Registered Nurse (New York, NY)

Care for the Homeless | New York, NY

Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse

Department: Clinic

Reports To: Clinic Administrator

FLSA Status: Exempt

Revised: Oct 2017

Care for the Homeless (CFH) is a growing not-for-profit health care and social service agency that serves the homeless population of New York City.  CFH provides medical and behavioral health services at thirty shelters, soup kitchens, and drop-in centers throughout NYC, operates Susan’s Place, a homeless women’s residence as well as several Article 28 medical clinics located throughout the city.

This employee will work as part of the PCMH team with the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Work as a care manager in the disease management model addressing condition-specific patient education needs and all best practice supported clinical diagnostic interventions in conjunction with PCP
  • Provide clinical education and supervision for medical assistant staff
  • Work collaboratively with case management and health education to effectively coordinate care as directed by the primary care medical staff
  • Implement orders for specific interventions as indicated by the medical staff
  • Reach out and engage homeless people with respect to their health status, substance abuse and social service problems;
  • Assess the physical and psychosocial needs of the patient;
  • Take a complete history of individual and family members;
  • Make referrals to primary care provider for chronic or episodic care;
  • Administer immunizations, tuberculosis tests, monitor medication;
  • Advise and educate clients about their physical and mental health, self-care, prevention strategies, and use of medical resources;
  • Work in nontraditional environments, e.g., non-clinic settings.

ADHERENCE TO ORGANIZATIONAL POLICIES: This description is intended to describe essential job functions and essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time. The employee of a contracted team will read and understand the policies and procedures of Care for the Homeless and their parent organization and will adhere to the expectations of the funding source for the program in which they work.


  • New York State Registered Nurse License.
  • Commitment to poor and disadvantaged.
  • Flexible and able to work in nontraditional setting.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, and to use their hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts patients, stretches and has other physical exertion during patient visits and while moving equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee travels regularly by automobile, subway or bus and is exposed to changing weather conditions. The employee is required to travel to meetings with clients and/or other individuals and to outreach sites. The employee may have to travel and spend time over night in another locale.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

EEO Statement

Care for the Homeless provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Care for the Homeless complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Care for the Homeless expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Care for the Home less’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


Care for the Homeless advocates for policies to ameliorate, prevent and end homelessness. We occasionally circulate policy information to employees and require that staff review it. While we don’t require it, we encourage every employee to become involved in supporting and advocating for our agency’s policy agenda and related activities.

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