Philadelphia Fight
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Jonathan Lax Treatment Center

Care Coordination Nurse

Job Description

Hours: Mon Fri 9am-5pm

Department: Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers

Home base: Jonathan Lax Treatment Center

Supervisor(s): Nurse Manager

Full-Time, 40 hours per week; Exempt


Philadelphia FIGHT is an AIDS Service Organization that recently became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). We have been providing primary care for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at very high risk since 1990. Our program is a team-centered, multi-disciplinary approach that in addition to clinical care, offers access to behavioral health and substance abuse services, a wide range of educational programs, HIV counseling and testing, and youth programs. The Jonathan Lax Treatment Center, our first Health Center, provides culturally competent, non-judgmental, high quality health care to patients living with HIV.  In addition to health care, the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center connects patients with social services, resources, and insurance benefits. 


The ideal candidate will take a trauma-informed and harm-reduction approach to health care.

Job Responsibilities

  Clinical Responsibilities (0.75 FTE)

  1. Triage sick/emergency walk-ins.
  2. Triage sick calls.
  3. Communicate normal and abnormal labs to patients and recommend follow up based on medical provider recommendation.
  4. Assist with one-on-one management and teaching of complicated patients with multiple diagnoses, complicated medical regimens, and/or complex social needs.
  5. Identify and advocate for patients needing urgent or ongoing behavioral health services and/or substance abuse treatment via collaboration with the primary provider and/or onsite Behavioral Health Consultant.
  6. Administer therapeutic injections and vaccinations and perform phlebotomy when needed.
  7. Perform clinical tasks: i.e. EKG, oxygen setup, blood glucose monitoring, urine dipsticks and pregnancy testing as backup to clinical medical assistant.
  8. Perform CLIA related tasks such as running of controls as back up to nurse manager.
  9. Coordinate ordering of clinical supplies, including monitoring for expiration of supplies and maintenance of clinic medical equipment (e.g., medical supplies and prescriptions).
  10. Work as a team with medical receptionists, health information specialists, medical assistants, benefits coordinators, and behavioral health consultants.
  11. Complete all charting and documentation as needed and required by contracted funding sources, including assessments, progress notes, and administrative documentation.
  12. Complete all billing documentation as needed and required by contracted funding sources, including billing codes and required documentation.
  13. Demonstrate commitment to clinical care and confidentiality

Administrative Responsibilities (0.25 FTE)


  1. Assist providers and nurse manager with obtaining urgent reports from diagnostic exams, specialist consults, and hospitalizations along with discussing complicated care patients with specialist offices.
  2. In conjunction with medical assistants, assist providers and nurse manager, in the scheduling of imaging studies, procedures and specialty appointments, particularly those requiring prior authorization.
  3. Track high risk and complex patients using excel spreadsheets (i.e., patients on Coumadin or those that are pregnant, etc).
  4. Order and coordinate delivery for durable medical equipment.
  5. Assist medical providers in the completion of essential clinical paperwork and in the generation of letters of medical necessity.
  6. Report and assist in communicating appropriate information on reportable diseases to oversight bodies, e.g., Public Health Department, AIDS Activities Coordination Office.
  7. Coordinate ordering of clinical supplies, including monitoring for expiration of supplies and maintenance of clinic medical equipment (e.g., medical supplies and prescriptions).
  8. Assist Nurse Manager in the monitoring and reconciliation of orders in the EMR.
  9. Interact closely with the other clinicians in the practice, Practice Coordinator and Administrative Director, by participating in regular meetings for purposes of addressing management issues and quality assurance.
  10. Attend all Lax team meetings and attend FIGHT case conference weekly.
  11. Alongside other Lax staff, participate in regular cultural competency trainings to best serve our diverse patient population.



Education:  Bachelor's Degree in Nursing



  1. Registered Nurse
  2. Within 30 days of hire, complete training in Blood borne pathogens, Post exposure prophylaxis, and HIPAA regulations.
    1. Prior to shipping blood specimens, complete IATA training for shipping of hazardous substances, if applicable
  3. General knowledge base in science, medicine, and the running of a medical clinic.       Demonstrate the ability to understand the overall purpose of clinical care and importance of support staff.      
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients, and other behavioral health counselors. Must be able to demonstrate judgment, patience, integrity, organization, and prioritization in multi-task environment. Needs to have attention to detail, dependability and flexibility.


Salary: Competitive


Physical Demands:

  • Ability to continuously stand, walk or sit.
  • Ability to bend, climb stairs frequently.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds infrequently.
  • Ability to squat occasionally.


Work Environment:

  • Generally works in a high-volume, clinical office environment but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical clinical setting. May also be required to provide coverage at all Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers.

Note: Initial probationary period is three months. Benefits including health benefits as per employee handbook begin on the first day of work.



FIGHT is an EEO, Affirmative Action, LGBTQ, and people living with HIV/AIDS and protected veterans institution


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