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Locations: Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Minot

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary:  The Medical Director is responsible for the delivery of participant care, clinical outcomes; assists/participates in the implementation and oversight of quality improvement and projects. The Medical Director serves as the lead in the design of the medical components for Northland PACE and as a liaison to the medical community on behalf of Northland PACE. As a physician member of the Northland PACE team, the Medical Director must meet all federal and state licensing laws, certification and regulations necessary. The Medical Director serves as the consultant and resource to the Northland PACE primary provider team.

Primary Responsibilities: The PACE Medical Director / Primary Care Physician is responsible for the basic health care needs of Northland PACE participants by focusing on general wellness and prevention of ailments through assessments and health screenings.

a.    Promotes and explains the Northland PACE program to interested individuals, community groups, contracted vendors, and senior care agencies.
b.    Serves as a liaison between PACE and the primary care medical community.
c.    Works collaboratively with medical staff at all PACE sites.
d.    Attends Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT) meetings, providing leadership for and collaboration with other required team members.
e.    Provides leadership in quality improvement through participation on the Clinical Quality Committee and Quality Steering Committee; designing and conducting quality projects and keeping abreast of federal Outcomes-Based Quality Improvement initiatives
f.    Participates in meetings such as family meetings, care conferences, IDT, and other meetings as necessary.
g.    Collaborates with the IDT, participant, and family members to evaluate participant care, needs, preferences and wishes to develop a comprehensive plan of care. 
h.    Performs initial participant assessment and, as necessary, periodic reassessments.
i.    Evaluates participant’s physical complaints and medical needs in order to appropriately diagnose and recommend a therapeutic plan of care.
j.    Conducts home visits inclusive of private homes, adult foster homes, assisted living facilities and basic care facilities, etc. as needed.
k.    Participates in overseeing the care needs of participants in Skilled Nursing Facilities.
l.    Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities. 
m.    Shares on-call duties for non-office hours consistent with Northland PACE policies and procedures.  
n.    Coordinates the performance appraisal of all Northland PACE providers which may include primary care physician, nurse practitioner, and/or physician assistant.
o.    Maintains accurate and timely documentation of participant diagnosis.
p.    Ensures thorough documentation to capture all coding for optimal reimbursement.
q.    Maintains privileges at community based healthcare facilities.
r.    Maintains a professional appearance and manner in the clinical area and while representing the PACE program.
s.    Utilizes specialist referrals, supplies and equipment in accordance with medical necessity, IDT decisions and as recommended by the Utilization Management Committee.
t.    Knows and adheres to the regulations, philosophy, and goals of the PACE program.
u.    Administers the Medical Director’s role in a manner consistent with Northland PACE core values and mission.
v.    Understands, follows and supports Northland PACE policies and procedures.
w.    Assists in development of Northland PACE program policies and procedures and protocols for participant medical care.
x.    Evaluates and implements clinical practice guidelines based on current literature and shared state-of-the-art clinical information with the Northland PACE Interdisciplinary Team.
y.    Provides education or in-service training as needed, including conducting clinical and geriatric sessions for participants and staff. 
z.    Participates in continuing education classes and required staff and training meetings. 
aa.    Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications. 
bb.    Delegates to and collaborates with clinic support staff to promote efficient time use, including processes such as scheduling, documentation, provider communications and order processing.


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Locations: Bismarck, Fargo, Minot

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: Provides physical assistance and attendant care to participants across care settings (center, home, transportation).  Provides assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs).  Provides assistance with nursing care, restorative therapies, activities and meals across care settings.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in assessing, planning and care for providing service to participants according to assigned responsibilities and Northland PACE Program standards.

