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Northland PACE – Bismarck

Full Time  -      : 01/31/2019

 

Job Summary: Provides coordination of all medical care, personal care, skilled nursing and in-home services.

 

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

 

  1. Assumes responsibility for nursing care for Northland PACE Program participants at home.
  2. Assesses participants’ home care and medication needs and plans appropriate nursing care during initial, semi-annual, annual and significant change evaluations; and on an as needed basis.
  3. Communicates and works with home care nurse, medication nurse and CNA scheduler to schedule all home care needs.
  4. Provides input to the physician/non-physician practitioner about medical and nursing needs.
  5. Provides teaching and training to caregivers and Participants regarding home care needs and chronic disease management.
  6. Communicates and engages the Participant and family members in their health care.
  7. Works with social worker regarding family and caregiver stress in caring for homebound participants.
  8. Triages participants who are not able to attend Day Center due to sudden illness, perception of illness at home, or inability to travel.
  9. Is prepared for, participates and attends in weekly interdisciplinary team meeting by giving an accurate picture of participant home environment.
  10. Is flexible and able to adjust schedule to meet complex needs of participants.
  11. Provides teaching and training to homecare staff regarding needs of participants.
  12. Maintains accurate records of all services provided to participants at home.
  13. Updates weekend On-Call Nurse of any expected changes in service over weekends and holidays.
  14. Communicates and collaborates with ER, SNF, Foster Care and Hospital Facilities as needed regarding the Participants needs and plan of care.
  15. Completes level of care screenings for Participants annually.
  16. Acts as a participant advocate for all assigned Participants.
  17. Completes change forms for Participants for transitions of care.
  18. Provides coverage for On-Call as scheduled by Director of Nursing.
  19. Assumes responsibility for accurate information in the Participant's electronic medical record.
  20. Documents home care assessments in electronic medical record for initial, semi-annual, annual and significant change evaluations and on an as needed basis.
  21. Ensure accuracy of Participant’s allergies, medications and immunizations in the electronic medical record.
  22. Assumes responsibility for Participant’s plan of care regarding home care and medical services.
  23. Documents and delivers services for Participants’ outside medical appointments and nursing services that are provided in the home.
  24. Follow-up on orders provided at outside medical appointments and internal orders as needed.
  25. Document all services provided in a timely manner in the Participant’s medical record.
  26. Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth.
  27. Keeps abreast of current nursing knowledge, especially in the field of geriatrics by attending professional conferences and in-services.
  28. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, pre-care conferences, care conferences for assigned Participants
  29. Participates in scheduled staff meetings.
  30. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
  31. Demonstrates service excellence to all participants in job performance.
  32. Acts as a nursing consultant to other staff members.
  33. Maintains accurate records of visits for self and Home Care Staff for data collection.
  34. Other duties as assigned.

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Northland PACE – Minot

Full Time  -      : 02/28/2019

 

Job Summary: Responsible for all nursing services provided to participants at PACE

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Assumes major responsibility for nursing care to participants enrolled in the Northland PACE Program
    1. Evaluation Criteria:
  1. Assesses participants’ needs and plans appropriate nursing care during initial in-take, semi-annual and annual evaluations, as needed.
  2. Performs initial evaluation of episodic complaints related to health or care concerns. Refers to other providers as appropriate.
  3. Implements, directs, supervises, and evaluates nursing care for participants enrolled in the program.
  4. Provides input to the Home Care Nurse about teaching needs of participants and families regarding nursing issues at the Day Center that affect the home setting.
  5. Initiates preventative nursing care procedures as appropriate for the participants’ care and safety.
  6. Reviews charts to coordinate participant care and ensures the plan of care is carried out.
  7. Works with providers, coordinates and supervises appropriate health screening programs for participants.
  8. Collaborates with the MD/midlevel provider regarding plans and follow-up for specialty appointments and medical orders.
  9. Is prepared for and participates in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings.
  10. Is flexible and able to adjust schedule to meet complex needs of participants.
  11. Communicates regularly with pharmacy regarding prescription changes.
  12. Provides care to participants in a positive, nurturing, professional manner.

