Fallon Health LPN - Growing Elder Day Services Program - Leominster in Leominster, Massachusetts
About Fallon Health
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 fallonhealth.org.
About Summit ElderCare :
Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallon’s PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to comprehensive medical services and social support at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities.
Brief Summary of purpose:
The SE Licensed Practical Nurse will be an active member of the Summit ElderCare Care Team to ensure participants receive high quality and timely care and support whether at the PACE center or in the community. The SE Licensed Practical Nurse will carry out nursing tasks as assigned by their direct RN Manager as well as SE Providers and will ensure appropriate follow through and documentation in a timely manner
The SE Licensed Practical Nurse will be a generalized nursing role within the PACE center that will implement plans of care that have been formulated by the Provider and Primary RN in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Team. This role will report to and be supervised by the respective RN Manager (Clinical Manager or Home Care Manager) depending on the PACE site. The SE Licensed Practical Nurse will carry out nursing tasks as assigned by their direct supervisor and in accordance with their license (i.e., receive calls from participants and their caregivers, appropriately triage each call and conduct appropriate follow up including timely documentation in the medical record, administration of prescribed medications to participants attending the PACE center, recording vitals, carrying out treatments and wound care as assigned for participants attending the day center, make frequent home visits in the community to evaluate the home environment, fill weekly medication packs, record vitals, administer prescribed treatments, deliver relevant health teaching for participants and their caregivers, and make recommendations to the IDT regarding unmet participant needs, etc.). The SE Licensed Practical Nurse will work closely with their respective supervisor as well as the other nursing staff to coordinate all care for SE participants. Assignments will require occasional or frequent travel throughout the service area to/from participants’ homes and contracted facilities.
Graduate of an Accredited Practical Nursing Program
Valid license to perform Practical Nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Access to reliable transportation to carry out duties, both center-based and community, is required
Certification in CPR/Healthcare Provider issued by The American Heart Association or other accredited agency required.
At minimum, three years’ nursing experience in a primary care practice or long term care facility or similar clinical setting
At minimum, one year working in a nursing capacity with frail elders
Fallon Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Posted Date 2 weeks ago (5/28/2021 5:47 PM)
Job ID 6371
# Positions 1