited to: servicing and repair jobs, cleaning, septic tank drainage, water system and other related needs.

·         Oversee off-site maintenance, repair and recovery functions for roadside vehicle malfunction; review the work of mechanics and other maintenance personnel to assure compliance with established standards, guidelines and procedures.

·         Participate in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to vehicles, maintenance, repairs, projects, mileage, financial activity and assigned duties.

·         Transporting Medvan to service centers, including safe and prompt transportation of staff to and from clinic sites

·         Provide technical information and assistance to the Assistant Director of Healthcare Operations regarding automotive needs and issues; assists in the formation and development of policies, procedures and programs with healthcare department leadership.

·         Participate in negotiation and quotation activities related to repair and optimization-focused services and equipment.

·         Direct equipment, material and supply purchases and other related inventory functions as appropriate.

·         During service support to contracted sites, and as needed:

o   Greet and register patients; assist in entering and updating demographic and other related information for patients in the EMR.

o   Assist in scheduling of follow-up appointments with patients

o   Support communications with lab company for retrieval of lab results (electronic, faxed results)

 

Qualifications:

  • Valid New York State Commercial Driver's License CDL with air breaks.

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.

  • Ability to drive a large vehicle (37' or more)

  • AED/CPR Certification

  • Familiarity working with mentally-ill clients

  • Willingness to work evening and weekends

 

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

 

Vocational Counselor

Title:                      Vocational Counselor

Program:             Next Step Ace

 

Program Description:

Next Step ACE is an employment program for individuals with serious mental illness who seek meaningful jobs in the competitive employment market.  The ACE Vocational Counselor will work one-on-one with clients to assess their capability and experience and to develop and implement vocational plans that provide them with the tools they need to find and retain employment. This will include preparing resumes, conducting mock job interviews, responding to job leads, assisting clients applying to on-line positions and providing extensive retention support.   The Vocational Counselor will also assist with outreach and recruitment efforts to help enroll new clients.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Next Step ACE, duties include but are not limited to:

  • Placing clients into jobs that result in achievement of job placement and retention milestone goals for various contracts

  • Assessing client vocational skills and limitations

  • Developing highly customized employment plans for each client

  • Completing all client documentation, including weekly and monthly case notes that record services provided and outstanding issues to be addressed

  • Entering client information and progress into various databases including Salesforce, NYESS, NYC MedPortal, and others as required

  • Helping clients with full range of job preparation activities including preparing resumes, drafting cover letters, applying for jobs online, and practicing effective interview skills

  • Advocating on a client’s behalf in all job related issues (post employment)

  • Providing retention support including regular in-person or phone/email contact

  • Providing supplementary vocational counseling to clients when necessary

  • Scheduling and conducting outreach for client recruitment

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree strongly preferred in mental health, vocational counseling, social work or related field

  • Previous experience in vocational counseling and/or working with individuals with serious mental illness or similar population is essential

  • Two years previous vocational experience required

  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

  • Computer proficiency is a must

 

All interested parties should send a resume and cover letter via email to: careers@projectrenewal.org with Next Step ACE Vocational Counselor in the subject line.

 

CASAC - Counselor

 Title:                     CASAC - Counselor

Program:             The 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.

 

 

*** Saturdays and evenings required***

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, 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.

 

 

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

 

Clinical Coordinator

Title:                     Clinical Coordinator

Program:            East Williamsburg Men’s Shelter.

Program Description

East Williamsburg is an emergency men’s shelter which  helps 140 individuals with substance abuse histories work towards health, sobriety, and, ultimately, permanent housing and employment.  In addition to lodging and three meals a day, clients receive comprehensive case management services, plus an array of substance abuse related and health care services provided by different programs such as Medically Supervised Outpatient Withdrawal Services, (MSOWS), Chemical Dependency Crisis Service (CDCS), and Outpatient Recovery Center available to them throughout the agency.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

·         Review client intake forms regularly for accuracy and complete additional paperwork needed for the completion of case management intakes.

·         Update weekly caseload breakdowns and assign new clients to Case Managers.

·         Audit client charts weekly to ensure adherence to regulatory standards of service quality.

·         Organize and maintain up to date spreadsheets to track progress and updates related to performance measurements.

·         Provide feedback to the East Williamsburg shelter program on their adherence to organizational and regulatory standards of service quality, documentation quality, and compliance requirements.

·         Meets with incoming clients and assesses their needs for entitlement services.

·         Advises clients of entitlement possibilities and refers them for Medicaid/Medicare, Public Assistance, & Food Stamps as needed.

·         Ensures that all clients receive the benefits to which they are entitled, particularly Public Assistance and Social Security.   

