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Mission Nurse ($1,000 signing bonus)

Summary of the Role
Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Clinical Services, the nurse is responsible for the promotion of health for individuals, families, and children through triage, assessment, treatment, and referral. The nurse is also responsible for the assessment and monitoring of guests entering our Mel Trotter Sobering Center and Detoxification Program and addressing the acute medical and behavioral health needs of emergency shelter and program guests.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Mel Trotter Ministries Staff Attributes

We expect all staff to project and exemplify a passion for a faith-based approach to advocacy for the guests, to be humble, supportive team players, who acknowledge their gifts and those of others, are truthfully transparent, seek input from others, admit and learn from mistakes, are highly coachable and approachable. We expect a hungry, innovative, goal-oriented, eager contributor, who shows a dedicated work ethic. We expect our staff to exhibit empathy, compassion, active listening, to be self-aware, sensitive across racial, class, and cultural lines, ethics, and approachability. We look for work habits of punctuality, dependability, accountability, responsibility, cooperation, team participation, integrity, problem-solving, and overall positivity.

These attributes, combined with the performance of one's duties and achievement of good overall job performance. Please refer to them often and feel free to ask for feedback on these areas regularly.

Job Plan
Demonstrate knowledge of the applicable state professional practice guidelines for licensed practical or registered professional nurses.
Address the medical and behavioral health needs of emergency shelter and program guests using critical reasoning skills and ethical judgment.
Respond to medical and behavioral health emergencies in the mission and summon EMS when appropriate.
Ensure confidentiality of patient health information in adherence to HIPAA standards and regulations.
Perform nursing assessments, offer first aid, assist with dressing changes, and administer other treatments by the nursing scope of practice.
Assist guests with health education, disease prevention, medication management, and self-management of chronic conditions.
Distribute over-the-counter medications for self-administration as indicated.
Educate guests on available community and support services.
Monitor guests in the Sobering Center and detoxification program for changes in condition.
Assess guests entering the Sobering Center for readiness to change.
Document guest encounters in case management software and electronic health record.
Advocate on behalf of the guest through collaboration with intake specialists and case management teams and outside agencies.
Assist the Human Resources team with pre-employment screenings and annual flu vaccine clinics.
Support the RN team lead with data collection and data entry, and quality improvement activities


Qualifications
’ Current State of Michigan RN or LPN License
Current CPR Certification, or certification within 30 days of
Minimum 3 years of clinical experience, preferred De-escalation Training within 6 months of hire
Proficiency with Word and electronic health records, preferred
Strong triage and clinical thinking skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Models professionalism, compassion, and flexibility

Working Conditions
Regular standing, walking, climbing, crouching, bending, pushing, or pulling
Understand, speak, read, and write fluent English
Ability to communicate verbally and to accurately hear, with hearing correction
Ability to see 20/20, with vision correction
Able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, and up to 35 pounds regularly Able to use fine motor hand functions
Frequently exposed to varying temperatures from below 32 degrees to above 80 degrees


Time:  Full-Time
Salary:  Hourly
Category:  Healthcare

Updated:
3/8/2022 12:48:40 AM

Job Contact:
Ed Robinson
(616) 558-8701

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225 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4107

(616) 558-8701

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