Community Health Service Inc. (CHSI): has been in operation since 1973 as a private nonprofit corporation serving the needs of farm workers and their family members throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.
Now hiring at Community Health Service Inc. (CHSI) for the following positions:
BILINGUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Provide services to victim of domestic/sexual violence. This may include advocacy through the medical, legal, social services systems, CHSI Battered Women’s/Sexual Assault Intervention Program. Coordinate office activities for the Crookston office, which includes the counties of Polk, Norman, and Pennington.
- Assist the client with advocacy, support, and information.
- Respond to crisis situations and arrange emergency services, i.e., safe housing, transportation, medical accompaniment and translation.
- Contact agencies for the victim and accompany client to appointments if needed.
- Assist victims with Orders of Protection and Harassment Orders and accompany to court hearings.
- Provide necessary referrals for victims, i.e., attorneys, mental health, law enforcement, etc.
- Assist with speaking engagements, network with other agencies and individuals topromote CHSI programs (Sexual Assault, Battered Women/Children’s Program,
- Attend workshops and staff meetings.
- Coordinate general office duties, answer phones, greet visitors when they arrive, and general supplies for the site.
- Perform duties essential to the position and programs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Initial by duties you are able to perform)
In an eight hour workday, the employee must be able to: bend and crouch occasionally,
sit continuously and stand or walk frequently.
Employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
Employee must be able to use hands/arms, feet/legs for repetitive fine to large motor skill movements.
- High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent preferred/some college or technical training.
- Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish and English.
- Willingness to travel and access to transportation required
- Ability to work in a team environment and also work independently and work flexible hours.
- Sensitivity to and knowledge of issues facing victims of sexual and domestic violence and wide range of ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
- Knowledge of community and area resources.
- Knowledge and experience in general office procedures including filing, computer skills, and strong verbal and written skills.
Reports to the Site Intervention Coordinator/Supervisor
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
- Implement and maintain Health Center activities.
- Institute health education, outreach, follow-up health services for patients.=
- Complete referral for specialized medical and/or dental follow-up services for patients as they leave the area.
- Act as liaison between patients and health provider community to ensure quality and quantity of services are adequate, as well as establish an awareness of medical and dental needs and problems of underserved populations.
- Maintain problem-oriented medical records of the patients and their families as required by the program.
- Communicate with the provider regarding patient’s needs, the nursing assessments, and recommendations on a daily basis and as needed.
- Collaborate with other nurses and health team members to ensure the patient’s well being.
- Perform duties essential to the position and program.
In an eight hour workday, the employee must be able to:
- Bend and crouch occasionally
- Sit continuously and stand or walk frequently.
- Employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
- Employee must be able to use hands/arms, feet/legs for repetitive fine to large motor skill movements.
- Must have current license as a Registered Nurse.
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
- Good health and ability to adapt to flexible schedule, including infrequent evening hours.
- Own means of transportation and ability to travel as required by the job.
Experience with Centricity or other EMRs (Electronic Medical Records).
- Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in nursing.
- Public health Nurse certified desirable.
- Knowledge and understanding of socio-economic and health problems of underserved populations is advantageous.
- Cooperation— Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
- Attention to Detail— Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
- Integrity— Job requires being honest and ethical.
- Dependability— Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Self-Control— Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Reports to Health Center Supervisor.
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All positions require potential employees to have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance.
Full-time employees have access to the following benefits:
- Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
- 401k up to 4% match
- HSA – Health Savings Account
- Life Insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Flex Plan
- Supplemental Voluntary Benefits – AFLAC/Family Heritage
- 8.5 paid Holidays
- Paid Time Off – starting at 14 days per year.
- 4 personal days per year
EEO/AA Veteran Friendly Employer
Applicants for clinical vacancies may be eligible for loan reimbursement of up to $145,000 through the National Health Service Corps! Visit www.nhsc.hrsa.gov for more information.
CHSI facilities are deemed under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).