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Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Living In Freedom Together, Inc. (LIFT)
Location
Worcester, Massachusetts
Salary
$120,000- $130,000
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Focus Areas
Healthcare, Housing / Shelter, Human Services
Job Function
Health / Medical
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Masters
Experience Level
Professional
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About Our Organization

Living in Freedom Together, Inc. (LIFT) is a Survivor-led, nonprofit organization where Survivors of systems of prostitution and allies collaborate to support victims and Survivors of the sex trade - populations routinely marginalized by society. LIFT’s mission is to end systems of prostitution through the implementation of the Equality Model. LIFT provides and develops Survivor-led-and-informed comprehensive, wraparound services, including exit services for Survivors of the sex trade, and addressing on ramps to systems of prostitution. LIFT advocates for social change and justice for Survivors, leads legislative initiatives at national, state, and local levels, trains and provides consulting services for community-based partners including medical providers, social services agencies, and law enforcement, and develops and delivers education and outreach services for community members and academic institutions.

LIFT instituted a 4-day work week based on extensive research on redefining "full-time" work and in the interest of a better and more meaningful work/life balance for our employees.

The Nurse Practitioner will join a dynamic and growing team of Survivor and ally colleagues, supporting Survivors of systems of prostitution at LIFT’s Jana’s Place (JP) and HARBOR locations, during Street Outreach services, and those who are enrolled in LIFT’s low-threshold housing.

The Nurse Practitioner will:

  1. Provide general PCP/ gynecological care and prescribe medications/MAT to residents of Jana’s Place, a first-of-its kind,16-bed residential program for Survivors of systems of prostitution with SUD and co-occurring MHD. Jana’s Place works to change the traditional model of recovery to meet the unique needs of women with histories of exploitation in the sex trade, implements a multifaceted treatment model, focuses on supporting women in building their own paths to recovery and is committed to creating a culture that promotes social change, reduces inequality for survivors and people in recovery, and embraces autonomy of patients in their own treatment. 
  2. Provide general PCP/gynecological care and MAT at HARBOR, LIFT's programmatic flagship location which includes LIFT’s 16-bed, 0-barrier access, emergency shelter, and 24/7 Drop-In Center. HARBOR (Healthcare, Advocacy, Room, Board, Outreach, and Re-Housing) provides a safe place for women experiencing homelessness, commercial sexual exploitation, substance/opioid use disorder, and or mental health disorders. HARBOR provides a coordinated and collaborative approach towards delivery of services and resources to our community’s most vulnerable members. HARBOR offers intensive case management, peer mentorship, access to healthcare and treatment programs, advocacy in the court system, DCF matters, and the healthcare system, access to stabilization resources (SNAP, SSI, etc.), and rapid re-housing support.
  3. Offer access to trauma-informed, medical care through LIFT's groundbreaking Street Outreach Mobile Unit for Survivors. The Street Outreach Unit works to reduce barriers to access, build rapport and connect with Survivors to provide and/or triage on-the-spot support and/or referrals to LIFT and/or additional resources by meeting Survivors where they are. During Street Outreach, the Nurse Practitioner will help to provide needed medical care and services.
  4. Provide general PCP/gynecological care and MAT to participants living in low-threshold housing. As a part of LIFT’s housing continuum, HAUS (Housing and Unconditional Support), the Nurse Practitioner will provide onsite medical consultations and care for participants enrolled in LIFT’s housing-first stabilization program, which focuses on rapid rehousing and individualized survivor-led case management, with the goal of building connection to community, recovery, stabilization, and permanent housing.  

As a Nurse Practitioner at LIFT, you'll provide specialized care for over 100 Survivors of the sex trade each year.

Nurse Practitioner - Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Delivering direct patient care to residents as assigned, using established procedures Provide general PCP/ gynecological care Provide medication prescriptions and refills for program participants Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records on medical information, vital signs, or changes in resident’s conditions Monitor residents' medication usage and results Document residents' medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes Evaluate residents' behavior to formulate diagnoses or assess treatments Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans Provide personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to patients Assist with or instituting emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment. Create and facilitate weekly groups focused on healthcare and selfcare education for participants. Other duties as assigned

Nurse Practitioner - Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • APRN - licensed in MA for at least 2 years.
  • Must have, or be eligible for, Buprenorphine Waiver
  • Knowledge of healthcare regulations and preventative measures (HIPAA confidentiality, infection spread, etc.)
  • Exemplary customer service experience including client relationships and job knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to critically think.
  • Knowledge of quality control
  • Ability to exercise manual dexterity, control precision and arm-hand steadiness.
  • Ability to be empathetic with patients.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Current BLS certification

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