Registered Nurse- St. Francis House

Registered Nurse- St. Francis House

02 Mar 2024
Massachusetts, Boston, 02108 Boston USA

Registered Nurse- St. Francis House

Who We Are:

Since 1985, BHCHP’s mission has been to ensure unconditionally equitable and dignified access to the highest quality health care for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in greater Boston. Over 10,000 homeless individuals are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 30 locations to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.

From our earliest days as a program, we have always sought to do work that is transformational: recognizing our shared humanity; centering dignity, compassion, mutual respect and supporting the right of every individual to access the highest levels of health care and every staff member to reach their fullest potential. We continue to be committed to building bridges and breaking down barriers, including systemic racism which harms us all. We provide community-based health care services that are compassionate, dignified, and culturally appropriate, incorporating social determinants of health, with the goal of breaking down the physical and systemic barriers that our patients face.

Bilingual, Bicultural, LGBTQIA identifying, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary:


We are looking for a registered nurse to provide nursing care for patients experiencing homelessness. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you will work to support our mission to ensure unconditionally equitable and dignified access to the highest quality health care for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community. You will be responsible for the provision of ambulatory clinical care to patients at varying stages of disease processes and provide patient education on subjects including medication management, chronic disease management and general health promotion.

Hours: Full Time, Monday – Friday 7:30am-4:00pm


Provide clinical nursing care to address health needs of the patients, conforming to established BHCHP policies and procedures, as well as Department of Public Health regulations. Provide all nursing related activities in association with primary care clinical operations at BHCHP primary clinic settings including nursing case management activities, immunizations, injectable medication administration, point of care testing, phlebotomy, and health screenings.

Provide triage and nursing assessment of walk-in and scheduled patients; collaboratively work as part of BHCHP clinical team to address ongoing and new health concerns from patients.

Accurately assess and document ongoing clinical nursing care in a timely fashion, reporting to appropriate personnel as indicated (i.e., on –call Provider, Nurse Manager, Site Manager, etc.)

Responsible for ensuring that the clinic is fully equipped and operational daily.

Assist patients with management of medications and understanding of disease processes; respond to medical emergencies within the shelter and activate emergency medical services when indicated.

Practice trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, and harm reduction principles in clinical care; support ongoing quality improvement efforts for the clinic site and program.

Maintain a professional approach with confidentiality and maintain the standards of accurate and complete recording and reporting; ensuring that the clinical record for each patient is current and accurate.

Communicate with clinic team members to support ongoing collaborative clinical care for patients.


Strong medical assessment skills; experience in public health, primary and preventive nursing/medicine.

Understanding of substance use, trauma, and behavioral health issues.

Licensed as an RN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Experience with underserved population preferred; previous community health center or primary care experience.

2 years RN experience preferred. VNA experience is also a plus; Experience with EPIC EMR strongly preferred.

Experience with or interest in phlebotomy strongly preferred.

Bilingual Spanish English candidates encouraged to apply.



BHCHP full time employees are eligible for our competitive time off policy of 4 weeks’ vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, 403B retirement savings plan and employer retirement contribution, and pre-tax MBTA pass program with 40% discount. In addition, eligible employees will receive yearly increases, additional compensation of seven thousand five hundred dollars added to your base hiring rate for demonstrated bilingual proficiency and the opportunity to work with local hospitals and community health centers.

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