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Trinity Health Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Mercy LIFE of Massachusetts in West Springfield, Massachusetts

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Description:Mercy LIFE Massachusetts, a member of Trinity Health, has an immediate need for a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant for its location in W. Springfield, Massachusetts. 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.

Mercy LIFE, a member of Trinity Health, is seeking a Nurse Practitioner for its location in Springfield, Massachusetts. 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 coordinatethe enrollee'scare. 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.

Mercy LIFE provides a competitive compensation and benefit package that complements this opportunity for personal growth and professional advancement. This position will work under the direction of the Associate Medical Director. Administrative supervision of this position will be that of the Executive Director.

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing primary medical management in collaboration with the Mercy LIFE Physician(s). Performs assessments in collaboration with the physician and as needed. Develops and implements appropriate plans of care to Mercy LIFE program participants. Evaluates participant physical complaints and provides appropriate treatment. Provides participants and caregiver teaching and education. Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Provides daily oversight of Mercy LIFE Clinic. Rounds in the Mercy LIFE contracted nursing homes. Regularly informs the IDT of the medical condition of each participant, remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participant’s caregivers, as well as documenting changes in a participant’s medical record consistent with documentation policies.

General responsibilities will include:

  • Provides primary medical coverage in collaboration with Mercy LIFE physicians. Performs initial, semi-annual and annual assessments, performs additional assessments of participants as needed and implements appropriate plans of care to Mercy LIFE program participants in collaboration with the Primary care Physician. Integrates the primary care treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the IDT. Interacts with team members to meet emergent and acute need of participants. Participates in discharge planning for acute and long-term placement.

  • Evaluates and treats participants during acute illness. Manages participants’ chronic illnesses and conditions in collaboration with the physician(s).

  • Provides preventive health maintenance for participants, including immunizations, screenings and monitoring of pertinent indicators.

  • Functions as a member of the IDT. Maintains regular attendance at, and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on care planning decisions and coordination for 24 hour care delivery.

  • Provides teaching and clinical support to Mercy LIFE staff. Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth. Keeps abreast of current nursing knowledge, especially in the field of geriatrics by attending professional seminars and conferences.

  • Participates in provider on-call rotation as required.

Candidates will have:

  • Master's degree in Nursing with 5 to 7 years of experience required preferably in long term care. Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice in the state of Massachusetts. Massachusetts CDS Certification and DEA Registration required. Board Certification by ANCC or AANP.

  • Certification as a Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority required. Current BLS required.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of documented experience working with a frail or elderly population.

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills in order to interact in extremely delicate, sensitive and/or complex situations, and to make effective presentations before senior management.

  • Demonstrated ability to model the use of evidence-based leadership/practice, and project management skills.

  • Candidates should have excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate with multiple levels in the organization.

  • Must possess strong analytical and organizational skills. Must have the ability to meet strict deadlines with a high level of accuracy, ability to prioritize tasks in a highly automated setting and possess strong interpersonal skills.

  • Candidates should also possess the ability to work as part of a team.

    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.

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