 

  1. Assumes major responsibility for safety and quality of care provided to participants enrolled in the Northland PACE Program.
    1. Evaluation Criteria:
      1. Is an advocate for participants enrolled in the Northland PACE Program.
      2. Consults with Site Manager and Certified Nursing Assistants regarding problems that require increased nursing input.
      3. Provides health teaching to participants with complex nursing needs.
      4. Provides teaching and instruction to Certified Nursing Assistants regarding changing needs of participants.
  2. Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth
    1. Evaluation Criteria:
      1. Keeps abreast of current nursing knowledge, especially in the field of geriatrics, by attending professional conferences and in-services.
      2. Acts as a nursing consultant to other staff and to the physicians.
      3. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and staff meetings.
      4. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program and/or St. Benedict Health Center policies and procedures.
      5. Demonstrates service excellence to all participants and co-workers in job performance and customer service skills.
  3. Assumes responsibility of tasks as assigned to function as a team and provide quality safe care of participants.
    1. Evaluation Criteria:
      1. Participates in the following tasks with other nursing team members:
        1. Rotates through call schedule.
        2. Set up and medication administration to participants.
        3. Laboratory specimen collection as ordered.
        4. Care plan updating.
        5. Progress note charting.
        6. Assessment of pertinent patient condition and documentation.
        7. Assists with ordering, setting up, and delivering medications to participants’ home.
        8. Maintaining adequate medication inventory for participants and day center.
        9. Ensuring proper medication equipment including adaptable equipment is available for participants in efforts to maintain independence.
        10. Any other assigned duties as needed.
        11. Has adequate schedule flexibility to meet complex needs of participants.
        12. Understands the designated nurses’ roles required to encompass the PACE team (see roles below) in efforts to cover in times of need.
  4. Designated PACE Nurse Roles:
    1. Home Care Coordinator: The Home Care Coordinator’s duties shall include, but not be limited
      1. Assesses participants’ home care needs and plans appropriate nursing care during intake, semi-annual and annual re-evaluations, as needed.
      2. Coordinates the implementation of all homecare services, which include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, personal care and housekeeping services. Ensures that quality service is provided to meet participants’ needs and all accepted program standards.
      3. Implements, directs, supervises and evaluates nursing care and care provided by certified nursing assistants.
      4. Provides input to the physician/non-physician practitioner about medical and nursing needs at home.
      5. Initiates preventative nursing care procedures as appropriate for the participant and family.
      6. Works with social worker regarding family and caregiver stress in caring for homebound participants.
      7. Triages participants who are not able to attend Day Center due to sudden illness, perception of illness at home, or inability to travel.
      8. Is prepared for and participates in weekly interdisciplinary team meeting by giving an accurate picture of participant home environment.
      9. Is flexible and able to adjust schedule to meet complex needs of participants.
      10. Acts as a participant advocate for all participants. Arranges for all home care services to participants including but not limited to: Meals on Wheels, certified nursing assistant visits, laundry services, housekeeping services, shopping and lifeline.
      11. Coordinates pacemaker checks, monitors CPAP compliance and medication management in the home.
      12. Evaluates home care provided to Northland PACE Program participants.
      13. Maintains accurate records of all services provided to participants at home.
      14. Updates weekend On-Call Nurse of any expected changes in service over weekends and holidays.
      15. Assists with teaching and training caregivers regarding home care needs of participants.
      16. Provides teaching and training to certified nursing assistants regarding needs of participants.
      17. Completes PASSR screening initially, annually, and every six months.
      18. Assists at intake and assessment. Enrollment Assistance: prepares enrollment documentation; provides information regarding the Care Plan and Care Conference to enrollees and family members regarding the PACE program. Presents care conference information, including format, time, date and location. Provides participant with completed home binder.

