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Director of Nursing (New York, NY)

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 $100 million, Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City.

Project Renewal is one of the larger social service nonprofits in New York City with Federal Qualified Health Center/Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Centers, OASAS licensed sites in addition to mobile health unit.  Empathic, trauma and harm reduction informed services are delivered at low or no cost without barriers to our clients who often have severe mental illnesses, co-occurring substance use disorders, and multiple chronic medical conditions. 

PRI strive to promote behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable us to work inclusively and effectively in cross-cultural situations with clients, co-workers, and community partners.  We actively recruit and seek to grow and maintain a staff that is diverse along many axis, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, and national origin, disability, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, and gender identity.    

Title:                Director of Nursing

Overall Responsibilities:

The Director of Nursing is responsible for directing, managing, and coordinating nursing services for clients across all Healthcare services delivered in shelters, housing, primary care and substance use programs. Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the Director of Nursing collaborates with the Medical Director of Primary Care, the Medical Director of Psychiatry, the Director of Healthcare Operations, Planning, and Policy, and shelter/housing program leadership to ensure the delivery of high quality care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Clinical

  • Oversees the management of all medication systems for all Nurses including receiving and reviewing prescriptions and medications, ordering medications, safe storage of medications, ensuring that clients have supply and access to medications
  • Provides oversight as nurses monitor for side effects and report to prescribing provider
  • Oversees the process to assess each client’s knowledge of medications and ability to self-administer medications 
  • Provides medication teaching as needed to RNs, LPNs and facility staff
  • Participates in weekly clinical meetings as is manageable 
  • Assist in triaging psychiatric, medical and substance use challenges to appropriate providers
  • Communicates regularly with on-site psychiatric and medical providers, and case managers
  • Communicates with off-site psychiatric providers as necessary and appropriate

Staffing/Supervision

  • Directly manages and provides clinical supervision to all LPNs, RNs, and MAs within the Healthcare Services Department
  • Provides ongoing health education and support to Nursing staff
  • With support from administrative staff, recruit, hire, and train nursing staff
  • Schedules regular on-site team meetings of the nursing staff to promote high quality health care to our clients and to act as a liaison for the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Healthcare Operations and Planning.
  • Develops in-service educational programs for staff
  • Responsible for scheduling nursing across all our sites in coordination with the Director of Health Operations
  • Evaluates the performance of nursing staff on a regular basis using chart reviews, client survey results, and other performance tools

Quality Assurance and Program Development

  • Collaborates with leads for clinical quality improvement and quality assurance to assess and improve medication management
  • Maintains documentation in compliance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Manages requirements for audits, grants and reports as requested by funding agencies and regulating entities
  • Works closely with the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Healthcare Planning and Operations to develop systems for healthcare within Project Renewal 

Qualifications and Required Experience:

  • New York State licensed Registered Nurse (RN) or Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Phlebotomy Certification (CPT)
  • A strong commitment to providing compassionate and trauma informed comprehensive health care to people experiencing homelessness
  • A strong commitment to working in an integrated interdisciplinary environment
  • 5+ years clinical experience
  • 2+ year administrative experience preferred with supervisory/management experience preferred
  • Computer and EMR experience

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

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