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Locations: Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Minot

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

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

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

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


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Locations: Bismarck, Minot

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

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

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

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


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Locations: Bismarck, Dickinson, Minot

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

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

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

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

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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

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:  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.

Employment Specifications:

 

Education/Experience:

Master’s Degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Licensure, registry or certification required:

Must maintain current licensure/certification within scope of practice.

Special Training:

Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.  Must be able to communicate effectively.  Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.  Ability to adapt to change in a positive/professional manner. Must possess problem-solving skills.  Must meet standardized competencies for standards of medical care and established for position.  Must be medically cleared for communicable diseases.  Must have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.

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. Frequent home and hospital visits.


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Locations: Bismarck

Full Time  -      : Open until filled

 

Job Summary: The Activity Assistant assists with the planning and implementation of recreational programs for the elderly, as part of an Interdisciplinary team providing all-inclusive care.  The Activity Assistant helps to build a sense of community and warm social atmosphere for the participants, assists in evaluating their needs and assists with developing group and individual programming to meet those needs.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in evaluating the participants’ educational, emotional and vocational needs.  Assists with planning and implementing relevant recreational programs to meet the needs of the participants, per the treatment plans developed by the Interdisciplinary Team.
  2. Helps to build within the Day Center a sense of community and a warm social atmosphere in which participants are able to identify a support system.
  3.  Assists in organizing and directing 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 the Activities Department to pursue.
  4. Fulfills administrative requirements; timely completion of evaluations/reassessments, charting, maintaining statistical records. 
  5. Treats all people with respect, maintains confidentiality and strives towards service excellence.
  6. Participates in QA activities as appropriate.  Maintains current professional licensure/certifications by attending appropriate educational conferences.
  7. Assists with coordinating with various community resources to add diversity and enrich the recreational program by involving organizations, groups and schools in celebration of special occasions and events.
  8. Performs all other reasonably related jobs as assigned.
  9. May assist in providing general instructions regarding principles of activity/recreational therapy to staff members as needed.
  10. Attends appropriate conferences and in-service activities to keep abreast in the field.

Employment Specifications:

Education:  High School Education 

Experience:  One year with frail or elderly population. Preferable at least one year in adult social or recreational program.

Licensure, registry or certification required:  CPR Certification and valid North Dakota License

Special Training:  Must be able to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team. Must be able to communicate effectively. Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to adapt to change in a positive and professional manner. Must meet standardized competencies established for position. Must be medically cleared for communicable diseases. Must have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.

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

 

 


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Locations: Bismarck, Fargo

 -      : 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: 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:

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

Education:  Degree in Nursing, Social Work, OT, PT or other related healthcare field from an accredited college or university. Experience may substitute for degree.

 

Experience:  At least two years’ experience in healthcare field.  One year’s experience with frail or elderly population preferred.

 

Licensure:  If licensed, professional license must be current.

 

Special Training:  Must be able to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team. Must be able to communicate effectively. Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to adapt to change in a positive/professional manner. Must meet standardized competencies for standards of medical care and established for position. Must be medically cleared for communicable diseases. Must have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.

 

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. Must able to lift, turn, and roll over participants.

 

Working Conditions:  Primarily inside, well-lit, climate controlled environment. Will require travel in various weather elements (rain, snow, cold, heat etc.) Will require frequent home visits. Potential exposure to infectious disease and environmental hazards. Frequent home visits. Reliable transportation required.

 


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