DC Service Corps – Christ House Nurse

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Start: Aug 20, 2024 / End: Not Applicable / Location: Mid-Atlantic
Program: Meghan Meros

Position Overview:

The Christ House Nurse position offers an incredible opportunity to work alongside a dedicated
clinical staff who provides holistic services and promotes healing for Christ House patients. Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Nurse provides holistic nursing support, patient care, and medication management.

As a member of Franciscan Mission Services’ DC Service Corps (DCSC) Program, sponsored by Franciscan Mission Service, you’ll have the opportunity walk in the steps of St. Francis and St. Clare by living in an intentional community in Washington, DC. Benefits include

  • A fully-furnished bedroom, $350 monthly stipend and health insurance
  • An in-depth orientation and two retreats throughout the term of service
  • Spiritual direction and opportunities to deepen one’s faith
  • Servant-leadership training, professional development, and mentoring

Position Responsibilities/Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. New grads encouraged to apply!
  • In collaboration with clinical and support staff, help manage medical issues and coordinate
    with the care team to address the multiple issues that contribute to homelessness.
  • Administer medications as ordered by providers and document appropriately in MAR.
  • Transcribe new orders in patient charts and integrate them into patient care plan.
  • Work with clinical unit staff, including Respite Care Assistants, Providers, and Unit Clerk to
    effectively deliver high-quality care to patients.
  • Teach and encourage patients’ self-care practices regarding care of their illnesses,
    management of their medications, and activities of daily living.
  • Perform primary nursing procedures to include wound care, glucometer testing, insulin
    administration, vital signs interpretation.
  • Perform quality control checks of glucometers and other equipment.
  • Admit new patients to the respite unit and conduct discharges.
  • Prepare patient referrals to hospitals and clinics, and process information received on
    referrals.
  • Communicate pertinent information to the Provider-on-call, Provider, and Clinical Director as appropriate.
  • Assure an accurate change of shift report is provided.
  • Chart appropriate information in progress notes on a regular basis.

About Christ House:

Christ House is a short-term medical respite facility in Washington, DC that was founded in 1985. “The mission of Christ House is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for people experiencing homelessness with acute medical needs in the DC and to offer assistance in addressing critical issues to help break the cycle of homelessness.”

Learn about the incredible hospitality, care and community Christ House offers its patients at: www.christhouse.org

Application Details:

  • Submit an application by visiting the following webpage:
    https://franciscanmissionservice.org/programs/dc-service-corps/#application or
    by emailing info@franciscanmissionservice.org for more information
  • Young adults who are open to the Catholic faith and have a heart for service are encouraged to apply, even if they may not meet every qualification listed above
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis. DCSC Program Year: Late-August to July 31