Nurse

  • 31 Mar 2019
  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Full-time
  • US-Based Positions

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Nurse who will join an interdisciplinary team that provides rehabilitation services to survivors of torture at our St. Paul Healing Center. The nurse will provide assessment, follow-up, referrals and education to clients, as well as coordination of care. The nurse works collaboratively on a healing team with psychotherapists, social workers and client services coordinators.

Organization:

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Atlanta and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.

Responsibilities:

  • Nursing Care – Meet with clients to provide assessment, follow-up, referrals and education on medication use, basic healthcare, symptom management and wellness topics. Provide education on navigating the US healthcare system and preventative health and wellness in individual and group sessions with clients. Provide medical care coordination. Accompany clients to referrals outside of CVT, when necessary.

 

  • Collaborative Nursing – Assist clients in obtaining laboratory and medical testing in the community. Partner with physicians in achieving identified medical goals. Prepare asylum documentation photos. Complete all required documentation of services.

 

  • Program Consultation and Clinical Coordination - Advise Clinic Manager on medical service needs of the Healing Center. Coordinate clinic schedules for alternative therapies, medicine and psychiatry. Maintain inventory of medications. Oversee maintenance of medical facilities and equipment needs.

 

  • Team Collaboration - Participate in clinical supervision, case consultations, administrative reviews and informal consultations in order to ensure high quality care to clients.

 

Qualifications:

Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • BS degree in nursing
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • 5 years of experience providing nursing services to diverse and/or vulnerable populations.

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Understanding of the medical needs of traumatized populations and the intersection between physical and mental health
  • Experience working with diverse immigrant communities
  • Previous experience supervising volunteers

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Skills in working as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of local health care and health insurance resources for low-income or marginalized populations; experience making assisted referrals (e.g., providing accompaniment, using a relational approach to help patients follow up on referrals over time, etc.)
  • Skills and experience in program development
  • Knowledge of immigration and asylum-seeking processes
  • Language skills, in addition to English, preferred
  • Skills and experience working with interpreters
  • Interest in or commitment to human rights
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel) and electronic health records
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines)

 

To Apply:  Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations by March 31, 2019 to http://cvt.simplicant.com/

 

CVT is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified applicants from a diverse array of backgrounds to apply. CVT hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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