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Program Timing: As Soon As Possible / Location: Washington, DC
Program: Christ House

Nurse (Full-Time)

Christ House, a 24-hour short-term medical respite facility for men who are experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse (RN). For over 35 years, Christ House has provided comprehensive inpatient care to patients coming from area hospitals, shelters, clinics, and medical outreach initiatives. Patients have a variety of chronic and acute illnesses and injuries including diabetes, hypertension, stroke, amputation, HIV/AIDS, liver disease, cancer, major lacerations, fractures, and skin ulcerations. This position offers an incredible opportunity to work alongside a dedicated clinical staff who provides holistic services and promotes healing for our patients. Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Nurse provides holistic nursing support, patient care, and medication management.


  • Rotating shifts weekdays and alternating weekends (7:00am-3:30pm, 11:00am-7:30pm, 7:00am-7:30pm). Occasional night shift availability required. Full-time position is 40 hours/week.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Licensed in DC as an RN.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • 2 years’ experience in acute care setting preferred.

Salary Range:

$68,000 – $73,000 DOE (added 1/12/24)


Benefits include low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance, employer paid short and long term disability, commuter benefits, life insurance, 403b with employer contribution, FSA, vacation and sick leave.

How To Apply:

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Your subject line should include Nurse.

Bilingual, Bicultural, LGBTAIQ identifying, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply. Christ House provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.