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Registered Nurse in Growing Elder Care Day Service

Registered Nurse in Growing Elder Care Day Service

Job ID 
5002
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-MA-Leominster
Posted Date 
11/17/2017
Category 
Nursing

More information about this job

Overview

About Summit ElderCare:

Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallon’s PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to social support and most medical services at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities. 

 

About Fallon Health:

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is the only health plan in Massachusetts to have been awarded “Excellent” Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit www.fallonhealth.org.

 

Position Overview:

Responsible for the effective management and delivery of direct nursing care to PACE participants in any setting utilizing nursing process and adhering to standards of nursing practice. 

Responsibilities

  • Reviews and implements physicians orders
  • Conducts nursing assessments including physical, psychosocial and behavioral status
  • Involves participants and significant other(s) based on needs and abilities
  • Delivers care to participants in any setting, including skilled services, based on individualized needs and according to age-appropriate nursing standards
  • Provides for cultural and diverse needs of participants when providing care
  • Monitors and evaluates therapeutic interventions
  • Participates in the development and ongoing review of each participant’s care plan
  • Delegates participants’ care responsibilities to other members of the health care team, when appropriate
  • Identifies emergency situations and initiates appropriate nursing orders/interventions.
  • Meets the needs of participants in a timely manner
  • Participates in the interdisciplinary team (IDT) process and collaborates with IDT members to meet the needs of participants
  • Consistently documents all aspects of participant care, including significant changes in health status, monthly nurses’ notes and health care teaching in the medical record
  • Participates in training and orientation of new nursing staff as assigned
  • Assists in the delivery of other nursing services as assigned
  • Participates in the nursing “on-call” rotation as assigned
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Fallon Health and Summit ElderCare policies and procedures

Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing     

 

License:  Current license as an RN in the state of Massachusetts     

 

Certification:  CPR and Alzheimer’s certification, or willingness to be certified within 60 days of hire, is essential     

 

Experience:  At least two years of recent experience in the direct care of adults or chronically disabled persons with at least one year caring for a frail or elderly population.Ambulatory care or home care experience helpful  

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