Primary Responsibilities: Under the limited supervision and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations and policies, procedures and guidelines:
 

a.    Provides physical assistance and attendant care to participants across care settings (center, home, transportation).
b.    Provides basic personal care assistance and/or supervision (bathing, grooming, toileting, feeding) and assistance with any other Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
c.    Provides assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) across care settings.  
d.    Performs homemaking, meal preparation, light cleaning and other household duties, shopping and other chore service for participants.
e.    Provides assistance with nursing care, restorative therapies, activities and meals across care settings.
f.    Participates in assessing, planning care for and documenting care for participants as member of interdisciplinary team.
g.    Knows and adheres to the philosophy and goals of the Northland PACE Program.
h.    Maintains a quiet and safe environment for participants, visitors and staff.
i.    Keeps confidentiality of participant records, reports and discussions.
j.    Participates in Northland PACE Program Committees as requested by Director of Nursing (DON).
k.    Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and change in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.
l.    Utilizes supplies and equipment economically.
m.    Informs Director of Nursing of “unusual occurrences.”
n.    Identifies services delivery problems.
o.    Is professional in appearance and manner in the clinical area; recognizes own limits and seeks help and guidance from the Director of Nursing as appropriate; serves as a role model for students and staff members.
p.    May serve as a role model for new trainees.
q.    Pursues professional growth through the continuing education process.
r.    Maintains certification and pursues professional growth through continuing education process.


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Locations: Bismarck, Minot

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary:  Within an Interdisciplinary Care Team setting, Social Worker promotes and maintains the mental and social health of enrolled participants through assessment, treatment, teaching and counseling.  Provides basic casework and consultation for Northland PACE participants.  Facilitates communication between participants, their family and the Care Team.  Responsible for the implementation of social work care plan and coordination of social work with other services.

Primary Responsibilities: The Social Worker’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Completes assessments at admission and for semi-annual care planning according to regulatory requirements and as condition change indicates.
  2. Determines participant and family needs related to social support, financial support, counseling and housing.
  3. Confers with participant and family to identify participant goals and expectations.
  4. Coordinates with the interdisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive care plan for each participant.
  5. Provides individual and group counseling to participants and their families as needed or prescribed in the care plan.
  6. Coordinates the completion of participant’s health care wishes and advance directives in cooperation with their primary care physician, the participant and their family.
  7. Provides discharge planning in the event of disenrollment.
  8. Facilitates communication between participant, family and Care Team to maximize or maintain participant support systems.
  9. Facilitates or participates in family meetings as required.
  10. May assist in facilitating the Participant Council to create a vehicle for dialogue between participants and the Care Team and empower participant responsibility.
  11. Conducts family support groups, education or training sessions and routine Family Caregiver meetings for education, support and dialogue.
  12. Ensures that the IDT is informed of care plan changes and requirements and logistics are appropriately arranged to include transportation, escorts, meals and appointments.
  13. Works with Site Manager to provide orientation and in-service programs for Care Team to enhance understanding of psychosocial issues and meet regulatory requirements and support performance improvement.
  14. Coordinates with mental health-related providers including drug and alcohol treatment to arrange appointments and share pertinent information.
  15. Completes and ensures completion of documentation of clinical services reviewing medical record to continuity and completeness.
  16. Participates in quality studies according to the quality plan.
  17. Recommends studies for the annual quality plan.
  18. Participates in committees that support performance improvement.
  19. Provides discharge planning in the event of disenrollment; completing disenrollment paperwork, communicating with SAA and IDT as well as other relevant community agencies.
  20. Provides information to Skilled Nursing Facilities, Memory Care/Basic Care Facilities and Adult Family Foster Care Homes when looking for placement for participants.
  21. Petitions for guardianships when deemed appropriate by the interdisciplinary team.
  22. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies, procedures and protocols.

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Locations: Fargo

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary:  Provides occupational therapy services for participants including OT evaluation, treatment, installation of adaptive equipment, and care planning as part of the interdisciplinary team.

