UUH OUTREACH a service to the Northwest community UUH Outreach 22 W. Rittenhouse Street, 1st Fl.,   Philadelphia, PA 19144-2750 Phone: 215-843-5881    Fax: 215-843-6213    Email:  outreach@uuhouse.org UUH Outreach Program Outreach Community Nurse www.uuhoutreach.org 40 hours/week; weekday position ORGANIZATION Unitarian Universalist House Outreach Program (UUH Outreach) is a non-denominational, community-based program for older adults living independently in Northwest Philadelphia. Confidential services are provided at no cost by UUH Outreach’s small, multi-disciplinary (nurse/social work) team. Program staff partner with a diverse population of adults aged 60+ to support them in their efforts to age safely, with dignity, in their own homes and communities. UUH Outreach values the many strengths of the clients they serve, and recognizes their right to self-determination when accessing assistance. PURPOSE As part of the Outreach team, the Community Nurse is responsible for completing in-home assessments of older adult residents of the Northwest Philadelphia Outreach catchment area, devising and implementing patient education efforts, linking older adults and their caregivers to service agencies or programs, assisting in community health promotion events, performing regular blood pressure screenings in the community, measuring outcomes of interventions, and furthering the development of the Outreach Program. The nurse will work with local congregations, aging-service agencies, healthcare providers, and other community organizations to identify older adults with non-skilled needs who may benefit from periodic assessment, monitoring, and/or information and referral. The ideal candidate is flexible, a strong communicator and collaborator, and a good listener. This person is also able to develop trusting relationships with colleagues and clients, and views healthcare through a broad lens, with an interest in understanding the impact of environment on health, and in helping clients navigate a healthcare environment that often presents obstacles to accessing care. *Please note that this position may be hybrid at this time, with both remote and in-person opportunities, guided by CDC recommendations and other information to ensure safe operations and limited risk of COVID-19 transmission for our team members and clients. The person in this position is expected to comply with all organizational policies and procedures, including existing and evolving guidelines for office and community/home safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This role includes: Conducting psychosocial assessments and general visits in client’s homes, the Outreach office, or via phone/Zoom, depending on COVID-19 conditions, as determined by Executive Director Serving as the first point of contact for referrals to the agency Scheduling and coordinating initial assessments for the nurse and social work team Developing and providing individual and group health/wellness education for clients and caregivers Performing blood pressure screenings in homes and group settings Learning about the full scope of client resources, programs, and services Advocating for clients and helping them access the services for which they are eligible Collaborating with healthcare providers and other agencies to maximize client services and support Serving as agency coordinator for pet therapy partnership when applicable Delivering food, supplies, and medical equipment as needed Creating and updating the case record in electronic database on a timely basis Contributing to development of Outreach programs Participating in agency initiatives, meetings, and trainings Preparing statistics as directed; reporting on activity outcomes to staff and Board Working with student interns from various disciplines The opportunity to develop programming/services reflective of older adults’ strengths, interests, and challenges Performing other duties as assigned REQUIREMENTS Graduate of an approved school of nursing Current professional registered nurse license in the Commonwealth of PA Proof of COVID-19 vaccination Knowledge of community health nursing and health promotion and/or interest/willingness to learn Minimum five years’ experience working with older adults Interest in working with a diverse population of older adults; experience preferred Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs; willingness to learn Apricot database system Capacity to participate in Zoom and other types or remote, screen-based meetings Valid driver’s license; ability and willingness to drive throughout Northwest Philadelphia; daily access to a reliable vehicle; safe driving record Ability to travel independently to perform home visits Ability to hear and see or to use prosthetics that enable these senses to function adequately to assure that position requirements are fully met Able to traverse buildings and climb and descend stairs. REMOTE WORK REQUIREMENTS Dedicated work area that is separated from other living areas and allows for confidential communication Ability to keep confidential agency and client information secure Access to a high-speed internet connection; ability to use a work-issued laptop or other device COMPETENCIES Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences; a proactive and clear communicator Ability to collaborate on a regular basis with a multi-disciplinary team Ability to establish good working relationships with other professionals and community agencies Ability to learn new technology Ability to maintain confidentiality A positive, friendly, and professional demeanor Ability to exercise independent judgment and common sense Ability to multi-task and manage competing demands in an organized manner Ability to take on specialized tasks and manage them within the framework of his/her workload UUH Outreach is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to employment@uuhouse.org, and indicate “Outreach Community Nurse” in the subject line.