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Temporary RN Nurse Care Manager (Washington, D.C.)

Job details
Salary: From $39 an hour
Job Type: Full-time
  • Experience: nursing, 3 years (Preferred)
  • License: Registered Nurse (RN) (Required)
Full Job Description

Position Opening: Temporary Nurse Care Manager (6 month-1 year position)

Joseph’s House seeks a seasoned registered nurse for a full-time position supervising care for our residents with HIV disease and terminal cancer. This will be a temporary contract starting in December 2020, with the possibility of being transitioned to a permanent role at the end of the term.

Previous HIV/AIDS care and/or palliative/hospice experience preferred; experience providing psychiatric care and/or substance abuse and recovery support to homeless men and women and/or other survivors of trauma will be very beneficial.

About Joseph’s House

Joseph’s House is a welcoming community that offers comprehensive nursing and support services for homeless men, women and transgender individuals with HIV disease and terminal cancer. We provide residents with 24-hour nursing and personal care services, and nurture a shared community life with family-style meals and the companionship of other residents, staff, and volunteers. Our clinical staff and trained caregivers work to create a home where the values of unreserved love and friendship are practiced. Together, we nurture the living and accompany the dying, providing a depth of physical, emotional and spiritual support that creates the possibility for profound healing and the restoration of individual dignity.

Joseph’s House welcomes 30-40 individuals per year, up to eight persons at a time, and manages their care in coordination with local hospices, hospitals and outpatient clinics. Approximately one quarter of those we welcome die while in residence, while the majority regain their health and return to the community, where we continue to provide them ongoing case management and support.

Job Responsibilities

The selected applicant will serve as one of two lead registered nurses managing resident care. Key responsibilities include:

  • Direct supervision of our team of resident care aides and volunteers
  • Oversight of resident care, including symptom and medication management and the provision of daily personal care
  • Development and maintenance of resident care protocols, including COVID safety
  • Case management of residents either for end-of-life care or medical stabilization and transition back to the community
  • Close coordination of care with outside providers (outpatient hospices, hospitals, outpatient clinics) and advocacy on behalf of residents within the healthcare system
  • Triage and admission of new residents
  • As needed, accompaniment to medical appointments
  • Shared weekend and overnight on-call

Working in close collaboration with the current nurse, our care aide team, as well as the program and executive directors, the selected applicant will play a key role in nurturing the ethos of presence, attentive care and accompaniment that is at the heart of Joseph’s House’s service to those with advanced and end-stage illnesses.


  • Registered nurse licensed in the District of Columbia
  • At least three years of experience
  • Past experience working with vulnerable populations, and a desire to bring one’s whole self to the service of our community
  • An ability to remain peaceful and productive in times of stress, and to collaborate effectively in a multicultural community

Commitment to Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our organization is dedicated to eliminating racial inequities and we seek to create a diverse workforce that shares in this commitment to justice.

Joseph’s House will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, age, national origin, religious beliefs, physical handicap, marital status, ancestry, past incarceration unrelated to job responsibilities, or liability for service in the armed forces of the United States. Joseph’s House will not make any limitation in hiring unless based upon a legitimate occupational qualification.

Contemplative Care

Joseph’s House was founded upon the values of justice for the poor and friendship with the outcast. Our mindfulness and awareness practices help us turn toward suffering, rather than hurry past it. Applicants must have a desire and readiness to deepen their spiritual and personal growth through their service and interactions with all members of the Joseph’s House community.

Application Process

Prior to submitting an application, please review our website in order to become familiar with our programs and practices: Contact us by email if you need any additional information, or if you have questions about the position or our organization. Along with your résumé or CV, please submit a cover letter that details your qualifications as well as your interest in the mission and practices of the Joseph’s House community.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: From $39.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • On call


  • nursing: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Registered Nurse (RN) (Required)

Work Remotely:

  • No

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