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3636-1234

Mental Health Services

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US-DC-Washington

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Part Time

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RN Case Manager

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POSITION SUMMARY

The RN Case Manager will be responsible for the provision of medical case management, including treatment adherence counseling, for patients living with HIV from admission to discharge. In addition, the RN Case Manager will monitor care and act as a liaison between the patient, healthcare personnel and insurers and facilitates the plan for the best health outcomes. The RN Case Manager will also provide primary care for co-morbid conditions and preventive care for persons in serodiscordant relationships, including couples HIV testing and counseling and uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Reporting to the Medical Director, the RN Case Manager will have the following responsibilities:

Established in 1985, Us Helping Us is an experienced private, non-profit organization with the mission to improve the health and well-being of Black gay men through innovative programs and services and – through a vision of inclusiveness – to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in the entire Black community. As it exists today, Us Helping Us is an experienced community-based organization with two locations in the Washington, DC area and works tirelessly to achieve health equity for racial, sexual and gender minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and persons with substance abuse disorders or serious mental health illness.

 HIV Case Management

  • Serve on a care coordination team (i.e., Clinicians, Psychotherapists, Case Managers, and Community Health Workers) in the provision of medical case management services, including treatment adherence counseling, for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

  • In collaboration with the care coordination team, manage all aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating individualized care plans for patients living with HIV.

  • Provide patient consultations and clinically assess patient's medication adherence.

  • Clinically assess physical, mental and safety needs o patients living with HIV.

  • Educate patients, significant others/partners, families and healthcare providers on how to support and execute individualized care plans.

  • Assist patients living with HIV address barriers and bridge gaps in services accomplishing the individualized care plans.

  • Make internal and external referrals for secondary and tertiary care services (e.g., psychosocial support groups, emergency financial assistance, behavioral interventions).

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Direct Preventive Care

  • Conduct risk reduction counseling and partner counseling and referral services to prevent HIV transmission.

  • Conduct health maintenance visits, including providing immunizations, anticipatory guidance, and referrals; sexually transmitted infection screenings and education.

  • Utilize universal precautions in obtaining specimens (venipuncture, cultures) in the delivery of patient care.

  • Perform lab testing (i.e. urine dip, pregnancy test, strep screen) including quality controls and maintains all laboratory/diagnostic test logs.

  • Collect and document assessment data as well as subjective data [chief complaint(s) and allergies] and objective data (vital signs).

  • Administer medications and intravenous solutions skillfully and correctly, and perform lab/diagnostic testing as ordered by the provider and reporting all critical lab values immediately to the provider.

  •  Perform medical procedures, as ordered by licensed supervising clinicians and in accordance with Board of Nursing licensure & scope of practice.

  • Other duties assigned.

 

Required Experience and Education

  • Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience as an RN in a primary care setting; one (1) year of work experience in HIV case management or relevant adult/youth community setting is preferred.

  • Experience and knowledge in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (e.g.,

  • Hepatitis) and chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension).

  • Current licensure as an RN in DC and/or Maryland; preference will be given to applicants with work experience in a public health or community and licensure in both jurisdictions.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent four (4) years’ experience required.

  • Current first aid and CPR certification.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Solid understanding of regulatory practices, including medical standards and safety, prescriptions, and procurement/transmission of lab requests,

  • Experience utilizing electronic health record systems. This includes the entry of client records and other related documentation.

  • Organized and self-motivated

  • Client-centered and focused, including advocacy and identifying services needed to achieve and maintain prioritized health outcomes and well-being.

  • Ability to perform field work, including in-home health care and screenings.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

  • Knowledge CPT and ICD-10-CM codes.

 

Specifications:

  • Salary range $65,000-$75,000 (based on experience) plus generous benefits package,

  • including employer-contribution to a retirement plan.

  • This is a part-time position (32-40 hours per week) that includes occasional evenings and weekends. A shorter work week (24-32 hours per week) is negotiable.

  • Valid U.S. work permit required.

  • Must submit to and successfully complete a background investigation and drug test.

 

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3636 GEORGIA AVE NW
WASHINGTON, DC
(202) 446-1100
8240 PROFESSIONAL PL
LANDOVER, MD
(301) 851-5310

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