Housing Outreach Program goal assists individuals in public housing with
Seattle Housing Authority and King County Housing Authority to maintain
housing. The Housing Authority team
member will identify individuals who or are at risk; the Housing Outreach team
will respond by providing outreach and engagement.
nurse on the housing outreach team will provide brief nursing assessments and
nursing referrals for individuals. The
nurse will work in collaboration with the housing outreach clinician, peer and
SUD professional to coordinate primary care and psychiatric care for
individuals in housing that might need additional assistance. The nurse will make recommendations on the
need for higher levels of care for medically compromised individuals and will
coordinate medical needs with community agencies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
trusting, professional, caring relationships with clients, community,
providers, and natural supports.
information to identify and prioritize client's health conditions and establish
goals that are client specific and identified as part of their self-management
with the client and supports to provide client centered care which includes
client identification of specific health care goals.
a care-plan with the client, providing all information to the PCP and set an
appropriate timeline for achieving identified goals.
with pharmacies to obtain prescribed medications.
and participate in ongoing consumer medication reviews.
and incorporate necessary reports, summaries and progress notes into client
charts as part of clinical record.
in ongoing program development and assessment as needed for program stability,
including weekly meetings.
liaison duties with other agencies and secures resources on behalf of clients.
in team meetings, consultations, case presentations and in-service training.
necessary arrangements with counselors/case managers for hospitalization of
clients when indicated.
for culturally relevant services from other service providers.
for clients with community agencies and professionals, including health care
providers and the criminal justice system.
knowledge base in physical disability, chronic illness and rehabilitation.
certain clinical programs, nurse may be required to transport clients or
deliver medications using own vehicle or agency vehicle.
all documentation as required.
with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations and Sound
policies and procedures.
all job duties in accordance with OSHA and agency-designated safety
apply, synthesize and demonstrate recovery concepts in behavioral health
duties as assigned.
KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS
and maintains positive, ethical, and professional working relationships with all
team members, clients, vendors, and other professionals.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
from an accredited school of nursing.
knowledge of psychotropic medications.
to develop expertise in serving persons with mental illness.
experience working with mentally ill individuals preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
of nurse practice laws.
to make independent medical decisions; to initiate emergency medical treatment;
to communicate clearly and concisely (orally and in writing) issues related to
the department, and to organize one's supervisory and consultant support when
to appreciate and work well with severely disturbed individuals from a wide
range of ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds.
diagnostic skills and capacity to work with students and volunteers.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS
- A valid Washington State license as Registered
- Washington State driver's license and insurable
pass a criminal background check.
performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or
hear. The team member frequently is
required to stand and sit. The team
member is occasionally required to walk. The team member must frequently lift
and/or move up to 10 pounds or more with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential position
The above position description is meant to describe
the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an
exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the
position. Team members will be required to follow any other position-related
instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in
compliance with Federal and State laws. Requirements are representative of
minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each
duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.
Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Recruitment@Sound.Health