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Fallon Health LPN Home Care-Summit Eldercare - Growing Elder Service Plan in Springfield, Massachusetts

Overview

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.

Position Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse, under the direction of the Clinical Manager, is responsible for the quality of nursing care s/he provides to patients while adhering to the standards of nursing practice.

Responsibilities

Primary job responsibilities:     

  • As a member of the team, the LPN will also be responsible for supporting duties and responsibilities assigned to the Clinical Assistant and when needed so as to facilitate service to patients in a timely manner.

  • Provides direct and indirect care. Identifies and records physical, social and psychological needs of the patient and family.

  • Initiates and completes nursing assessments in collaboration with the Registered Nurse or provider.

  • Establishes priorities when working with patient in various clinics and assists other staff members with their assignments. As necessary, assesses and attends to patients needs promptly.

  • Provides nursing intervention according to the individual patient visit or procedure.

  • Provides pertinent data collected to Registered Nurse or provider.

  • Evaluates selected teaching and learning needs of patient and families. Identifies patient situations that require immediate action and responds accordingly.

  • Participates with the professional nurse in developing/revising the individualized plan of care. Shares input from a patient and family with other health team members during formulation of care plan.

  • Collaborates with professional nurse, physician or health associate in revising patient care plan, utilizing current data or information from the patient or family.

  • Contributes information during patient care conferences for evaluation and revision of teaching plan.

  • Write clear, concise nursing notes that reflect implementation and evaluation of care plan.

  • Identifies and interprets physiological reactions of the patient.

  • Utilize patient care equipment appropriately and safely. Incorporates the proper requirements in operating unit-specific equipment to provide safe patient care.

  • Incorporates nursing and station specific policies, procures and protocols into the delivery of patient care. Adheres to organization, department and unit-specific policies, procedures and protocols.

  • Completes the unit-specific competency requirements satisfactorily and within the established timeframe(s).

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills required to perform processes involved in the delivery of age-appropriate patient care. Provide care appropriate to the patient population served as directed by the Registered Nurse or Provider.

  • Completes and demonstrates knowledge of mandatory programs/information. Information to be completed includes: Fire Safety; Disaster Plan/Utility Failure; Hazard Communication Standards (MSDS) sheets, if appropriate; Infection Control/Universal Precautions; Equipment Failures (Safety Medical Device Act); Security; Department’s Office Manual; M.G.L.A. 112 Section 5F (Reports of Violation); M.G.L.A. 111 Section 70E (Patient Bill of Rights); As defined by Department/Specialty e.g.., BLS, Ergonomics , new equipment.

Qualifications

Education, Licenses, certification and experience requirements:

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

License: Current license as an LPN in the state of Massachusetts

Certification: CPR and Alzheimer’s certification, or willingness to be certified within 60 days of hire, is essential. *   *

Experience: At least two years of recent experience in the direct care of adults or chronically disabled persons with at least one year caring for a frail or elderly population. * * Ambulatory care or home care experience helpful. *  * *  *

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.

JT18

Location US-MA-Springfield

Posted Date 3 months ago (7/14/2021 4:58 PM)

Job ID 6426

# Positions 1

Category Nursing

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