PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) is a community-based program which provides patients with all necessary health services while they stay in their homes. It covers many different types of services including a day center, personal care in the home, home based emergency response system, transportation to appointments, delivery of medical supplies, therapy, as well as inpatient services.
JOB SUMMARY: Works under the supervision of the Senior Nurse Manager and is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the total nursing care of assigned patients. The RN utilizes communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making to create a care plan for each patient based on psychosocial and cultural diversity needs. Responsible for supervising and delegating personnel (RN, LPN, MA, UCPs) working directly with him/her to ensure optimum patient care and promotion of participants' health, safety and well-being. Manages the flow of the clinic by leading staff in providing medical and nursing care ensuring high quality standards. Coordinates services with the primary care team and acts a liaison with the family and/or caregivers. Triages and assesses participants as needed and acts as a gatekeeper for daily clinic scheduling. Provides skilled nursing care to participants, implements orders, develops appropriate plans for care and communicates participant's condition and follow-up to caregivers, providers and IDT. Teaches the participant, caregiver, family and staff in nursing care to meet needs. Partners with After-Hours Care RNs and Home Care RNs to anticipate and meet participant needs for assessment, care, support and education. Lives the Riverside Care Difference every day.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing - If hired, employee agrees to obtain his or her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree no later than 5 years (60 months) from date of hire.
Licensed RN or board eligible by the State of Virginia or compact state.
CPR Certification training required and must be maintained current throughout employment.
Must have minimum of 1 year working experience with the frail and elderly population.
A minimum of 2 years of RN nursing experience in healthcare, preferably in an acute, home care or long term care setting is required.
6+ years of LPN experience will be considered in lieu of 2 years of RN nursing experience.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to manipulate computer proficiently. The ability to give patient injections, start IV's, change dressings, using fine motor skills, precise hand/eye coordination. Ability to use computer software applications to enter patient data into electronic medical record and view information in systems. Must be able to assess the patient's condition, formulate a plan of care, select appropriate interventions, evaluate patient response to care/ treatment, and to explain and teach patients about their condition/ recovery. Requires higher level of mental faculties accompanied by short term and long term memory. Ability to hear body system sounds, alarms and verbal orders. Ability to touch to distinguish change in patients. Ability to visually assess patient. Frequent exposure to body fluids, needle puncture wounds and communicable diseases; occasional exposure to chemotherapy and radiation. Personal injury due to moving and handling of patients. Ability to develop positive interactions with patients, families, physicians and staff in order to effectively care for the patient. Requires constant (activity that exists 2/3 or more of the time) walking and standing, pushing, pulling, stooping, lifting and ability to move throughout the facility in order to provide patient care. Must be able to respond in an emergency situation. Ability to use lifting techniques/equipment. Must be able to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally (activity that exists up to 1/3 of the time) and or 10-25 pounds of force frequently (activity that exists 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
HOURS: Primarily Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm. Occasional evenings, weekends and on-call as needed to meet the needs of the patients and business.