 

    1. Patient Care Coordinator: The Participant Care Coordinator’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:
      1. Prepares IDT agenda, leads/guides meetings, follows-up with staff on periodic set tasks.
      2. Prepare agenda and care plan for care conferences, notifying participants, family and staff of scheduled meeting time, date and place.
      3. Implements, directs, supervises, and evaluates nursing care for participants at the Day Center.
      4. Facilitates implementation of homecare services with Home Care coordinator and clinic coordinator, which include but not limited to the following nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, personal care and housekeeping services. Ensures that quality service is provided to meet participants’ needs and all accepted program standards.
      5. Provides input to the physician about medical and nursing needs at home.
      6. Initiates preventative nursing care procedures as appropriate for the participant and family.
      7. Works with social worker regarding family and caregiver in caring for homebound participants.
      8. Assesses participants’ care needs and plans appropriate nursing care during intake, semi-annual and annual re-evaluations, as needed. Responsible to complete physical assessments on a monthly, six month, annual or PRN basis on participants and refer them to the nurse practitioner or physician if necessary. Chart findings in software. Consults with other staff members regarding any concerns about appointments, complaints or other anticipated/discovered needs identified during assessments.
      9. Monitors software documentations to ensure complete charting.
      10. Complete PASRR Screenings upon intake, annually, and every 6 months.
      11. Monitors documentation and ensures care plan charting, (outcomes and progress notes). Assesses documentation for completeness and accuracy.

 

    1. Clinic Coordinator: The Clinic Coordinator duties shall include, but not be limited to:
      1. Provides input and assists with teaching needs of participants and families regarding nursing issues at the Day Center that affect the home setting.
      2. Attends participants’ medical appointments as needed to ensure continuity of care.
      3. Coordinates medical appointments, laboratory, radiology and medication orders to ensure continuity of care.
      4. Coordinates participant transportation to and from scheduled medical appointments.
      5. Provides input to the physician about medical and nursing needs.
      6. Tracks and coordinates immunizations of participants in EHR and THOR.
      7. Will communicate any information regarding infections, new CDC findings or other health information services to PACE staff.
      8. Assists with teaching and training to caregivers regarding home care needs of participants.
      9. Ensures that the Advanced Directives or Code Level forms are up to date annually.
      10. Requires working understanding of PACE medical software. Ensures accuracy of participant information. Reviews charts and adds diagnosis codes or pertinent information requiring scanning such as labs or physician notes.

 


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Northland PACE – Bismarck

Part Time  -      : 02/28/2019

 

Job Summary: Responsible for all nursing services provided to participants in the home as assigned by the Director of Nursing or Home Care Coordinators.

 

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

 

  1. Provides nursing care for participants enrolled in the Northland PACE Program as directed by Director of Nursing or Home Care Coordinators.
  2. Assesses participants’ needs and reports to Home Care Coordinator or Director of Nursing and carries out appropriate nursing care as needed.
  3. Performs evaluation of episodic complaints. Refers to other providers as appropriate.
  4. Provides nursing care in the home setting as care plan and Nursing team deems necessary based on assessment/reassessment of participant needs.
  5. Participates in preventative nursing care procedures as appropriate for the participants’ care and safety.
  6. Assists in reviewing charts to coordinate participant care and sees that the plan of care is carried out.
  7. Is flexible and able to adjust schedule to meet complex needs of participants.
  8. Charts all provided interventions in the electronic medical record.
  9. Provides coverage for routine evening and weekend cares as scheduled by Director of Nursing.
  10. Is an advocate for participants enrolled in the Northland PACE program.
  11. Consults with Director of Nursing and Personal Care Attendants regarding problems that require increased nursing input.
  12. Provides health teaching to participants with complex nursing needs.
  13. Keeps abreast of current nursing knowledge, especially in the field of geriatrics, by attending professional conferences and in-services.
  14. Participates in staff meetings.
  15. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
  16. Demonstrates service excellence to all participants in job performance.
  17. Maintains accurate records of visits for self to be used for data collection.
  18. Other duties as assigned.

 

Employment Specifications:

Education:

Associate degree or Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.

 

Experience:

 

At least two years as staff nurse; home and/or community health preferred.

 

One year’s experience with a frail or elderly population

 


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CNA

 
Northland PACE – Minot

Full Time  -      : 02/28/2019

 

    1. Gives specific types of nursing care under the supervision of the Director of Nursing. Carries out nursing –related procedures.
  1. Provides all appropriate cares to participants in the day center or at Participants’ homes as scheduled by the CNA Scheduler; including but not limited to toileting, personal care, foley care, colostomy care, bathing and transfers or positioning.
  2. Assists with transporting and escorting of participants to outside medical appointments as needed.
  3. Assists with transporting of participants to and from the day center as needed.
  4. Assists participants to transfer and ambulate as instructed by Nursing or Physical Therapy.
  5. Takes and records vital signs; including weights and alerts Clinic Coordinator or Home Care Coordinator of any vitals that are out of range or any changes in weight.
  6. Works one-on-one with participants to implement activity or rehabilitation plans.
  7. Provides assistance with one-on-one or list shopping for Participants.
  8. Other duties as assigned

 

    1. Cares for the physical environment.

 

  1. Maintains a clean, neat environment to enhance participant safety.
  2. Insures that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized, efficient and safe manner.
  3. Provides light housekeeping and laundry services for Participants in their homes.

