Salary $70,965.06 - $114,204.97 AnnuallyLocation Hennepin CountyJob TypeFull-timeDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPHA68KC024
Closing3/10/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionWe're hiring a Staff Nurse for the Hennepin County Public Health Clinic. The Hennepin County Public Health Clinic is increasing service delivery to provide Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) to individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). This position will focus on patient intake, health education and harm reduction support in a team-based model while also providing direct nursing care and partnering with other clinical services within the Public Health Clinic, including syringe services, HIV prevention services, HIV care linkage, and Red Door sexual health services.The Public Health Clinic is a respected leader in providing comprehensive testing & treatment for tuberculosis, refugee health exams, and sexual health services through the Red Door Clinic, Minnesota’s largest HIV and sexually transmitted infection clinic. The Public Health Clinic aims to reduce health disparities, increase access, and promote health across communities with specialized services that value evidence-based, client-centered care to create empowered and healthy communities. Candidates who are interested in the National Health Service Corps should know that thjis area is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). Health care providers that help underserved communities are eligible for scholarship and loan repayment programs. Learn more about the NHSC Loan Repayment Program.Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work!Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visitemployee referral program. Location and hours:This position is in-person at the Public Health Clinic, located at 525 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Currently, working hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position will require working one evening shift when the clinic resumes evening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays until 7:30 p.m. No weekend, overnight or holiday shifts are required. About the position type:This is a full-time, benefit earning position.This position is internally classified as a Nurse, Staff.Click here to view the job classification specification.This position is subject to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination. As such, it requires the job offer to be conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law. In this position, you will:
Implement program to begin Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT) at the Public Health Clinic, in collaboration with clinic staff.
Facilitate program intake, triage, assessment, patient education, health screening, and care coordination.
Deliver direct nursing care, including administering medications and immunizations, wound care, point of care lab testing, and phlebotomy.
Document data, plans, clinical actions, client progress, response to care and other relevant patient information in Epic and in compliance with clinic policies and rules of confidentiality.
Communicate and coordinate with members of the care delivery team, clients, families, and other outside resources to ensure delivery of care and successful care transitions.
Coordinate care with pharmacies, insurance companies, mental health care providers, and social support services as needed.
Provide coverage in the Red Door Clinic for coverage coordination.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with community service providers familiar with the needs of individuals living with opioid use disorder.
Need to have:
Bachelor's degree or higher from an approved school of nursing
Licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the state of Minnesota.
Nice to have:
Working two or more years in professional nursing.
Working with unsheltered homeless populations, LGBTQIA+ individuals, or people with opioid use disorder
Providing addiction medicine, specifically with buprenorphine.
Working with medically underserved populations and diverse populations that may present with social vulnerabilities.
Utilizing an electronic medical record system
Delivering services to patients within a harm reduction model
Equitable and culturally appropriate care for a wide range of diverse populations, including communities of color, LGBTQIA+ communities, non-English speaking populations, people with substance use disorders, and behavioral health challenges.
HIV/STD prevention and harm reduction techniques/practices.
Work independently and make professional nursing judgments and decisions when interacting with patients
Develop rapport with a diverse client population and act as an advocate for patients. Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally appropriate services.
Remain non-judgmental in working with patients from all sectors of the community.
About the department:Hennepin County Public Health’s vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity. Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases. About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge - select Guest.Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.Your future. Made here.This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data.Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.