PACE of Southwest Michigan is seeking a Full time or Part time RN to add to our Clinic team!
PACE Clinic Nurse
Type of Position: Full Time or Part Time
Salary Range: TBD
Reports To: Clinic Supervisor
RN Job Summary
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Coordinates personal and health care services for our participants onsite in the PACE clinic. The Registered Nurse has the responsibility for providing direct and indirect nursing care to participants in the PACE Center and in the community. Works under the direct supervision of the Clinic Supervisor or designee but is independent in the application of advanced nursing knowledge and skills in all settings. Manages complex clinical situations for which he/she is responsible. May be utilized in the PACE Clinic.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Experience: Has practiced nursing at least two (2) years; Two (2) years nursing experience with at least one (1) year experience working in a skilled nursing facility setting or geriatric care preferred.
Number/Type of Employees Supervised: None
Licensure, Registry, or Certification Required: Must possess an active, unencumbered license/certificate to practice in the State of Michigan; Valid MI Driver’s License; Possess current CPR certification by AHA
Special Training: Only acts within scope of practice. Meet a standardized set of orientation and/or individual competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Southwest Michigan and approved by CMS before working independently.
Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.
Specific Requirements and Considerations: May be subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, diseases, conditions, or hazardous chemicals, etc., including potential exposure to TB, AIDS, and/or Hepatitis B.
Ages of Patients Rendered Care: Adult, Geriatric
RN Key Responsibilities
· Assessment: Collects patient data and completes required forms in the medical record per PACE documentation policy; identifies patient’s overt problems/needs and sets priorities; identifies problems requiring further referral and/or follow-up; performs advanced nursing assessment using critical thinking skills. Monitor’s participant, family and caregiver ongoing functional/psychological status and appropriateness of care, according to the plan of care. Completes assessments as scheduled.
· Planning Care: Develops and implements plan of care with family and caregiver based on nursing standard of care while utilizing and communicating with the IDT; coordinates and supervises all nursing care for participants in all care settings (home, AFC, AL, SNF) according to program standards. Serves as a member of IDT.
· Managing Care: Assists in pharmaceutical management delivery systems, performs wound care, IV therapy, palliative and end of life care and lab specimen collection at participants’ living arrangements (i.e., home, AFC, AL or SNF), including on-call coverage. Other PCP or standing orders as directed.
· Evaluation: Records patient care delivered as planned and any variation, with appropriate rationale; makes and records observations related to impending or associated problems; implements nursing measures related to impending or associated problems.
· Leadership: Using nursing process, delegates nursing care to appropriate personnel; identifies opportunities cost effective measures into nursing practice; demonstrates active participation in QI processes; complies with policies addressing safe working conditions; monitors unsafe working conditions; recognizes inappropriate and/or ineffective patient care management, resolves issue/problem and completes written reports.
· Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Attends staff meetings and takes part in participant care planning.
· Participates in quality initiatives for the organization.
RN Skills and Knowledge
RN 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to travel in all kinds of weather.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently move up to 50 pounds and perform physical demands expected while providing medical care for an elderly population. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus.