The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Nurse Case Manager to provide health assessment, counseling, and medication management to promote recovery, wellness, and optimal health. This position provides services in the community within the framework of core ACT operating principles, professional nursing ethics, and State and City regulatory guidelines. This is a field-based position and requires at least 80% of services to be provided to consumers in their homes, shelters, primary healthcare providers, and other community settings. This position also provides direct nursing medical services and mental health clinical assessment and treatment to Housing First consumers. This position is located at 2100 Broadway Street and reports to the RN Coordinator.
Qualified candidates are eligible for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program. Licensed health care providers may earn funds toward student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment at an NHSC-approved site through this program.
Essential Job Functions
Provides basic health and medical assessment and education.
Assists with coordination of health care provided to consumers in the community.
Performs psychiatric and medical assessment, treatment, and education.
Provides 24-hour on-call phone support for HF consumers on a rotational basis.
Performs treatments and laboratory procedures independently and/or as requested by the health care provider.
Rigidly adheres to Universal Precautions per CDC guidelines and OSHA regulations.
Rigidly adheres to HIPAA regulations per standards developed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Provides appropriate patient education that is tailored to both the individual’s learning style, education, and/or reading level, and is sensitive to their health beliefs.
Assesses and monitors consumers’ ongoing psychiatric, medical, and social needs.
Oversees medication monitoring and medication administration under the supervision of the designated provider.
Collaborates with internal and external providers to coordinate psychiatric treatment with medical treatment; acts as a psychosocial educational resource by assisting consumers in learning about their mental illness, physical health conditions, medications, and how to protect their overall health.
Manages pharmaceutical and medical supplies.
Makes home visits and delivers medications.
Administers intramuscular medications.
Monitors client’s vital signs.
Coordinates providers’ orders and medication refills.
Maintains accurate and timely clinical records consistent with CCH standards.
Participates in team meetings, in-services, and supervisory sessions as required.
Must demonstrate competency in agency databases including HMIS and EHR.
Record all clinical services in a timely and complete fashion in the EHR
Maintain up to date records in EHR
Record telephone and other clinical communications as needed in the EHR
Manage tasks, PAQ, and scanning as needed to have a complete and current chart
Maintain accurate information regarding client’s insurance status and complete CCARs/DACODs and other clinical authorization documentation as needed
Utilize the EHR and any future upgrades as directed
Must be accessible by cell phone during business hours.
Maintains a work environment that is marked by respect for others; that values inclusiveness and builds workforce diversity, and that fosters cooperation and teamwork.
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Licensed as a BSN or RN in the State of Colorado.
Certification in Basic Life Support/CPR.
Internal Number: Req # 550
About Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
The Mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for families, children, and individuals who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness throughout Colorado. CCH advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves.
Since its founding more than 30 years ago, the organization has earned state and national recognition for its integrated healthcare, housing, and service programs. The Coalition’s comprehensive approach addresses the causes of homelessness, as well as the consequences, offering critical assistance to over 20,000 individuals and families each year.