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Mercy Medical Center Clinton RN, Clinic - Mercy LIFE in Brightside - West Springfield, Massachusetts

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Mercy LIFE, a member of Trinity Health PACE, is seeking a Registered Nurse to work in homecare at its location in W. Springfield, MA. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible.

PACE serves individuals who are age 55 or older, certified by their state to need nursing home care, able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment and live in a PACE service area. While all PACE participants must be certified to need nursing home care to enroll in PACE, only about 7 percent of PACE participants nationally reside in a nursing home. If a PACE enrollee needs nursing home care, the PACE program pays for it and continues to coordinate the enrollee's care. We encourage fellowship and independence while serving seniors and their families with dignity and respect. Delivering all needed medical and supportive services, PACE is able to provide the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic needs while maintaining their independence in their home for as long as possible.

  • As part of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), assesses and monitors participants’ health status, provides nursing care, administers prescribed medications, educates and counsels participants and families, in collaboration with primary care physician and other team members. Informs the IDT of the medical, functional, and psychosocial condition of each participant, remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, caregivers, as well as documenting changes in a participant’s medical record consistent with documentation policies established by the medical director. General responsibilities will include: Works with team to perform initial client assessment; confers with the IDT team and physician in the development of the Plan of Care (POC); implements the POC as decided upon by the IDT team, makes changes to life plan per approval of the IDT team.Provides services requiring substantial knowledge and skills in accordance with the POC, and accepted standards of professional practice.Provides skilled assessments of client/family needs, physical and emotional conditions, and responses to the POC. Communicates changes in condition to the Director, physician and other IDT members.Provides skilled supportive and restorative nursing care to participants as ordered, re-evaluating their plan of care and health status on an on-going basis. Provides health counseling to participants and their families on an individual or group basis as needed.Maintains and submits documentation as required. Prepares and submits documentation of client assessments, summaries, care plans, family meetings, and progress notes according to Mercy LIFE policy.Provides training and clinical supervision to aides as directed.Performs initial and annual assessments of participants in their home environment to determine their individual needs, and coordinates POC with care-giving resources. Coordinates with the IDT to develop a POC for each participant as assigned.Functions as a member of the IDT. Attends and participates in IDT meetings, communicates participant changes, collaborates on POC decisions and coordination of 24 hour care delivery as indicated.Provides clinic coverage as needed. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Education - Graduate of a state accredited hospital or collegiate nursing program. Registered Nurse currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts. Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) registration required.Experience - Familiarity of current medical/nursing trends and practices. Two (2) years’ nursing experience, including one (1) year working with the frail or elderly required.Specialized Skills - Minimum Data Set (MDS) Experience strongly preferred. Must have excellent assessment skills. Experience in interdisciplinary care planning conferences is beneficial. Must possess good leadership, decision-making and interpersonal skills and be able to interact with staff, family, participants and other disciplines involved in care.Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.Must be able to safely perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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