The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (the Council)
is the premier national organization working at the nexus of
homelessness and health care. Since 1986, we have brought
together thousands of health care
professionals, medical respite
care providers, people
with lived experience of
homelessness, and advocates. Our
200+ Organizational Members include Health Care
for the Homeless health centers, respite
programs, and housing and social service organizations across the
Grounded in human rights and social justice the Council’s
mission is to build an equitable, high-quality health care system
through training, research, and advocacy in the movement to end
homelessness. As an organization, we believe an inclusive and open
environment fosters creativity, contributes to the quality of our
work, and provides growth opportunities for our employees.
Additional information is available at www.nhchc.org.
The Council is seeking a qualified clinical leader to provide
training and technical assistance to health centers serving people
experiencing homelessness. This position can be worked remote
and/or in-person at our Nashville office.
CLINICAL AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
- In collaboration with the Council’s teams, networks (HCH
Clinicians’ Network, Respite Care Providers Network, National
Consumer Advisory Board) and committees (Research Committee,
Administrators Committee, Policy Committee), identify emerging
topics in primary care that impact people experiencing homelessness
and serve as a resource and provide training and technical
assistance on clinical quality issues and services.
- In consultation and collaboration with the Director of Clinical
and Quality Improvement assist in implementing the Council’s
strategic priorities of expanding policy, advocacy, and medical
- In coordination with the Clinical and Quality Improvement
Manager prepare and provide recommendations on emerging health
issues that are distributed to HCH health centers via adapted
clinical guidelines, policy analysis/issue briefs, listserv,
newsletters, webinars, workshops, etc.
- Develop curricula and educational materials to fill the gaps
and address the health care needs of homeless populations.
- Perform literature reviews and revise articles and information
on health care issues affecting people experiencing homelessness
and other underserved populations.
- Collate and review existing materials and resources for
training and technical assistance, and develop new publications
designed for and with input from health center audiences. This may
include briefs, infographics, case studies, and other training
- Monitor HCH health centers clinical performance measures and
assess methods to improve both administratively and clinical.
- Responsible for recommendations and continuous review of
clinical quality indicators for HCH health centers while
maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and clinical
- Assist HCH health centers to create benchmarks for key
- Provide training and technical assistance to health centers,
Primary Care Associations (PCAs), Health Center Controlled Networks
(HCCNs), community-based organizations, public health departments,
and at Council training events.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Resources for Continuing Education Hours and Professional
GENERAL AGENCY DUTIES (5%)
- Foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation among
all Council teams
- Attend staff meetings, and staff retreats
- Participate in agency functional teams and ad-hoc
- Represent the Council in meetings and conferences, as
- Provide some supervisory oversight of staff and/or
Experience working within a community health center setting or
directly with community health centers strongly preferred
Motivated, resourceful, and flexible individual with the
ability to multitask. Fast learner, comfortable working
individually and as a team member, in a fast-paced and changing
Possess the ability to assess, prioritize, and manage a varied
and demanding workload under pressure and with tight deadlines,
while maintaining a high bar for quality.
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Possess excellent task management and organizational
Possess excellent creative problem solving and leadership
Experience with online conferencing forum moderation and
Proficiency with MS Office.
- Candidates considered:
- Applicants with a Master of Science degree in Nursing from a
program accredited by the American Nurses Association or the
American Association of Nurse Practitioners., An unrestricted state
license to practice as an advance practice nurse practitioner,
- Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in nursing including
nurse educator, clinical nurse leader, or master’s in public health
with at least five years of experience.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret medical literature,
scientific journals, weekly reports, and public health
- Ability to write reports, newsletters, and bulletins. Capacity
to effectively present information and respond to questions from
health care providers, clients, organizational representatives
including health payers, hospitals, and the general public.
- Proven clinical competence in the provision of primary care,
psychiatric health care, and substance use treatment in a community
- Demonstrated experience, competence, and sensitivity in working
with people experiencing homelessness.
- Supervisory experience a plus.
- Very good knowledge of Spanish is an asset.
The Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides
opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, ethnicity,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability,
or veteran status.
Please send a cover letter detailing your interest,
qualifications, and salary requirements with your resume to the
following e-mail address: email@example.com, Subject Line:
Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
Interviews will be granted according to the qualifications of the