Care for the Homeless (CFH) is a growing not-for-profit health care and social service agency that serves the homeless population of New York City. CFH provides medical and behavioral health services at thirty shelters, soup kitchens, and drop-in centers throughout NYC, operates Susan’s Place, a homeless women’s residence as well as several Article 28 medical clinics located throughout the city.
SUMMARY: Reports to the collaborating physician at the contracted facility.
This employee will work as part of the PCMH team with the following essential duties and responsibilities:
Participates as a member of committees, including peer review, as requested by the CMO
Chart completion is consistent with CFH P/P
Reaches out and engages clients with appropriate concern for their health and other needs
Obtains health histories, performs physical examinations and screenings, including testing for HIV on site
Assesses and treats common, acute and chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDS (in accordance with approved protocols); refers clients when necessary to provider's facility or other appropriate facility; follows up on such referrals
Conducts health screening services
Makes every effort to provide and assure on‑going medical service including a continuum of care for persons with HIV/AIDS
Advises and counsels clients about their physical and mental health
Provides consultation and training to on‑site staff and volunteers where appropriate
Assists with the identification, counseling and care coordination, with case management and health education, of mental health and substance abuse problems
Works in a non-traditional environment; e.g., non-clinic facility where homeless people congregate
New York State Nurse Practitioner License
Commitment to serving the underprivileged
Flexible and ability to function in nontraditional setting
Other Duties 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.
Care for the Homeless provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Care for the Homeless complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Care for the Homeless expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Care for the Home less’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
Care for the Homeless advocates for policies to ameliorate, prevent and end homelessness. We occasionally circulate policy information to employees and require that staff review it. While we don’t require it, we encourage every employee to become involved in supporting and advocating for our agency’s policy agenda and related activities.