 

    1. Participates in the responsibility for safety and quality of care provided to participants at the Day Center.

 

  1. Is an advocate for participants enrolled in the Northland PACE Program.
  2. Consults with Clinic Nursing, Home Care Nursing or Director of Nursing regarding problems that require increased nursing input.
  3. Follows the individualized care plans for Participants’ as written by the Home Care Nurse.
  4. Shares Participants’ concerns or dissatisfaction with CNA supervisor.

 

    1. Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth.

 

  1. Keeps abreast of current Certified Nursing Assistant knowledge, especially in the field of geriatrics by attending professional conferences and in-services.
  2. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and staff meetings as needed.
  3. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
  4. Demonstrates service excellence to all participants in job performance.

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Northland PACE – Bismarck

 -      : 02/28/2019

 

Job Summary: The Site Manager is responsible for the administration and coordination of services of the program. Responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of all activities in the PACE site. This person has responsibility for all disciplines and services provided through the center site. Including all administrative responsibility related to the direct operation of the center.

 

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

 

  1. Coordinate, or collaborate with Assistant Site Manger for the following services and activities and day-to-day operations of the program which include
  • Referral and intake
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Recreational activities
  • Health monitoring
  • Personal care
  • Transportation
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Social services
  • Administrative services
  • Meals
  1. Insures optimization of the Electronic Health Record.
  2. Implements adequate and optimal staffing
  3. Provides Leadership for the Local PACE Team.
  4. Plans and implements appropriate staff development.
  5. Responsible for site budget
  6. Facilitates the development of the participant treatment plan
  7. Facilitates managing and monitoring participant progress and decline.
  8. Ensures the Northland PACE Program QAPI program is properly implemented at the site in conjunction with QAPI Coordinator.
  9. Participates in quality team meetings.
  10. Develops and implements corrective action plans to internal and external audit findings.
  11. Participates in Ethics Committee meetings and provide council regarding ethical issues.
  12. Assists in the selection of contract service providers.
  13. Monitors quality of services.
  14. Participates in annual contractor education and review.
  15. Meets regularly with President/Executive Director, Marketing, and Enrollment Coordinator to maintain growth strategies and provide new enrollments..
  16. Participates in outreach activities when appropriate.
  17. Ensures that the program meets State and Federal regulations and are specified in Northland PACE policies and procedures.
  18. Responsible for all phases of data collection for Day Center as requested by the Executive Director, Compliance Manager and Quality Assurance Coordinator.
  19. Demonstrates an innovative approach to program development.
  20. Attends Northland PACE program staff meetings as requested.
  21. Completes RELIAS training modules as assigned within specified timeframes.
  22. Participates as an active member of the Northland PACE Program management team, and as such, serves as liaison between Northland PACE Program administration and direct staff.
  23. Participates in utilization management activities.
  24. Attends appropriate professional conferences and in-services.
  25. Keeps abreast of pertinent developments in the field of gerontology and PACE adult day services.
  26. Understands, supports and participates in the creation and implementation of Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
  27. Works to improve program processes and procedures..
  28. Demonstrates service excellence to all participants and staff members.

