Hope Community Resources, Inc.

Anchorage: Community Health Nurse

Job ID
2017-2097
US-AK-Anchorage
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Community Health Nurse-RN (CHN-RN) uses professional knowledge and discretionary judgment to provide assessment, health care planning, and management and ongoing monitoring of individuals who experience developmental disabilities, including adults and children with complex medical conditions and others who also experience mental health diagnoses. The CHN-RN provides consultation and education to individuals, families and staff.  He/she must work independently in both urban and very remote communities, and may be called on to respond to crisis situations.  Other job duties may include attending medical appointments with individuals and providing training to direct care staff regarding medication administration and assisting with other health needs.  The Community Health Nurse has the experience and knowledge to function independently and provide direction to staff and education to families and staff. 

Responsibilities

  1. Assesses and coordinates, the widest range of medical and community resources, and provides ongoing monitoring and health care management for individuals experiencing developmental disabilities.
  2. Provides clinical support and guidance regarding health issues and concerns to families, staff, and individuals.
  3. Collaborates with families to determine community referrals and then coordinates services with various service providers.
  4. Assures close communication and collaboration with parents, DSDS staff, hospital care coordinators, discharge planners, medical vendors, physicians, therapists, and others to advocate for the individual’s needed services.
  5. Provides the professional data necessary for the completion of health care coordination and funding documents.
  6. Collaborates with the physician and other health care professionals to design and manage each individual’s health care services.
  7. Assesses current health status and health supports delivery and advises on necessary modifications by traveling to individual’s home regularly.  This includes quarterly travel to rural areas of Alaska not within close proximity to formal health care.
  8. Monitors staff competency in health supports delivery and takes appropriate action to correct any deficiencies.
  9. Acts as agency liaison during weekly team hospital rounds and participates in development of plans for discharges to community supports.

Qualifications

Required

  • Current State of Alaska Registered Nurse license
  • Two (2) years LPN or RN experience
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience 

Desired

  • Pediatric and community health experience

Other

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. from a squat-and-kneel position
  • Possess a valid driver license & at least 3 years of driving experience (may include permit time)
  • Provide driving record that meets agency guidelines
  • Pass a criminal background check under state regulation

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