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Northland PACE – Bismarck

Part Time  -      : Open until filled

 

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.

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Northland PACE – 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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Northland PACE – Fargo

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: The Activity Director is responsible for the planning, supervision and implementation of recreational programs for the elderly, a part of a multi-disciplinary team providing all-inclusive care.  The Activity Director builds a sense of community and warm social atmosphere for the participants, evaluates their needs, and develops group and individual programming to meet those needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Evaluates the participant’s educational, emotional and vocational needs, Plans, supervises and implement relevant recreational programs to meet the needs of the participants, per the treatment plans developed by the Interdisciplinary Team.
  2. Builds within the Day Center a sense of community and a warm social atmosphere in which participants are able to identify a support team.
  3. Organizes and directs individual and group activities, reality orientation, exercises, discussions, clubs, field trips/outings, arts and crafts, music appreciation, etc.  Seeks input from the participants on programming they enjoy most as well as additional ideas they would like activities to pursue.
  4. Assists in orientation and supervision of staff/volunteers.  Fulfills administrative requirements; timely completion of evaluations/reassessments, charting, maintaining statistical records.  Active participation in the multi-disciplinary team meetings, fully appreciating importance of all voices as treatment plans are developed and enacted.
  5. Treats all people with respect, maintains confidentiality and strives toward service excellence.
  6. Participates in QI activities as appropriate.  Maintains current professional licensure by attending appropriate educational conferences.
  7. Knows and adheres to the philosophy of Northland PACE.
  8. Keeps confidentiality of participant records, reports and discussions.
  9. Participates in Northland PACE Committees as requested by Site Manager.
  10. Attends and participates in scheduled staff meeting and client care meetings as requested.
  11. Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.
  12. Informs Site Manager of “unusual occurrences.”
  13. Identifies service delivery problems and uses good judgment in their solution.
  14. Is professional in appearance and manner in the clinical area; recognizes own limits and seeks help and guidance from the Site Manager as appropriate.
  15. May serve as a role model for new trainees.

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Northland PACE – Fargo

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: Principal accountabilities include, planning, supervising, directly participating in and documenting all aspects of the nutritional care of Northland PACE participants.  Performs nutritional assessment and provides nutrition education for Northland PACE participants requiring intervention.  Acts as a resource to IDT.  Coordinates serving of meals, monitors/coordinates kitchen facilities to ensure standards are met.  Coordinates with catering services to ensure catered meals meet needs of Northland PACE participants.  Participates in Quality Assurance actives and committees, where appropriate.  Provides education to other health care professionals, as well as groups, as appropriate.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Performs initial nutrition screening upon assessment, developing care plans and monitoring participant progress.  Reassessment is done every six (6) months thereafter.  Interacts with IDT members, as appropriate, to accomplish these tasks at day center, nursing home or participant’s homes.
  2. Monitor monthly weights, taking into account medical diagnosis, drug nutrient interactions, changes in chewing, swallowing, mood changes, hydration status, intake, skin breakdown.
  3. Provides nutrition counseling for Northland PACE participants, using appropriate materials.  Discusses diet principles and other information as appropriate about shopping, food preparation, etc.
  4. Participates in educational activities, developing or presenting monthly group classes; developing or selecting/improving educational materials; or presenting in-services to own department or other departments.
  5. Participates in patient care conferences, multidisciplinary team actives, committees, etc. as appropriate.  Consults with MD/RNP and staff, making appropriate recommendations; treats all people with respect, maintains confidentiality of Northland PACE participants, and strives towards excellence.
  6. Monitor portion control; appropriate serving of food.
  7. Works on projects for the department, small or large, as appropriate; participates in department quality improvement activities.
  8. Understands and follows Northland PACE Program policies and procedures.

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Northland PACE – Fargo

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: Promotes and maintains health of participants in the community through teaching, counseling and appropriate preventative rehabilitation services.  Responsible for assessment of health needs and contributing to the plan of care, initial implementation of nursing care plans and providing nursing care, as well as periodic re-evaluation of individual and family nursing needs.  Provides technical, organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to efficiently and effectively coordinate the scheduling and communication of all aspects of the plan for home care.  Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan care for and provide service to participants according to assigned responsibilities and Northland PACE standards.

