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Home Care Nurse

Company: Pace of Southwest Michigan
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking experienced Home Care L.P.N.'s and R.N.'s - Full Time Hours, Part Time Hours or PRN to join our team!NOW OFFERING SIGN ON BONUSES up to $4,000 for L.P.N.'s and R.N.'s !(Speak with Human Resources for bonus details)PACE's Business Hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm.The Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse has the responsibility for providing direct and indirect nursing care to participants in the PACE Center and in the community. Works under the direct supervision of the Medical Director or designee but is independent in the application of advanced nursing knowledge and skills in all settings. Manages complex clinical situations for which he/she is responsible. May be utilized in the PACE Clinic or in the community in participant homes.Skills and Knowledge: High level of autonomy is required for clinical and management decisions Excellent attention to details. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work a flexible work schedule. Knowledge of physical, mental and social needs of frail older adults. Effective skills in physical assessment and chronic disease management for frail older adults. Able to work within the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) setting. Able to utilize basic computer skills in the workplace. Able to utilize organization's electronic medical record system. Job type: Full-Time, Part Time & PRNPM20

Specifications:Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with RN degree, or LPN Experience: Two (2) years nursing experience with at least one (1) year experience working in a skilled nursing facility setting or geriatric care preferred. Number/Type of Employees Supervised: None Licensure, Registry, or Certification Required: Must possess an active, unencumbered license/certificate to practice in the State of Michigan; Valid MI Driver's License; Possess current CPR certification by AHA Special Training: Only acts within scope of practice. Meet a standardized set of orientation and/or individual competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Southwest Michigan and approved by CMS before working independently. Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact. Specific Requirements and Considerations: May be subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, diseases, conditions, or hazardous chemicals, etc., including potential exposure to TB, AIDS, and/or Hepatitis B. Ages of Patients Rendered Care: Adult, Geriatric Key Responsibilities:--- Ability to assess the home care needs during initial, periodic, routine, and acute assessments conducted every six (6) months minimally. --- Participates in the development of a care plan with the IDT (Interdisciplinary Team), participants, and family/caregiver--- Provides participant/caregiver education and support for 24/7 coordination of care, to ensure that quality services are provided to meet participant needs--- Ensure all needed medical supplies are provided in the home setting under the guidance of PACE providers--- Coordinates and authorizes all Durable Medical Equipment (DME) in the home with IDT, and with the guidance of Physical and Occupational Therapists--- Ensure all durable medical equipment is in place and in good working order--- Monitors participant, family and caregiver's ongoing functional/psychological status and appropriateness of care, according to the plan of care--- Coordinates all nursing care for participants in the clinic and at the participant's place of residence (i.e., home, AFC, or SNF)--- Demonstrates active participation in QIP process--- Coordinates hospital discharges with contracted provider team and the IDT--- Daily communication of any changes in participant condition (in any care setting) with contracted provider team, IDT, and PCP --- Provides routine home and facility visits as directed to provide needed services or follow-up--- Participates in hospital rounding meetings if necessary--- Participates as an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team--- Participates in daily IDT meetings or CarePod huddle as directed--- Identifies and refers potential quality concerns to Utilization Review Committee--- Assists in pharmaceutical management delivery systems, performs wound care and lab specimen collection at the participant's place of residence (i.e., home, AFC, or SNF)--- Assists participants with modality and physical therapies/exercises--- Monitor participant vital signs, temperature, respiration, etc.--- Conducts wellness visits--- Abides by all established PACE of Southwest Michigan policies, rules, and regulations--- All other duties as assigned, which may include on-call rotation Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to travel in all kinds of weather. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently move up to 50 pounds and perform physical demands expected while providing medical care for an elderly population. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus. Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position. PI182760952

Keywords: Pace of Southwest Michigan, South Bend , Home Care Nurse, Healthcare , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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