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  • Health Aide - Senior Service Program in Lowell!

    Location US-MA-Lowell
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/3/2018 4:11 PM)
    Job ID
    5302
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Health Aide
  • Overview

    To Help Serve the Lowell Region we welcome all candidates that also speak Khmer, Spanish or Portuguese.

     

    THE OPPORTUNITY

      

    SUMMIT ELDERCARE (www.summiteldercare.org)

    Fallon Health’s – Summit Elder Care program one of  the largest PACE programs (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) in the country and the very first PACE program in the nation to be associated with a Health Plan. Summit ElderCare currently already serves residents of Hampden County, Worcester County, and the communities of Easthampton, Granby, Hudson, Marlborough, Southampton and South Hadley. We help give elderly adults and their caregivers an innovative choice in health care as a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to most medical services through a Summit ElderCare site while they keep living in their own homes and communities.

     

    FALLON HEALTH (www.fallonhealth.org)
    Founded in 1977, Fallon Community Health Plan is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization. From traditional health insurance products available throughout Massachusetts for all populations, to innovative health care programs and services for independent seniors, Fallon Health supports the diverse and changing needs of all those it serves. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, Fallon 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.

     

    Position Overview:  

    Provides personal care to participants and assists in all phases of the daily operation of the PACE program.

    Responsibilities

    • Under the supervision of the nurse, assists with assessing and meeting Activity of Daily Living needs of participants at the PACE center and/or in participants’ homes.
    • Contributes to the development of a care plan for participants through interaction with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team.
    • Collaborates as needed with other members of the Interdisciplinary Team to assure appropriateness and continuity of care.
    • Carries out simple, non-skilled treatments including, but not limited to, vital signs and urine testing.
    • Assists the Activity Coordinator and staff with individual and group programs by helping to plan individual treatment programs, increasing participants’ motivation to participate, assisting participants to participate when needed and assisting with evaluation of program effectiveness. 
    • Assists registered therapists and certified therapy assistants with treatment and patient related activities which are predetermined for each participant and assigned by the registered therapist including, but not limited to, positioning, transfers, ambulation and exercises.
    • Maintains a clean and safe working and/or living environment in the PACE center and/or participants’ homes.   
    • Assists with meal and snack preparation, serving and clean-up.     
    • Uses safe techniques in all interactions with participants.    
    • Provides accurate and timely documentation as required by SE policies and procedures and/or as assigned by supervisor.    
    • Performs all duties in accordance with FCHP and Summit ElderCare policies and procedures.     

    Qualifications

     

    Education:  High school graduate or equivalent. 

    Completion of an approved Home Health Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program (training &

    certification must be completed/obtained prior to employment).     

     

    License/Vehicle:  Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation      

     

    Certification: Certification as a Home Health Aide or Nursing Assistant; CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to be certified with 60 days of employment.      

     

    Experience:  One year experience working with frail elders in a health care setting and one year of home care experience.      

      

    Competencies:

    • Demonstrates commitment to the Fallon Community Health Plan Mission, Values and Vision.
    • Specific competencies essential to this position:
      • Customer Focus
      • Commitment Through Action
      • Contributes to Team Performance
      • Focus Upon Quality    

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