Primary Responsibilities: The Occupational Therapist’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Evaluation of the participant’s activities of daily living and functional transfers, establish a plan of care setting realistic goals and an appropriate treatment plan to administer occupational therapy interventions.
  2. Re-evaluates needs for occupational therapy, at least annually and as needed.
  3. Guides participant’s family and caregivers in relevant methods of care and treatment when necessary. 
  4. Acts as a staff consultant and advisor on transportation, transfer techniques, and relevant methods of occupational therapy treatment. 
  5. Works in close cooperation with the intake/enrollment coordinator and registered nurse to complete pre-enrollment initial home assessments determining safety at home and appropriateness for the PACE program. 
  6. Keeps written record of adaptive equipment used at center and assumes responsibility for loaned adaptive equipment. Makes sure the equipment is always in good working condition prior to being installed.
  7. Works closely with PACE management to ensure proper stock and inventory of adaptive equipment. Equipment needs to be readily available for installation in the participant’s home. The occupational therapist will order any adaptive equipment needs for the day center. 
  8. In conjunction with the physical therapist, the occupational therapist will order, maintain, and labels participant’s assistive devices and adaptive equipment. 
  9. Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth by keeping current in occupational therapy evidenced based practice research, especially in the field of geriatrics, by attending professional conferences and in-services.
  10. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, care conferences, cross site supervisor meetings, and staff meetings.
  11. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
  12. Demonstrates service excellence to all participants in job performance.
  13. Participates in the Quality Assessment Process Improvement Program, Ethics Committee, Utilization Review Committee, and others as deemed appropriate. 
  14. Installs adaptive equipment in participant homes to ensure their up most safety.
  15. Takes lead on low vision assessments, managing speech therapy appointments/plan of care, and providing mastectomy supplies when approved in IDT .
  16. Assess level of assist for transfer status (gait belt, PAL, Hoyer, sliding board).
  17. Assess next level of care following hospital stay if necessary (nursing home, foster home, or increased services with PACE).

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Locations: Fargo

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: Within an Interdisciplinary Care Team setting, incumbent promotes and maintains the physical mobility and well-being for participants both in the day center and at home if needed.  Conducts assessment, treatment, teaching and counseling.  Trains restorative aides, center health aides and home care aids to support restorative care plans.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluates the participant’s physical condition and functional status, establishes a plan of care setting realistic goals and appropriate treatment plan to administer physical therapy interventions.
  2. Gives education and instruction in treatment and follow-through to the participant, the participant’s family, and possible attendant, in the Day Center and/or at home as needed.
  3. Gives general instruction on principles of physical therapy to other staff members as needed; in-service training for other team members.
  4. Works in close cooperation with the Enrollment Coordinator and other staff members.
  5. Records initial and final evaluations in the participant’s medical record; makes detailed progress notes; schedules participants for further treatment.
  6. Re-evaluates needs for physical therapy, at least annually and as needed.
  7. Develops and monitors programs to encourage wellness that meet ongoing needs of participants
  8. Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth by keeping abreast of current Physical Therapy evidence based practice and research, especially in the field of geriatrics, by attending professional conferences and in-services.
  9. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and staff meetings.
  10. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
  11. Demonstrates service excellence to all participants in job performance.
  12. Participates in the Quality Assessment Process Improvement Program, Ethics Committee, Utilization Review Committee and others as deemed appropriate

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Locations: Bismarck, Fargo

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: Responsible for all nursing services provided to participants in the home or day center per care plan.  

Primary Responsibilities: The Home Care Nurse’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:

1.    Completes nursing cares as scheduled in participants home and day center 
2.    Assesses participants’ medical needs as related to nursing scope of practice
3.    Participates in preventative nursing care procedures as appropriate for the participants’ care and safety.
4.    Collaborates with provider for participant needs 
5.    Triages and ensures assessments are completed on participants reporting any sudden illness or onset of illness at home.
6.    Maintains accurate records of all nursing services provided to participant in EMR
7.    Is flexible and able to adjust schedule to meet complex needs of participants.
8.    Provides coverage for On-Call as scheduled 
9.    Collaborates with nursing and home care coordinator 
10.    Assist with providing health teaching to participants with complex nursing needs
11.    Provides care to participants in a positive, nurturing, professional manner. 
12.    Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.


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Locations: Dickinson

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

FT Day position for LPN or RN in our PACE program (Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly).

Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm

On call rotation including a rotating weekend

 

Overview

The RN is responsible for developing and implementing appropriate plan of care based on the residents’ needs, evaluating and making the necessary changes to the plan of care. 

 

Responsibilities

Plans and provides education to other health care team members, residents, family, and caregivers on information regarding the care plan for the residents.  Demonstrates the knowledge of medication administration and evaluates their responses to the medications.  Plans for residents’ admission/discharge and anticipates for long term and/or short term residents’ needs.

