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Who We Are:

Since 1985, BHCHP’s mission has been to ensure unconditionally equitable and dignified access to the highest quality health care for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in greater Boston. Over 12,000 homeless individuals are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.

From our earliest days as a program, we have always sought to do work that is transformational: recognizing our shared humanity; centering dignity, compassion, mutual respect and supporting the right of every individual to access the highest levels of health care and every staff member to reach their fullest potential. We continue to be committed to building bridges and breaking down barriers, including systemic racism which harms us all. We provide community-based health care services that are compassionate, dignified, and culturally appropriate, incorporating social determinants of health, with the goal of breaking down the physical and systemic barriers that our patients face.

Bilingual, Bicultural, LGBTQIA identifying, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

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Job Summary:

Are you interested in working with underserved populations? Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program is looking for experienced Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants to provide comprehensive, high-quality primary, episodic and/or recuperative care at our Medical Respite site.

Hours: Per Diem: As needed, weekdays and weekends, 10 hour shifts available


  • Provides comprehensive, high quality episodic and/or recuperative care at our nationally recognized respite program which is part of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • Elicit an appropriate history, perform physical examinations, order diagnostic studies, interpret results and initiate therapy in accordance with the Guidelines for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • Refer patients as appropriate to medical specialists, hospital admission, recuperative care and detox facilities, providing appropriate information for continuity of care
  • Participate in collaborative relationship with BHCHP physician according to the Regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Provide education to patients on health promotion and disease treatment and prevention.
  • Work as part of multi-disciplinary team in caring for patients

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Maintain adequate, up-to-date medical records, completed in a timely manner, according to the guidelines of BHCHP, employing standard forms such as problem lists, medication lists, etc.
  • Maintain active DPH, DEA, and professional license, hospital privileges, managed care credentialing and CPR training.


  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Registered or eligible to be registered with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency
  • At least one year of direct NP/PA experience required
  • Willingness to obtain X waiver for prescribing Buprenorphine
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Experience in working with underserved populations, mentally ill, homeless and/or persons with substance use disorders preferred
  • Life support training certification (e.g. CPR, BLS, ACLS) from a course that includes a hands-on, in-person component. If not certified prior to start date, applicant must submit certification within 60 days of start date.


  • The compensation is $70.00 per hour.

Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we’d love to hear from you.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, BHCHP pledges not to discriminate against and encourages those from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA identifying, first generation college students and adults without a college degree, Bilingual and Bicultural persons; and individuals from low economic backgrounds.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s) is optional for employment. Candidates who are offered employment will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination if they choose to.

Please Note: Employment at Boston Health Care for the Homeless is at-will. Boston Health Care for the Homeless does not sponsor work authorization visas.