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Part-Time Registered Nurse - Adult Foster Care Program

Company: Tempus Unlimited Inc
Location: Stoughton
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Summary/Objective
As a part-time (up to 20 hours per week) Registered Nurse for our Adult Foster Care Program you will evaluate, teach and support a caregiver and member in their home.
Essential Functions

Completing and signing the designated screening tool as required under 130 CMR 408.416 (C) for MassHealth payment.
Completing the MDS-HC and other nursing assessments and coordinating all other applicable clinical assessments.
Developing and reviewing on an ongoing basis each member's AFC plan of care initially upon admission and then yearly or upon significant change and send an updated copy to the member's physician for review.
Selecting, training, evaluation, and supervising AFC caregivers in conjunction with the Care Manager.
Reviewing the physician summary.
Monitoring the health status of all members and documenting those findings in the member's medical record, to ensure that all needed AFC is properly delivered.
Reporting changes in the health status of any member to the member's physician.
Periodically reviewing AFC caregiver logs.
Conducting on-site visits with each member at the qualified setting bimonthly (alternating with the bimonthly visit by the care manager) for Level I, and monthly or more often as the member's condition warrants for Level II.
Completing a nursing progress note corresponding with each on-site visit or encounter, or more often as the member's condition warrants.
Submitting a semiannual health-status report to the member's care provider.
Planning for and implementing discharges from the AFC program.
Conducting an orientation for each AFC caregiver or alternate caregiver before the AFC caregiver begins personal care.
Providing ongoing training to AFC caregivers on health and aging.
Coordinating the implementation of health provider orders with member, AFC caregiver, and AFC multidisciplinary team.
Education the member about hygiene and health concerns.
Must report all suspected incidents of consumer sexual/physical abuse and neglect to the Disabled Person Protection Commission (DPPC).
Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Competencies

Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with consumers, family members, co-workers and community professionals.
Ability to independently organize work and meet deadlines.
Ability to multi-task in a busy environment.
Ability to solve problems creatively, when necessary.
Excellent communication skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to adapt to constant change with a positive attitude.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work efficiently as a team player.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Patient Centered Care
Professionalism
Evidenced Based Practice
Quality Improvement/Technological competence

Preferred Experience

Must have at least two years' recent experience in the direct care of the elderly or people with disabilities.

Required Education

Registered Nurse must be fully licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing
Associates or Bachelor's degree and/or experience serving people with disabilities

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Travel

Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation

Work Authorization/Security Clearance
All offers of employment made by Tempus Unlimited are contingent upon satisfactory background check results. Pre-employment background checks will be conducted on all candidates that are offered a position at the agency in compliance with program policy as well as state and federal regulations. From time to time, these checks may be conducted on current employees to ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations and contracts.
EEO Statement
Equal Employment Opportunity is a fundamental principle at CP where employment from recruiting through the end of employment is based upon professional capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, disability or any other characteristic as established by law.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Other Duties
Note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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