 


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Northland PACE – Bismarck

Full Time  -      : 03/31/2019

 

Job Summary: To maintain PACE vehicles, pick up and deliver passengers on a door-to-door basis to and from destinations according to a pre-arranged schedule.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Receives daily schedule and routing for the transportation of PACE clients.
  2. Directly responsible for the safety of all passengers from time of pick up to the destination.
  3. Provide participants with door to door service assisting passengers on and off the vehicle and aids in carrying passengers’ personal belongings. May assist only in chair to wheelchair transfer and dressing in outerwear only (coats, hats, and accessories).
  4. Sign and complete the transportation Competency and Cell Phone Policy acknowledging you have read and understood the information provided.
  5. Secures each passenger in the vehicle before the vehicle is moved.
  6. Reports to supervisor any special situation with a passenger or a passenger’s home to avoid potential problems.
  7. Reports immediately to supervisor all company vehicle accidents; passenger boarding, on-board, or de-boarding injuries; and any citation issued for any reason.
  8. Reports to supervisor by the next business day any accident or moving violations while in personal vehicle.
  9. Keeps interior and exterior vehicle clean.
  10. Inspects vehicle daily by completing daily vehicle inspection log with date and initials. Immediately report any defects or malfunction by completing the PACE Vehicle Work Order Request required for system evaluation and communication with the Transportation Coordinator.
  11. Responsible for security of the vehicle when in possession.

12. Completes Mileage log and Vehicle control sheets for all participant transports.

13. Does not accept money or gifts from clients for services rendered.

14. Report passenger or caregiver complaints by completing a grievance report.

15. Keeps in regular contact with drivers, transportation coordinator and receptionist by cell

phone.

16. Attends appropriate training and staff meetings as required.

17. Other duties as assigned.


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Northland PACE – Bismarck

Full Time  -      : 04/30/2019

 

Job Summary: Performs various participant care activities.

 

Primary Responsibilities: The Day Center CNA’s duties shall include, but not be limited to:

 

 

  1. Provides all appropriate cares to participants in Day Center as scheduled by the CNA Scheduler; including but not limited to toileting, personal care, Foley care, colostomy care, bathing and transfers or positioning.
  2. May assist with transporting and escorting of participants to outside medical appointments as needed.
  3. May assist with transporting of participants to and from the day center as needed.
  4. Assists participants to transfer and ambulate as instructed by Nursing or Physical Therapy.
  5. Takes and records vital signs in the electronic medical record; including weights and alerts Clinic Nursing or Home Care Coordinator of any vitals that are out of range or any changes in weight.
  6. Provides 1:1 supervision and care to participants in the Day Center as assigned.
  7. Provides assistance to Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy as a Restorative Aide as needed.
  8. Completes both center laundry and participant laundry that is brought into the center daily.
  9. Documents all services provided to participants in the electronic medical record in a timely manner.
  10. Provides dietary assistance including serving lunch as needed.
  11. Provides assistance with activities as needed.
  12. Maintains a clean, neat environment to enhance participant safety.
  13. Ensures that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized, efficient and safe manner.
  14. Is an advocate for participants enrolled in the Northland PACE program.
  15. Consults with Clinic Nursing, Home Care Nursing or Director of Nursing regarding problems that require increased nursing input.
  16. Follows the individualized care plans for Participants’ as written by Clinic Nursing or Home Care Coordinator.
  17. Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth.
  18. Keeps abreast of current Certified Nursing Assistant knowledge, especially in the field of geriatrics by attending professional conferences and in-services.
  19. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and staff meetings as needed.
  20. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
  21. Demonstrates service excellence to all participants in job performance.
  22. Other duties as assigned

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Northland PACE – Bismarck

Full Time  -      : 04/30/2019

 

Works with PACE IDT to assess and plan for nutritional needs of participants. Develop and maintain participant care plans in conjunction with IDT.  Attend scheduled IDT and care plan meetings.  Identifies high risk partiipants and plans for teaching and evaluation of dietary patterns.  Helps with planning for dietary supplements for high risk participants.  Provides nutrition care counseling to participants and or family members or caregivers.  Assess and address participant cooking and meal planning skills.  Provide direction as needed.  Monitors food storage, transport and service in the center to be in compliance with State health guidelines.  Coordinates nutrition care quality assessment performance improvement program by developing, implementing, and maintaining quality assessment standards in accordance with Federal, State and or other PACE guidelines.  Maintains current written case management nutrition records. Reassesses and updates nutritional records annually.  Shares information with IDT on a quarterly basis and as needed.  Provides and documents inservice education for staff of PACE program.  Recommends and evaluates policies and procedures relating to nutrition care and food services.  Assists with writing policies and procedures related to food delivery, supplements, nutritional care, tube feedings, emergency food plans and other nutritional issues as needed.  Complete all assigned education.  Participate in QAPi activities as assigned.  Keeps abreast of current dietary knowledge, especially in the field of geriatrics, by attending professional conferences and inservices.  Participates in IDT meetings and staff meetings.  Understands and follows Northland PACE program policies and procedures.