·         Assists Case Managers in helping their clients apply for Social Security benefits.

·         Regularly updates the CARES and CPS computer systems to reflect each client’s current entitlement status, to ensure that Case Managers can access the most current information at all times, quickly and efficiently. 

·         Attends weekly case conferences with social service staff and provides entitlement case updates in order to ensure that each client smoothly and quickly transitions into housing.

Clinical Coordinator Continued

·         Liaisons with Federal, City, and State agencies providing entitlements services, including, but not limited to Social Security, SSI, Medicaid, SSD Medicaid, and housing vouchers.

·         When needed, escorts clients to attend meetings on entitlement benefits.

·         Provides education about Public Assistance and related programs; provides information regarding client documentation, immigration, and other entitlements programs to clients and staff.

·         Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Social Services or Program Director.

 

Physical Activities

While performing the duties of this position, the Clinical Coordinator must walk the ten steps to enter the facility. In event the elevator is out of service, the Clinical Coordinator must also walk between the four floors of the facility, basement to roof, climbing up and down the staircases, in order to observe staff and to see clients.  Furthermore, the Case Manager must stand to talk to clients and staff, sit for extended periods of time at the computer, and reach or squat to get records from the files. Furthermore, the Clinical Coordinator must stand to talk to staff, sit for extended periods of time at the computer, and reach, or squat to get records from the files.

Candidate Requirements:

1.       Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years’ experience in human services, consulting, evaluation, homeless services, quality assurance, or related field.

2.       Experience working with adults with mental health and/or substance use issues, preferably in homeless shelters or supportive housing.

3.       Exceptionally strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as an ability to work effectively with others.

4.       Attention to detail, with exceptional analytical, organizational, communication and project management skills.

5.       Strong quantitative and Microsoft Excel skills.

Preferred skills:

Teamwork:                         Ability to work cooperatively with peers and other staff in order to serve the                

                                            needs of the client as effectively as possible.

Organizational:                 An ability to work independently and to adjust one’s schedule to accommodate the needs of the programs. 

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

Communication:              Excellent oral, writing, and listening skills.

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

Language:                           Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

 

 

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

 

 

Driver/ Medical Aid

Title:                      Driver/ Medical Aid

Program:              Chemical Dependency Crisis Services (CDCS)                

Medically Supervised Outpatient Withdrawal Services (MSOWS)

 

The Medically Supervised Outpatient Withdrawal Service (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. The Chemical Dependence Crisis Services (CDCS) of Project Renewal is a 30-bed medically monitored detoxification facility. Clients spend between 3-21 days in the program where they receive medical supervision from an RN an LPN, as well as ongoing counseling and referral services. CDCS is also the triage unit for all intakes.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Drive clients to treatment destinations

  • Pick up clients and transport to detox unit

  • Perform the duties of a Medical Aide when not driving

  • Coordinate with treatment team transportation needs of clients

  • Process new intakes in the computer system

  • Conduct fresh air breaks

  • Clean and sterilize discharged beds

  • Do laundry and serve meals

  • Assist with general upkeep of facility

  • Any other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:  

  • High School Diploma/GED required.

  • Experience working with homeless or substance abuse population a plus

  • Basic computer skills are a requirement.

  • Must be able to conduct face to face interviews with clients and input data in a computer. Must read and write legibly. Must be able to communicate clearly with treatment providers, have outstanding customer service and overall professional presentation

  • Bilingual candidates are preferred

 

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

Payroll/HR Assistant

Title:                      Payroll/HR Assistant

Program:             Human Resources

 

*We are seeking a detail-oriented professional to provide support in the Payroll and Human Resources Departments. * 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of the Payroll/HR Assistant include but are not limited to the following activities: 

  • Assisting in all aspects of the bi-weekly payroll process including calculating hours/earnings, entering new hire, termination and pay data into ADP software

  • Processing garnishments

  • Sorting paychecks and timesheets

  • Completing employment verification

  • Photocopying,filing, data entry

  • Preparing payroll reports using ADP Reporting and Enterprise software

  • Calculating vacation accruals and payouts using Excel

  • Scan, process and print Enterprise Time Cards

  • Covering additional HR functions, as needed

 

Qualifications:  

  • AA degree required; BA preferred

  • Must be very organized, flexible and a quick learner

  • Ideal candidate will have experience working inan HR, payroll or accounting department, ideally with payroll experience

  • This position requires the ability to work quickly, accurately and independently and handle confidential and sensitive information discretely

  • Knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications -- especially Excel -- required

  • Knowledge of ADP software (including PayeXpert, Workforce Now, Enterprise, HR/Benefits Solution and ADP Reporting) a plus

 

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