LifeLong Medical Care

Registered Nurse - LGBTQ Center

Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
ID
2021-3500

Overview

LifeLong Medical Care has an exciting opportunity for a nurse to join our multi-disciplinary team providing STI and HIV testing and treatment at the Oakland LGBTQ Center's Glenn Burke Wellness Clinic. The ideal candidate must commit to providing high-quality sexual health care for LGBTQ+ patients, be dedicated to building a collaborative team model of care, and experience delivering sensitive services to adolescents and adults, including confidential HIV testing. Under the general supervision of the Associate Medical Director and Clinical Lead, the Team Nurse is responsible for sexual health history-taking, STI testing and treatment administration per protocol, initial assessments for pre-and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) for HIV prevention, and working to integrate whole-person care into our new team model. The nurse will participate in telephonic and in-person patient triage, education, and counseling, participating in the ongoing education of the care team and collaborating with medical providers to ensure optimal health of our patient populations. 

 

About us:

 

As a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 45 years of dedicated service to the community, LifeLong serves over 66,000 patients in the East Bay Area's socio-economically underserved regions. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at more than 15 primary care sites across Oakland, Berkeley, and West Contra Costa County. From opening a residential respite program for homeless persons discharged from hospital to offering free COVID testing to the community, we are innovative and responsive to our times' social and medical needs. We provide an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and with which our patients can identify. To this end, we seek candidates who reflect the diversity of the East Bay communities we serve.

 

LifeLong Medical Care is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

 

Benefits:

 

We offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan.

 

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

In accordance with LifeLong Medical Care's commitment to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we have adopted a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our patients and visitors; and the community at large from infectious diseases, that vaccinations may reduce. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Order of the California State Public Health Officer. Unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is approved, all employees must receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate team-based care by focusing on the intersection between medical and social needs of LGBTQ+ patients
  • Plays a role in the sexual health intake process, working closely with medical providers to ensure complete evaluation of patient needs.
  • Provides routine STI/HIV screening and treatment per protocol under the supervision and direction of the Site Clinical Lead
  • Completes STI/HIV testing and treatment for symptomatic patients, including obtaining multi-site gonorrhea and chlamydia specimens under the supervision and direction of the Site Clinical Lead.
  • Completes Confidential Morbidity Reports (CMR) and other STI reporting to the local Public Health Department
  • Completes initial assessments for pre-and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) for HIV prevention
  • Completes initial history and intake for patients with symptoms concerning acute HIV infection in close coordination with medical providers
  • Supports linkage to HIV primary care clinic services for PLWHA who are newly diagnosed or re-engaging in care with other providers and agencies.
  • Uses clinician-approved standing orders to order labs and screenings and to administer medications.
  • Coordinates care closely with other team members to identify patient self-care goals and ensure that medical and psychosocial needs are met.
  • Uses multiple EMR platforms to gather patient information; documents appropriately in the electronic medical record; maintain medical records.
  • Provides patient care in a manner that is both non-discriminatory and non-judgmental.
  • Communicates effectively with the patient, clinical staff, and the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center staff

Qualifications

  • Ability to effectively coordinate care with medical assistants and other support staff, encourage and nurture development and growth, to build a solid and productive team.
  • Commitment to providing health care services for LGBTQ+ populations with demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working with various people from low-income populations with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic and cultural origins
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.Ability to effectively present information to others, including other employees, community partners, and vendors.Ability to seek direction/approval on essential matters yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
  • Work in a team-oriented environment with many professionals with different work styles and support needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills
  • Conduct oneself in internal and external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident, and sensitive staff.

 

Job Requirements          

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Current and valid California Registered Nurse license and BLS
  • Interest in working with diverse LGBTQ+ patient populations in a community-based organization and sensitivity to their needs and health problems; commitment to a community health philosophy of prevention and whole-person care.
  • Electronic health records, Epic preferred.

 

Job Preferences

  • Two years of nursing experience
  • Minimum one year experience in community health as an RN
  • Advanced working knowledge of sexual health care, triage, and clinic flow
  • Demonstrated ability and sensitivity to provide services to persons who are experiencing disability, homelessness, active substance use, HIV infection, and or mental health disorders

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