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Northland PACE – Bismarck

Full Time  -      : 04/30/2019

 

Job Summary: Coordinates all clinic services and cares that are provided to participants attending the PACE day center or that need to be seen in the PACE clinic for routine exams or problem focus needs.

 

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

 

  1. Assumes major responsibility for nursing care for participants enrolled in the Northland PACE Program.
  2. Assesses participants’ needs and plans appropriate nursing care during initial, semi-annual, annual and significant change evaluations and on an as needed basis.
  3. Triages participant needs in the day center and addresses needs that come up.
  4. Performs initial evaluation of episodic complaints. Refers to other providers as appropriate.
  5. Implements, directs, supervises, and evaluates nursing care for participants at the Day Center.
  6. Provides input to the Home Care Coordinators about teaching needs of participants and families regarding nursing issues at the Day Center that affect the home setting.
  7. Initiates preventative nursing procedures as appropriate for the participants’ care and safety.
  8. Reviews charts to coordinate participant care and sees that the plan of care is carried out.
  9. Schedules all initial, semi-annual, annual, significant change and problem focus assessments for MD and midlevel providers.
  10. Room and record vitals and subjective information as reported by the participants prior to clinic visits by PACE Providers.
  11. Coordinates with the midlevel providers, to provide all appropriate preventative health services for participants.
  12. Coordinates with midlevel providers and MD to ensure all routine immunizations are up to date and provides any needed immunizations in the clinic.
  13. Follows up with the MD/midlevel provider regarding plans and follow-up for specialty appointments and medical orders.
  14. Is flexible and able to adjust schedule to meet complex needs of participants.
  15. Communicates regularly with pharmacy regarding prescription changes.
  16. Provides coverage for On-Call as scheduled by Director of Nursing.
  17. Assists participants with personal care at the Day Center, to include toileting as needed.
  18. Empties Foley catheter bags as needed.
  19. Assists Participants with colostomy care as needed.
  20. Correctly collects and labels lab specimens and ensures that they are delivered to the lab for processing timely.
  21. Provides participants with routine cares including but not limited to catheter changes, nail care, ear cleaning and wound care.
  22. Assists participants with transfers and ambulation as needed.
  23. Clean and organize patient care rooms at the end of each day and as needed.
  24. Stock clinic supplies and monitor for reordering needs or outdating supplies and coordinate with Director of Nursing for supply needs.
  25. Administer routine and as needed medications to participants as ordered by PACE Providers.
  26. Document all services provided in a timely manner in the Participant’s medical record.
  27. Assumes major responsibility for safety and quality of care provided to participants at the Day Center.
  28. Is an advocate for participants enrolled in the Northland PACE program.
  29. Consults with Director of Nursing and Personal Care Attendants regarding problems that require increased nursing input.
  30. Provides health teaching to participants with complex nursing needs.
  31. Provides teaching and instruction to personal care attendants regarding changing needs of clients in the Day Center.
  32. Maintains a clean, neat environment to enhance participant safety.
  33. Ensures that supplies and equipment necessary for patient care are stored in an organized, efficient and safe manner.
  34. Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth.
  35. Keeps abreast of current nursing knowledge, especially in the field of geriatrics, by attending professional conferences and in-services.
  36. Acts as a nursing consultant to other staff and to the physicians.
  37. Is prepared for and participates in scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings.
  38. Participates in pre-care conferences, care conferences and staff meetings.
  39. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.
  40. Demonstrates service excellence to all participants in job performance.
  41. Other duties as assigned.

