Boston Senior Home Care
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title:                   Health Services Registered Nurse

Business Unit:         EOEA

Department:              Coordination of Care (CAE)

Reports To:               RN Manager

Classification:           Full-Time

Grade:                       11

Salary Range:           $65,000 (commensurate with experience)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective

The Health Services Registered Nurse, in the Home Care program, functions as part of the interdisciplinary case management team, and participates in service planning for Home Care consumers. Responsibilities include clinical assessments of consumers to determine their medical eligibility for programs funded by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA). The nurse also performs in-home nursing assessments to determine the personal care needs of Home Care consumers.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective

The Health Services Registered Nurse, in the Home Care program, functions as part of the interdisciplinary case management team, and participates in service planning for Home Care consumers. Responsibilities include clinical assessments of consumers to determine their medical eligibility for programs funded by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA). The nurse also performs in-home nursing assessments to determine the personal care needs of Home Care consumers.

Primary Responsibilities:

Essential Job functions: Duties ____1___ through __13____are designated as ADA Essential Functions and must be performed in this job.  All other job duties are secondary functions.

  1. Conducts nursing assessments and develops care plans for consumers referred for personal care; reassesses annually and as needed.
  2. Participates in the interdisciplinary review of consumer records and provides consultation to case managers and other staff members regarding medical and nursing issues, insurance reimbursement, and community resources.
  3. Collaborates with case managers to promote cost-effective community service plans.
  4. Screens consumers for Frail Elder Waiver eligibility and enhanced Home Care service programs.
  5. Reviews the initial assessment and service plan for all new Home Care consumers, and makes recommendations related to medical needs and special programs.
  6. Performs clinical assessments and screenings for Home Care clients in the BSHC area for programs and services funded by MassHealth, including nursing facility and ADH.
  7. Provides clinical assessments in nursing facilities to determine eligibility for MassHealth payment.
  8. Reviews nursing facility screening requests from BSHC hospitals and issues clinical determinations for same.
  9. Collaborates with Discharge Planner to support return of nursing facility residents to the community.
  10. Provides technical assistance and training in the screening process to hospitals, certified home health agencies, nursing facilities, and ADH staff.
  11. Develops and implements training presentations on medical issues for staff and outside agencies.
  12. Maintains collaborative relationships with agencies and institutions that serve BSHC clients, and maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
  13. Participates in and assists with outreach programs.

Competencies

  • Knowledge of the mental health, elderly, developmentally challenged and disabled populations.
  • Strong assessment, independent caseload management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with consumers, families and co-workers.
  • Solid computer skills and experience.
  • Must be able to carry a 15 to 20 lb. load to consumer homes and travel to the community to perform visits at consumers' homes under all weather conditions.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

General office setting with frequent travel to consumers' homes and nursing facilities within the City of Boston and surrounding areas. Occasional travel to meetings & conferences in the metropolitan Boston area.

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.
  • The employee must be able to carry a15 to 20 pound load.
  • The employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

  • Required/Preferred Education and Experience

    The minimum required job qualifications are:

    • Must have a valid Registered Nurse's license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Must have a valid driver's license.
    • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing or an Associates of Science Degree in Nursing and at least one (1) year of clinical experience and/or nursing in a community or long term care setting; or an Associate Degree in Nursing and five years of experience, with two years of community based nursing or long term care setting. This person must be supervised by the Nurse Manager, or
    • A Diploma RN and two (2) additional years of community-based nursing experience or long term care direct service experience. This person must be supervised by the Nurse Manager.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

Must clear CORI background check.

AAP/EEO Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled Boston Senior Home Care affirms and supports diversity and inclusion in our workforce and recognizes all EEOC Factors.

Other Duties

Please 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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