Fallon Health Registered Nurse -Growing Elder Services-Pace Program !! in Springfield, Massachusetts
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.
The primary RN takes responsibility for coordinating the care of a panel of participants, assigning tasks to other interdisciplinary team members within their scope of practice. The primary RN is not expected to perform all tasks pertaining to the plan of care, but communicates and enforces follow through with all interventions. An effective Primary Care RN will foster relationships with and be the primary contact for the family/caregiver as well as the participant, will communicate with the Interdisciplinary Team, develop an appropriate plan of care for all participants on his/her panel and exhibit the qualities of good leadership.
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
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
Job ID 4866
# Positions 1
Posted Date 7/14/2017