Located in Germantown, Womanspace Philadelphia (a program of Resources or Human Development) is a 10-bed residential facility providing substance use treatment to women with a history of chronic homelessness. WSP provides evidenced-based treatment from a Recovery Model perspective. We value individualized and holistic care and strive to provide a restorative experience for all women who come through our doors. The program is currently seeking Registered Nurses to work with women who have substance use treatment needs along with overlapping medical, familial and mental health needs. This position will allow the unique opportunity to work with women during the entire process from assessment through withdrawal management, treatment, and transition to stable housing and would be perfect for candidates passionate about nursing in a community setting (outside of a hospital), building relationships, ddressing homelessness, and harm reduction.
Appropriate candidates will be compassionate, caring and enthusiastic about our mission, and will possess the desire to interact with individuals creatively through modeling, teaching, assisting, and listening. Willilngness to support the development of this pilot project is needed and ability to support the trauma informed culture and interact with everyone in a respectful and gentle way is a must. Additionally, willingness to work with individuals on medication assisted treatment and support women in all stages of recovery is required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Starting rate is $36-$38 per hour
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, and veteran or disability status.
The registered nurse reports to the nurse manager and will provide primary medical care to individuals needing detoxification services. The nurse will also provide daily medication monitoring and medical services to all residents in the program in addition to individual consultation and programming to support the resident’s overall wellness. Nursing staff will build relationships with the program’s contracted pharmacy and outside medical providers and assist the women with connecting to primary care providers and other needed medical services and medication assisted treatment in the community. Additional duties include supervising client submission of urine for analysis, facilitating educational groups, individual dialogue and intervention about health issues, and participating in weekly clinical rounds and case consultations. The nurse will be responsible for making independent decisions and problem solving medical challenges with limited direction from others during their shift.
3 years experience in a drug and alcohol detoxification setting or with individuals on MAT preferred. Preference given to individuals with experience as a community nurse outside of a hospital setting.
Womanspace Philadelphia is a 10-bed residential treatment facility offering a spectrum of services from withdrawal management through connection to housing for women experiencing chronic homeless and substance use.
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.