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Registered Nurse; HIV Care Coordination; Linkage to Care

12201 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA Req #1220
Monday, July 1, 2024

Hiring Incentive $1,200


Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Integrated Harm Reduction and Linkage to Care Services, the registered nurse has the responsibility of providing care coordination and direct health care to patients seeking HIV prevention, including HIV Postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) and HIV Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV testing, Hepatitis C testing, and STI screening. The RN will also provide direct care from a harm reduction lens for clients including hepatitis prevention and treatment, naloxone education and distribution, safer use for people using drugs, wound care, HIV prevention and linkage to care.


This position will also facilitate client-led linkage internally within the Centers and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team including Primary Care, Pharmacy, Substance Use Disorder (SUD), Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT)/Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD), and Psychiatry/Behavioral Health services.



Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides direct care to patients, including triage, care coordination and assessments in accordance with Ohio’s Nurse Practice Act. 
  • Identifies or targets high-risk patients within the practice that could benefit from care management support.  Performs outreach to the identified clients to offer care management support.
  • Utilizes the nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications in compliance with the practitioner(s) orders, standards of care, and applicable policy.
  • Provides education to patients, families, and other community members regarding HIV Prevention, Narcan, and harm reduction services.
  • Provides and assists patients and their families in problem solving potential issues related to health care, financial, or social barriers (e.g., request for interpreters as appropriate, transportation services or prescription assistance).  Uses a step-by-step process when teaching skills.  Uses positive reinforcement and encouragement.  Uses a flexible approach with a diverse population.
  • Provides mobile HIV prevention, harm reduction, and Narcan services to patients and their families as needed.
  • Sets standards/templates for documentation for all care coordination and direct healthcare services. Completes required interagency and other necessary paperwork.  Monitors confidentiality in accordance with health center policy and legal requirements.  Follows required office procedures in a cooperative manner.  Initiates and processes incident reports as per organizational guidelines.  Adheres to Infection Control protocols.
  • Participates in the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAI) process.
  • Promotes effective coordination, communication, and teamwork between departments and among medical staff.  Communicates with appropriate health care providers and social service agencies in accordance with policy.
  • Attends departmental and The Centers’ All-Staff meetings.
  • Contributes to departmental and organizational decision making through active participation in the process.
  • Works effectively and positively with co-workers and volunteers. 


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree.
  • An unencumbered license as an RN in the state of Ohio
  • Prefer a board licensed and certified RN from an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • One or more years of clinical work experience in HIV services or AOD services.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds


Job Skills 

  • Possesses exceptional communication abilities, both verbally and in writing, capable of articulating complex concepts clearly and persuasively across various platforms and to diverse audiences.
  • Exceptional skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Positive, caring, and customer-service-oriented attitude


This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Circle Health Services Since no position description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder's responsibility.



This position does not supervise any position.


About The Centers  

The Centers fights for equity by healing, teaching, and inspiring individuals and families to reach their full potential. We provide health, family, and workforce services at 11 locations throughout Greater Cleveland, creating life-changing solutions for people to lead healthier and more successful lives. We provide high-quality healthcare to everyone who comes through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay. Our health care services include mental and physical health care, primary care, dental, behavioral health urgent care, pharmacy services, addiction and substance use treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention and support services, along with trauma recovery service. 

We strive to be an equitable, anti-racist, and service-oriented workplace that pioneers and co-creates solutions while fostering an inclusive community where our team members thrive.


Wellbeing and Benefits  

Providing quality benefits to our staff is important to us. Just as important is our staff’s well-being. That’s why we offer a number of choices to meet the different needs of our staff.  

  • Choice of medical and dental plans 
  • Health Savings Account 
  • Flexible Spending Account for Health and Dependent Care 
  • Vision 
  • Support for continuing education and credential renewal 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Retirement Savings (401k) with a company contribution 
  • Mental Health Support  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Calm Subscription 
  • Short and Longterm Disability 

The Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Other details

  • Job Family Health Care
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $32.34
  • Max Hiring Rate $36.04
Location on Google Maps
  • 12201 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA