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Locations: Dickinson

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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Locations: Dickinson

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

FT CNA  position working a 64+ status per two week payperiod.  Is requred to have a minimum of one year experience working with the elderly.

 

This is a day position that requires flexibility to include different start times during the day and to work one evening until 9pm a week.  Shift also includes a weekend rotation for "on-call", one weekend every 4-5 weeks.  (All shifts can vary based on client need and staffing needs so flexibility is a must.)

 

Excellent pay based on experience and qualifications.  Full benefit package available offered with this position.

 

Have questions?  Please call 701-456-7387 and ask for Melisa.  She can provide more information on "The day in the life of a PACE CNA".

Overview

The CNA-NAR is responsible for providing resident care as required under the direct supervision of the RN or LPN. 

Responsibilities

Performs initial and ongoing data collection on all residents and documents the plan of care results. Completes assigned tasks to ensure timely, efficient and safe patient/resident care. Communicates and interacts with patients, residents, families and other health team members to assure resident safety and well-being.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • In good standing on the State Nursing Assistant registry or appropriate entity.

Qualifications Preferred

  • Experience in health care or long term care.
  • CPR certified.

 

EEO/AA/Vet Friendly


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Locations: Bismarck

 -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: The Site Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the day center and the coordination of all care delivered to participants in the Northland PACE Program.  This includes the management of the Interdisciplinary Care Team as well as the oversite of the facility’s operations and systems.

Primary Responsibilities:  The Site Director’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Coordinates the Care Team’s care management process to ensure the best care decisions for each participant’s changing condition.
    1. Provides leadership and facilitates the Interdisciplinary Care Team meetings for development and implementation of care plans.
    2. Ensures that documentation of team meetings is maintained and changes are recorded in individual care plans.
    3. Ensures that team members understand the importance of their and others’ roles on the team and remain open to the cooperative dynamic of the team.
    4. Participates in the continued development of the team to improve the decision-making process.
    5. Works within the quality management program to evaluate and improve performance.
    6. Provides on-call coverage to troubleshoot, advise, teach, coordinate and deliver care and service to participants.
  2. Manages the service delivery to participants.
    1. Ensures the efficient operations of activities, nutrition, personal care, clinical services, rehabilitation, and other services of the center within the standards and regulations of the program.
    2. Assists in the development of the annual budget for center operations and monitors budgets by service and per member per month.
    3. Ensures that participants are oriented to the program and have opportunities to express their opinions about the care and services they receive.
    4. Develops and ensures compliance with policies/procedures and protocols.
    5. Prepares and submits statistical and other reports required by management, funding or contracting agencies.
    6. Ensures the adequacy of equipment and supplies.
  3. Coordinates with provider/vendors for contracted services.
    1. Oversees the staff who provide the care management of participants related to these services.
    2. Ensures the inclusion of opinions and when appropriate, representative staff from contract services in the care planning process.
    3. Ensures the provision of quality service within the expected standards and financial targets.
  4. Directs and oversees the staff and volunteers of Center departments.
    1. Assists with hiring managers and staff as needed.
    2. Ensures that staffing is maintained at the appropriate levels to provide safe and effective care.  Recommends staffing levels in planning and budget development.
    3. Coordinates orientation and in-service programs for staff to meet regulatory requirements and support performance improvement.
    4. Meets regularly with direct reports to review goals trends and performance measures to facilitate change as needed.
    5. Recommends establishments of lead and supervisory positions as appropriate and facilities staffing transitions
  5. Manages the facility support for a safe and comfortable environment.
    1. Ensures the appropriate maintenance of equipment and furnishings in the center.
    2. Ensures that the appropriate equipment and supplies are available, including recommendations for capital equipment and authorization and oversite of purchasing for small equipment and supplies.
    3. Ensure that infection control, fire safety and related safety procedures are followed.
    4. Ensures durable medical equipment is maintained in safe, usable condition.
  6. Coordinates with contract services to ensure understanding of the PACE model and cooperation with the care management process.
    1. Ensures the coordination with home health, long term care and medical services according to participant care plans.
    2. Assists in the development of agreements and contracts with provider agencies to ensure comprehensive service availability.
  7. Other responsibilities/requirements.
    1. Serves as an active member of the Northland PACE Program management team, and as such, serves as a liaison between Northland PACE Program administration and direct staff.

 

Employment Specifications:

Education/Experience: Preferred B.S. in Nursing, Social Work, Public Health or related healthcare/gerontology field or 1-5 years of relevant experience.  Experience may substitute for education requirement.

Licensure, registry or certification required:  Must maintain current licensure/certification within scope of practice.

Physical Demands:  Must be able to see, hear, and verbally communicate.  Must be able to move about freely and possess manual dexterity and visual acuity.

Working Conditions:  Primarily inside, well-lit, climate controlled environment.  Potential exposure to infectious disease and environmental hazards.  Occasional home visits.

 


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Locations: Minot

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job SummaryResponsible 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Provides physical assistance to each participant when needed and they board and disembarks from the program’s vehicles.
  3. Ensures that emergency medical information is available for those participants being transported.
  4. Maintains the first aid kit in the vehicle, replacing supplies as they are used or become outdated.
  5. Ensures that all passengers wear safety belts and wheelchairs are locked into position
  6. 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.
  7. Immediately reports to Site Manager any vehicle operating problems, malfunctions or incidents out of the ordinary routine.
  8. Maintains accurate daily records of number of trips, individuals transported, miles and gallons of gas.  Complies all necessary information to meet reporting requirements.
  9. Transports participants to and from physician or other medical appointments, as requested by the Interdisciplinary Team via the care plan.
  10. Assists with program activities by transporting participants to an event, as coordinated by the activities director.
  11. Provides courier services for supplies, interoffice mail, etc.
  12. Knows and adheres to the philosophy of Northland PACE.
  13. Keeps confidentiality of participant records, reports and discussions.
  14. Participates in Northland PACE Committees as requested by Site Manager.
  15. Attends and participates in scheduled staff meeting and client care meetings as requested.
  16. Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.
  17. Informs Site Manager of “unusual occurrences.”
  18. Identifies service delivery problems and uses good judgment in their solution.
  19. Is professional in appearance and manner in the clinical area; recognizes own limits and seeks help and guidance from the Site Manager as appropriate.

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Locations: 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: Minot

Part Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: The Occupational Therapist promotes and maintains the functional status, physical mobility and well-being for participants, both in the Day Center and at home if needed.  Conducts assessments, treatment, teaching and counseling.  Trains restorative aides, center health aides and home care aides to support restorative care plans.

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

  1. Conducts initial assessments and reassessments, upon referral from team, of participant’s and functional status.
  2. Develops treatment program when indicated, sets goals and provides treatment.
  3. Records and signs treatments in participant’s medical record; records, signs and dates “Progress Notes.”
  4. Reviews assessments and discharges participants when appropriate.
  5. Actively functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team; participates in case conferences when necessary.
  6. Provides training to family members, friends, representatives and staff for those parts of the treatment plan that will need to be carried out by them.
  7. Provides supervision to program aides and other staff who are implementing the OT treatment plan.
  8. Performs duties as assigned.

Employment Specifications:

Education/Experience:  Graduate of an approved OT curriculum with a Bachelor’s degree in OT.  Must have 2 years’ experience as an OT, minimum 1 year experience working with frail/elderly population.

Licensure, registry or certification required:  Current North Dakota Occupational Therapy License 

Special Training:  Must be able to work effectively within a team environment.  Must be able to treat patients of all ages, including geriatric patients.

Physical Demands:  Must be able to move about freely, have manual dexterity and visual acuity to see, be able to hear and orally communicate.  Frequent travel with in service area and occasional travel beyond service area.  

Working Conditions:  Primarily inside climate controlled area with travel between sites regularly.

 


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Locations: Bismarck

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary:   The Nurse Practitioner provides primary care and continuous medical coverage, and directly provides primary care services to Northland PACE participants.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan care for and provide service to frail elderly participants according to assigned responsibilities and Northland PACE standards.

Primary Responsibilities:  Under limited direction and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations and policies, procedures and guidelines:
a.    Conduct comprehensive History and Physical on new referrals.
b.    Conducts quarterly History and Physical on established participants.
c.    Provides evaluation and treatment of participants during acute illness.
d.    Determines the need for and facilitating referrals to other medical specialists when deemed necessary.
e.    Discussing care guidelines with participants.
f.    Exercises judicious utilization of specialist consultations.
g.    Participates in rotating night and weekend call with other Northland PACE primary care providers.
h.    Participates in the development and revision of the participant’s plan of care as a member of the interdisciplinary team.  Integrates the primary care treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team.  Interacts with other team members to meet emergent and acute needs of participants.  Participates in discharge planning.
i.    Participates in quality management program activities, including peer review.
j.    Maintains quality documentation of all services provided.
k.    Collaborates with primary care physician and medical director to ensure continuity of care (e.g., during acute hospitalizations).
l.    Conducts home visits and nursing home visits as needed.
m.    Knows and adheres to the philosophy and goals of Northland PACE.
n.    Keeps confidentiality of client records, reports and discussions.
o.    Participates in formulation and maintenance of Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
p.    Participates in Northland PACE Committees as requested by the Medical Director.  May chair committees or task forces.
q.    Attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings and client care meetings as requested.
r.    Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.
s.    Utilizes supplies and equipment economically.
t.    Informs the Medical Director of “unusual incidents”.
u.    Identifies nursing service delivery problems and uses good judgment in their solution.
v.    Is professional in manner in the clinical area; recognizes own limits and seeks help and guidance from the Medical Director as appropriate.
w.    Maintains licensure and certification and pursues professional growth through continuing education.


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Locations: Bismarck

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary:  Under the general direction of the Northland PACE Program Board of Directors and the Executive Director, responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of the Quality Improvement (QI) Program.

Primary Responsibilities: The duties of the Quality Management Coordinator shall include, but are not limited to:  

  1. Gain Northland PACE Board approval of the annual QI plan.
  2. Develops and implements annual Quality Improvement (QI) plan, inclusive of associated audits, in conjunction the Quality Improvement Steering Committee (QISC), which is inclusive of the President, Executive Director, Medical Director and Compliance Manager.
  3. Provide for monthly review (CMS regulation) of indicators contained within the QI plan which may include correspondence, memos, reports, maintenance of files and/or records pertaining to QI plan and the Quality Improvement (QI) Teams/QISC.
  4. Collaborates with Executive Director and Medical Director to plan, organize, direct, and lead personnel and work processes of the QI plan and related initiatives.
  5. Engage leadership, staff, and providers in QI methodology such as PDSA to align critical work processes, performance and outcome goals, and regulatory requirements.
  6. Maintains all processes associated to the maintenance of the Northland PACE Policy and Procedure Manual, ensuring the proper review and approval of all policies through the QISC.
  7. Compliance to policy and procedure as spelled out within the Northland PACE Policy and Procedures through documented surveillance, data collection and analysis; responding to identified issues, reporting and making recommendations to the QISC and Executive Director.
  8. Conducts oversight of the trending analysis of participant and employee satisfaction and feedback surveys. Reports participant and employee satisfaction trending to Executive Director for QI opportunities.
  9. Has responsibility for planning, preparation, and reporting in relation to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) PACE Audit Process and Data Request to ensure readiness for CMS Audits and ensures that Corrective Action Plans (CAPS) are implemented, followed, audited and recorded in a timely manner.
  10. Oversight of and accountable for all required reporting to CMS via HPMS, SAA, board of directors, participant advisory committee, staff, participants, and ensures accuracy of data being reported.
  11. Review of and track the completion of Level I and II Reporting.
  12. Accountable to ensure all required DataPACE3 indicators and ensures accuracy of data being reported.
  13. Assist in the development of and responsible to sustaining risk management programming. Utilizing data collected on adverse events, near misses, and unsafe conditions, and at risk behaviors to report and identify opportunities for staff education, leadership involvement for systems improvement, to reduce probability of future recurrence, and performance of root cause analysis.
  14. Completes all other duties as assigned; The position may be modified as structure and implementation may require the addition of needed duties to be more effective with quality in the near future.

Education:  Baccalaureate Degree in health-related field from a recognized college or university.

Experience:  At least 5 years’ experience in quality management.

Licensure, registry or certification required:  Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) preferred, not required.

Special Training:  Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.  Must be able to communicate effectively.  Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational skills and process management skills. Ability to adapt to change in a positive/professional manner.

Physical Demands:  Must be able to see, hear, and verbally communicate.  Must be able to move about freely and possess manual dexterity and visual acuity.  Moderate travel, local, state and national. Sedentary for long periods of time.

Working Conditions:  Primarily inside, well-lit, climate controlled environments, including all PACE sites, and NHA businesses.

Number and type of employees supervised:  Data Analyst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Locations: Dickinson

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: Responsible for all contacts with potential participants from Inquiry to Enrollment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluate potential prospects for enrollment to the PACE program and coordinate the Intake and Enrollment process with the potential participant, family members, and/or referral source. Make referrals to community resources as appropriate.
  2. Determine funding sources such as Medicaid, Medicare and or private pay.
  3. Responsible for following up with potential enrollment prospects.
  4. Collect and maintain intake/enrollment statistical information for reporting purposes.
  5. Facilitates communication with and provides information regarding social, emotional and cultural factors of potential enrollees.
  6. Assists with marketing activities as necessary may include, presentations, booth events, health fairs, etc.  Knows and adheres to the philosophy of Northland PACE.         

Education/Training:  Minimum Associate’s Degree.  Experience may be substituted for educational requirement. 

Physical Demands:  Must be able to see, hear and verbally communicate.  Must be able to move about freely and posess manual dexterity and visual acuity. 

Working Conditions:  Primarily inside, well-lit, climate controlled environment.  Potential exposure to infectious diesease and environmental hazards.  Occational home visits.

 

 


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