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

  1. Gives skilled nursing care and prescribed treatments to participants at the Day Center or in their homes and demonstrates nursing care to participants and families.
  2. Conducts nursing admission assessment to facilitate the admission and care plan process.
  3. Participates in on-call coverage to troubleshoot, advise, teach and coordinate the scheduling of participant care.
  4. Participates in the development and revision of the participant’s plan of care as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
  5. Manages medication system at Day Center by filling med sets, administering medications sent by pharmacy and accurately completing documentation process.
  6. Conducts periodic assessments and evaluations of each participant provides routine nursing care for ongoing or episodic illnesses, according to the care plan developed by the Interdisciplinary Team.
  7. Counsels and guides individuals and families towards self-help in recognition and solution of physical, emotional and environmental health problems.
  8. Makes referrals to other services when participant conditions or situations require the service of other professional disciplines or the products or services of outside companies or agencies.
  9. Compiles and uses records, reports and statistical information for evaluation and planning on the assigned programs.
  10. Maintains timely and quality documentation of all nursing services provided.
  11. May participate in a joint team/family meeting to discuss current nursing practices, concerns and suggestions for care plan update and/or revisions.
  12. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with other program staff, contact agencies and outside organizations.
  13. Communicates effectively with hospital departments to minimize hospital lengths of stay as appropriate, and allow for a smooth transition for the participant as they move from the hospital to alternative levels of care.
  14. Participates in quality management program activities, including peer reviews.
  15. Knows and adheres to the philosophy of Northland PACE.
  16. Keeps confidentiality of participant records, reports and discussions.
  17. Participates in Northland PACE Committees as requested by Director of Nursing.
  18. Advises the Director of Nursing in ways and means to establish better accountability of Northland PACE services to participants and referral sources.
  19. Attends and participates in scheduled staff meeting and client care meetings as requested.
  20. Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.
  21. Informs Director of Nursing of “unusual occurrences.”
  22. Identifies nursing service delivery problems and uses good judgment in their solution.
  23. 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 staff members.
  24. Maintains applicable licensure and certification and pursues professional growth through continuing education process.

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Northland PACE – Bismarck

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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Northland PACE – Bismarck

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: Supervises Northland PACE nursing staff to ensure regulatory compliance and quality while maintaining an optimal level of independence for participants.  Works within an Interdisciplinary Care Team setting and is responsible for the implementation of nursing care plan and coordination of nursing 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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Northland PACE – 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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Northland PACE – Minot

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: Supervises Northland PACE nursing staff to ensure regulatory compliance and quality while maintaining an optimal level of independence for participants.  Works within an Interdisciplinary Care Team setting and is responsible for the implementation of nursing care plan and coordination of nursing services. 

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

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


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Northland PACE – Minot

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.  
7.    Knows and adheres to the philosophy of Northland PACE.


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Northland PACE – Minot

Part 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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Northland PACE – Bismarck

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: Responsible for the coordination of all home care services for PACE participants in their home.  

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

a.    Assesses participants’ home care needs and completes Case Manager Assessment during intake, semi-annual and annual re-evaluations, as needed.
b.    Collaborates with participant and participant’s family and/or designated contact regarding plan of care 
c.    Arranges for all home care services to participants including but not limited to: nursing visits, certified nursing assistant visits, laundry services, housekeeping services, shopping, 
d.    Coordinates all Durable Medical Equipment in participant’s home 
e.    Ensure the participant has all service interventions implemented to remain living safely in their home according to care plan
f.    Ensures participants care plan is reflective of all interventions that occur in participants’ home
g.    Participates in weekly interdisciplinary team meeting by giving an accurate picture of participant home environment.
h.    Collaborates with other PACE disciplines regarding participants medical and psychosocial needs at home.
i.    Attends outside medical appointments with participants when an escort is required
j.    Maintains accurate records of all services in EMR for care provided to participants at home.
k.    Assists with teaching and training caregivers regarding home care needs of participants.
l.    Completes PASSR screening initially and annually.
m.    Assists at intake and enrollment assessment with coordination of enrollment process. 


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Northland PACE – Fargo

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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Northland PACE – Bismarck

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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