Fallon Health Registered Nurse Per Diem - Growing Elder Services Program in Springfield, Massachusetts
About Summit ElderCare:
Summit ElderCare is a medical, insurance, and social support program that helps older adults remain living in the community as an alternative to moving to a nursing home. They get personalized care and attention and comprehensive benefits.
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 accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit www.fallonhealth.org.
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.
This role involves traveling to participants' homes and requires availabily on weekends and after hours, with some occasional hours on weekdays and during the day.
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 FCHP 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
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
Weekend availabilty essential.
Homecare experience highly preferred.
Job ID 4672
# Positions 1
Posted Date 1/6/2017