 

Qualifications Required

  • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN), in good standing.
  • CPR certified.

Qualifications Preferred

  • Clinical experience.

 

EEO/AA/Vet Friendly


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Locations: Minot

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary:  Responsible for providing safe transportation to participants in a timely, competent manner and communicating important information relevant to the overall care plan to the interdisciplinary team. 

Primary Responsibilities: Under limited supervision, and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations:

a.    Transports in a safe manner participants to and from the Day Center on each day they are scheduled to attend, in compliance with ND Department of Motor Vehicle licensing regulations and local statues.
b.    Provides physical assistance to each participant when needed and they board and disembarks from the program’s vehicles.
c.    Ensures that emergency medical information is available for those participants being transported.
d.    Maintains the first aid kit in the vehicle, replacing supplies as they are used or become outdated.
e.    Ensures that all passengers wear safety belts and wheelchairs are locked into position
f.    Maintains vehicle in neat and clean condition anticipating needed mechanical service so appointments can be arranges that are convenient to program operations.  Keeps vehicle maintenance records current; coordinate and schedule routine episodic vehicle maintenance. 
g.    Immediately reports to Site Manager any vehicle operating problems, malfunctions or incidents out of the ordinary routine.
h.    Maintains accurate daily records of number of trips, individuals transported, miles and gallons of gas.  Complies all necessary information to meet reporting requirements.
i.    Transports participants to and from physician or other medical appointments, as requested by the Interdisciplinary Team via the care plan.
j.    Assists with program activities by transporting participants to an event, as coordinated by the activities director.
k.    Provides courier services for supplies, interoffice mail, etc.
l.    Knows and adheres to the philosophy of Northland PACE.
m.    Keeps confidentiality of participant records, reports and discussions.
n.    Participates in Northland PACE Committees as requested by Site Manager.
o.    Attends and participates in scheduled staff meeting and client care meetings as requested.
p.    Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.
q.    Informs Site Manager of “unusual occurrences.”
r.    Identifies service delivery problems and uses good judgment in their solution.
s.    Is professional in appearance and manner in the clinical area; recognizes own limits and seeks help and guidance from the Site Manager as appropriate.
t.    May serve as a role model for new trainees.


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Locations: Fargo, Minot

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: Promotes and maintains the health of enrolled participants through nursing assessment, treatment, teaching and counseling.  Responsible for completing enrollment and periodic assessments of health needs to contribute to the individual’s plan of care. Responsible for the implementation of nursing care plan and coordination of nursing with other services.   

Primary Responsibilities:  Under limited supervision and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations:

  1. Completes RN assessment during initial, semi-annual, annual and significant change evaluations
  2. Ensures participants care plan is reflective of all nursing interventions and participant diagnoses
  3. Initiates preventative nursing care procedures as appropriate for the participants’ care and safety
  4. Completes participant cares scheduled within the day center and in participants’ homes as needed
  5. Collaborates with the Home Care Nurse about teaching needs of participants and families 
  6. Implements, directs, evaluates and provides oversight of nursing care and care provided by certified nursing assistants. 
  7. Collaborates with provider to facilitate PACE appointments, participant needs and plans/follow-up for specialty appointments and medical orders
  8. Assists with preparation for interdisciplinary team meetings and ensuring that all updates for participants and needed appointments are added to the schedule 
  9. Communicates regularly with pharmacy regarding prescription changes and ensuring that participant MAR is up to date
  10. Provides care to participants in a positive, nurturing, professional manner. 
  11. Provides health teaching to participants with complex nursing needs
  12. Triages and ensures assessments are completed on participants reporting any sudden illness or onset of illness at home.
  13. Is flexible and able to adjust schedule to meet complex needs of participants.
  14. Consults with other staff members regarding any concerns about appointments, complaints or other anticipated/discovered needs identified during assessments.
  15. Works with social worker regarding family and caregiver in caring for homebound participants.
  16. Maintains accurate records of all nursing services provided to participant in EMR
  17. Participates in Quality Improvement activities as requested
  18. Collaborates with hospital for any participant hospitalized
  19. Collaborates with nursing facility weekly for any participants residing in nursing facility

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