Registered Nurse (RN)- TELACU
SUMMARY: Performs supportive services to independent living residents in partnership with Resident Service Coordinator on-site.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned
Ensure the delivery of face-to-face interaction with residents to understand their supportive service and health needs.
Coordinate with the Enhanced Service Coordinator to engage with residents about the program and enroll interested residents.
Coordinate with the Enhanced Service Coordinator to ensure that outreach, enrollment, and initial supportive service needs assessment is completed no later than four (4) months of start of Demonstration. After this point, engage with any new residents within 14 days of move-in. Perform initial assessment for any new residents within 60 days of move-in, with subsequent annual reviews to identify residents service needs.
For current residents, perform a needs assessment no later than 14 days after interest in program, with subsequent annual reviews.
Annual needs assessments are required for all residents participating in the program.
Assess residents' ADL/IADL status while focusing on their functional limitations and chronic health needs.
Promote resident independence by establishing care goals for residents.
Serve as a liaison with primary care physicians, hospitals, or other health care providers, as necessary and appropriate to assist with self-care disease management, medication self-management, or coordinating care between different care providers.
Collaborate with the Enhanced Service Coordinator to develop a care plan using information gathered from residents assessments.
Collaborate with Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)/ Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) to ensure that necessary community-based supports are accessible and available to residents.
Communicate care plan to residents and caregivers.
Develop and oversee preventive health programs that are focused on optimizing ADL/IADL functions through exercise, diet, and other preventive health activities; teach medication self-management and self-care skills.
Discuss and design programs that focus on common health concerns, such as but not limited to: falls, incontinence, changing sleep patterns, etc.
Assist with medication self-management (in accordance with any applicable state laws) including assessment of individual residents to determine ability for self-administration.
Monitor transitions home following emergency department visits or discharge from hospital/rehabilitation center.
Collaborate with the Enhanced Service Coordinator to address resident issues, and networks with community partners.
Work with community organizations to develop targeted health promotion and disease prevention activities.
Participate in assessing and evaluating health care services to ensure that residents are informed of programs and services available and are assisted in the utilization of available services.
Availability to attend a 2-day training in person.
Additional hours may be required for a limited number of weeks. The housing site seeks flexibility from the third party contractor regarding the Wellness Nurses work schedule.
Other duties as determined necessary and appropriate by the research design
Wellness Nurses must not:
Procure, dispense, and administer any controlled substance.
Function as a direct care provider.
Provide direct treatment for health conditions.
Direct and supervise care delivered by other health-care personnel.
Duplicate services that would normally and readily be provided by a case manager.
If Wellness Nurse is a recognized advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), that person may not prescribe medications or perform other tasks that would otherwise be acceptable as part of an expanded scope of practice.
Other functions as determined necessary by HUD to meet the goals of the Demonstration and the independent formal evaluation.
Attends all mandatory meetings and in-services.
Exhibits clean and neat appearance. Follows dress code standards. May be required to wear a uniform as established by department policy.
Follows all safety precautions, including use of necessary devices or equipment.
Uses highest standards of cleanliness. Adheres to all infection control and Universal precaution guidelines.
May be requested to remain on premises during certain shifts when alternative coverage is not available; On Duty Meal Period agreement will be signed and employee compensated accordingly.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees must satisfactorily attain and maintain DOJ Criminal Record Clearance. Pre-employment drug screening and physical required; thereafter, an annual physical will be requested.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Current unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in state of practice.
At least two years of experience in managing or providing care of geriatric persons in elder care setting preferred.
Prefer at least two years of experience conducting Activities of Daily Living/Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (ADL/IADL) assessments that accurately and appropriately identify the functional limitations of residents.
Demonstrates knowledge of changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development, relevant to the adult and geriatric age groups; Strong interpersonal skills that will allow for successful collaboration and cooperation with Enhanced Service Coordinator, service providers, health care providers and most importantly, elderly residents and their caregivers.
Knowledge of legal liability issues relating to provision of in-home health related services.
Other qualifications as determined necessary by the research design.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and perform charting. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, residents and their families, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands 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 stand; walk; walk; use hands to handle, or hold objects, use a writing instrument and telephone; speak or listen in person. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; assist residents to balance, stoop, kneel, and bend; and smell if conditions are unsanitary.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals such as cleaning supplies and medical preparations. May be exposed to pets and pet dander.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Company Description
Creative Housing & Services (CHS) is the specialized affordable housing and property management services branch of the ECS not-for-profit family tree.
In keeping with the longstanding mission and core values of Episcopal Communities & Services, CHS puts its primary focus on the well-being and life-enriching care of older adults. We do this by owning and/or managing affordable residential communities for income- and age-qualified individuals throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.