The Health Ministries Outreach Nurse is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of health ministry programs for various parishes of different faith traditions throughout the Orange County region. Performs or provides support with administrative duties and maintaining regulatory compliance standards. Will interact with people of many faith traditions.
Will serve primarily as a Faith Community Nurse (FCN) providing spiritually-based care to a congregation; promoting FCN & Health Ministries through outreach; and as needed, provide administrative and program development support.
Faith Community Nurse specific functions
Serve as a Faith Community Nurse within faith-based congregation(s) as assigned.
Work within the congregation environment to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate faith-based Health Ministry programs serving congregants with special needs, supporting low-income, aging populations among urban churches or other faith traditions.
Provide spiritual care to individuals, groups within the context of Faith Community Nursing preventive health and wellness interventions.
Collaborates with clergy, physicians and other health and social service providers in meeting the parishioner’s needs; works with individuals at risk of hospital readmission; may make home and/or hospital visitations; coordinate case management as needed.
Responsible for maintaining accurate client services documentation; provide reports as requested by Hoag Health Ministries and/or Faith organization.
Health Ministries Outreach RN specific functions
Assists the Program Manager with representation and recruitment of faith-based Health Ministry programs throughout the community
Responsible for utilizing population health concepts by providing services identified as a need by the congregation, which could include coordinating health education and screenings; providing health counseling, advocacy and education; serving as a community and Hoag resources liaison; developing support groups; training health minister volunteers; promoting Center for Healthy Living services, and/or mentoring nursing students.
Participate in Flu Vaccination clinics, Center for Healthy Living events and/or other Hoag community outreach-based health education and/or screening events as assigned. Represent Hoag’s Department of Community Health at community events.
May be assigned to one or more faith organizations; not necessarily of your faith tradition.
May require some weekend and evening work especially during Fall Flu Clinic season.
Attend regularly scheduled Hoag Health Ministry meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience
Required: Minimum of 2 years’ experience in nursing. Must complete the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing within 1 year of hire.
Preferred: BSN orMaster’s level education and community/public health experience; 1 year experience as a Faith Community Nurse.
Skills or Other Qualifications
Required: Strong diplomacy skills to work with a variety of congregational/faith cultures, ages and socio-economic backgrounds; flexibility, patience, respect and innovation to work with varied groups. A personal faith experience to understand and speak about spirituality; respecting others’ beliefs and opinions of spirituality. Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with faith communities, administration and community agencies. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point. Detail oriented. Bilingual Spanish, Vietnamese or other language required for certain Faith Community RN assignments.
Preferred: Strong clinical & pharmaceutical assessment, and problem-solving skills.
License and Certification
Required: RNcurrently licensed in the State of California. Current CA Driver’s license; Current CPR certification.
Preferred: Current First Aid
Internal Number: 49153
About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
For 65 years, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has delivered a level of personalized care that is unsurpassed among Orange County’s health care providers. Since 1952, Hoag has served the local communities and continues its mission to provide the highest quality health care services through the core strategies of quality and service, people, physician partnerships, strategic growth, financial stewardship community benefit and philanthropy.
Hoag is a nonprofit regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, consisting of two acute-care hospitals, 11 urgent care centers, eight health centers and a network of more than 1,500 physicians, 5,500 employees and 2,000 volunteers. More than 30,000 inpatients and 425,000 outpatients choose Hoag each year.