Commonwealth Care Alliance Job Details: Assessment RN - Springfield in Springfield, Massachusetts

Job Details: Assessment RN - Springfield

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  • Vacancy NoVN2269

Posting TitleAssessment RN - Springfield

Location CitySpringfield

Language Requirement

Job Description

Position Summary:

Commonwealth Care Alliance’s (CCA) Care Planning Unit (CPU) is primarily responsible for developing and ensuring adherence to high quality, member-centric care plans through timely execution of community-based assessments for CCA members and ongoing tracking and monitoring.

The Care Planner conducts timely, high quality, accurate in-person assessments. This individual leverages the Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment and develops and documents person-centered care plan using data collected during the assessment process. This individual works collaboratively with other members of the Care Planning Unit and staff in other departments as needed to support timely interventions designed to improve outcomes for CCA members.


  • Conducts in-person Assessment visits.

  • Documents templated summary of visit highlights; documents MDS and develops initial person-centered Care Plan including current Service Plan within 48 hours of visit.

  • Communicates any time-sensitive concerns to RN Manager and/or NP during or immediately following visit.

  • Ensures immediate referral to any time-sensitive services such as Behavioral Health or Physical Therapy.

  • Manages assessment activities through calendar and tracks status of completion

  • Participates in assessing and improving quality within the scope of responsibilities and throughout the organization

  • Actively participates in the evaluation of own performance and progress

  • Participates in activities and education to maintain and advance clinical competencies

  • Seeks to maintain a constructive work environment and maintains effective communication with other employees and managers

  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and employee information

  • Complies with organization’s policy and procedures

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing required, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred

  • RN with active registered nursing license in Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in good standing

  • Strong assessment experience, required.

  • 1+ years of clinical experience in acute/medical surgical settings

  • 2+ years of experience in home care and/or community settings

  • Experience with the Minimum Data Set (MDS), highly preferred

  • Discharge planning and Case Management experienced strongly preferred

  • Proven skills and knowledge base necessary for conducting clinical assessments, clinical decision making and care delivery

  • Ability to function independently and seek assistance with unusual problems

  • Excellent organization skills

  • Ability to function effectively as part of a team

  • Effective oral and written skills

  • Strong Interpersonal and customer relation skills

  • Effective teaching skills

  • Intermediate to Advanced understanding of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Must be willing and able to travel to member’s homes on the North Shore in addition to working in an office environment occasionally

  • Valid driver’s license with no restrictions; ability to be active and mobile across Massachusetts

  • English required, bilingual preferred

Please note employment with CCA is contingent upon acceptable professional references, a background check (including Mass CORI, employment, education, criminal check, and driving record, (if applicable)), an OIG Report and verification of a valid MA/RN license (if applicable).

Commonwealth Care Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

CCA is committed to protecting the health of our workforce and our members, and we encourage flu vaccination in accordance with CDC recommendations. Individuals working in clinical care areas or in direct contact with members must provide documentation of flu vaccination, or wear a mask during flu season whenever engaged in member-facing activities.