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Northland PACE – Minot

Full Time  -      : 04/30/2019

 

Job Summary: The Therapeutic Activities Center Manager plans and coordinates the PACE Program therapeutic recreational activities and manages the daily operations of the day center program.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

Interdisciplinary team participation:

    1. Performs an initial, semi-annual, annual assessment, and unscheduled assessments for all participants.
    2. Develops and continuously oversees, monitors, evaluates, and updates the therapeutic recreation problems, measureable outcomes, goals, and interventions of each participant’s care plan.
    3. Carries out discipline specific interventions on the care plan that address the medical, functional, psychosocial, and cognitive needs of each participant.
    4. Appropriately documents all participant encounters by recording interactions, signing, and dating documentation in a timely manner.
    5. Engages in effective communications, interactive problem solving, and the exchange of information between team members.
    6. Participates in daily interdisciplinary team and morning meetings.
    7. Participates in scheduled care planning meetings.
    8. Participates in initial, semi-annual and annual participant care conferences.
    9. Participates in required PACE staff meetings.

 

  1. Therapeutic and recreational activities management:
    1. Oversees the daily operations of the activities department.
    2. Develops and implements a wide range of activities tailored to the social, emotional, recreational, therapeutic, physical, etc. needs and limitations of frail, elderly persons.
    3. Plans and implements daily activity schedule, including, but not limited to: group, individual, recreational, therapeutic activities as well as activities both in and out of the center.
    4. Creates monthly activities calendars and distributes to participants
    5. Schedules outside entertainment and educational programs for participants as part of the therapeutic recreation program.
    6. Advises and directs activities aids of care plans and participant updates as needed.
    7. Carriers out (individually or with the support of designated CNAs) scheduled activities in the day center.
    8. Involves of participants in recreational programming as appropriate.
    9. Ensures daily documentation of service delivery for activities in the electronic medical record.
    10. Adheres to department budget parameters and keeps records of expenditures for activity supplies and equipment.
    11. Participates in annual budget planning.

 

  1. Day center management:
    1. Oversees the daily operations of the day center.
    2. Oversees the CNAs assigned to the day center.
    3. Gathers participant preferences around day center attendance.
    4. Ensures daily documentation of service delivery for day center attendance in the electronic medical record.
    5. Maintains a welcoming, clean, tidy, and safe environment for participants.
    6. Ensures that participant’s location is known while at the day center by enforcing check-in and –out protocols.
    7. Ensures that day the center code of conduct is followed by participants and staff in the day center.
    8. Performs the orientation of new participants to the day center.
    9. Adheres to department budget parameters and keeps records of expenditures for the day center program.
    10. Participates in annual budget planning.

 

  1. Day center meal service oversite (in the absence of an on-site registered dietitian or nutritionist)
    1. Collaborates with the registered dietitian (Bismarck) to oversee the daily operations of the kitchen within the day center.
    2. Collaborates with the registered dietitian (Bismarck) to carry out daily snack and meal service in the day center.
    3. Attends Serve Safe Food Handler and implements best practices and ensures they are followed by CNAs and any other staff engaged in food handling.
    4. Ensures daily documentation of service delivery for meal service in the electronic medical record or intake as directed by the plan of care.
    5. Oversees CNAs providing and/or assists with daily snack and meal service.
    6. Orders daily meals on wheels for participants attending the day center.
    7. Ensures that kitchen area remains clean and tidy.
    8. Ensures daily kitchen temperature logs are completed are completed per policy.
    9. Ensures daily food temperatures are completed per policy.
    10. Ensures that food storage (i.e. left-overs) is completed per policy.
    11. In collaboration with the registered dietitian (Bismarck), adheres to department budget parameters and keeps records of expenditures for the dietary program.
    12. In collaboration with the registered dietitian (Bismarck), participates in annual budget planning.

 

  1. Training and competencies provision:
    1. Performs training and supervises CNAs performing activities within the day center.
    2. Performs initial and annual activity competencies for CNAs or other staff conducting activities.
    3. Provides general instructions and education regarding principles of activity/recreational therapy to staff members as needed.
    4. In collaboration with the Registered Dietitian (Bismarck), performs training and supervises CNAs performing food handling/meal service within the day center.
    5. In collaboration with the Registered Dietitian (Bismarck), performs initial and annual food handling/meal service competencies for CNAs or other staff conducting food handling/meal service.
    6. Provides general instructions and education regarding Serve Safe food handling to staff members as needed.

 

  1. Volunteer management:
    1. In collaboration with the Site Manager, screens and selects volunteers.
    2. Oversees the orientation of volunteers.
    3. Supervises volunteers.
    4. Records volunteer hours and provides reports as needed to Site Manger.

 

  1. Other duties as assigned.

 


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