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Fallon Health SE Intake LPN in Springfield, Massachusetts

Overview

About Fallon Health:

Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products. For more information, visit fallonhealth.org.

About Summit ElderCare :

Fallon Health operates the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in New England and the fifth largest in the country. Called Summit ElderCare, Fallon’s PACE helps provide older adults and their caregivers with a welcome alternative to nursing home care. Participants in Summit ElderCare have access to comprehensive medical services and social support at a Summit ElderCare site while they keep the independence of living in their own homes and communities.

Brief Summary of Purpose:

The SE Intake LPN will be responsible for conducting assessments of seniors in their homes throughout the service area to evaluate their medical needs, cognitive and physical functioning and limitations as well as their safety in their current living environment. In addition, the Intake LPN will work with the Intake SW and the intake team to determine what level of PACE services may be needed if the individual were to enroll in PACE. Works collaboratively with and is an extension of the PACE clinical team.

Responsibilities

Primary Job Responsibilities:     

  • Works closely with Enrollment Coordinator and Intake SW to schedule home visits with prospective PACE enrollees and their families/caregivers.

  • Along with the Intake SW and Enrollment Coordinator RN, during the home visit, assesses the prospect’s eligibility for PACE and their safety in the current living environment (i.e., assesses their ability to perform certain activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, toileting, meal prep, etc.).

  • Reviews with the prospect/their caregiver all currently prescribed and OTC medications as well as current medical problems

  • Reviews with the prospect/their caregiver all current providers including PCP and any specialists currently following the prospect and for what conditions

  • Reviews with prospect/their caregiver any history of falls, surgeries, ER visits and hospitalizations

  • Meets with Intake SW, Site Director and Provider to review findings and recommendations and participates in making enrollment decisions for PACE prospects.

  • In the instance of an acceptance for enrollment, collaborates with the Intake team (Intake SW, Site Director and Provider) to determine an initial PACE service package for the prospect and documents this in Nextgen

  • Documents all findings and enrollment decision outcomes thoroughly in Nextgen

  • Coordinates and schedules, in collaboration with Intake SW, Service Planning meetings with approved prospects

Qualifications

Education, Licenses, Certification, and Experience Requirements:

Education:

Graduate of an Accredited Practical Nursing Program

License/Certifications:

  • Valid license to perform Practical Nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • Access to reliable transportation to carry out essential functions of this role

  • Certification in CPR/Healthcare Provider issued by The American Heart Association or other accredited agency required.

Experience:

  • Three years’ nursing experience, preferably in home care, long term care or community setting

  • At minimum, one year nursing experience working with frail elders

Fallon Health Vaccination Requirements:

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, members and communities we serve, Fallon Health now requires all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status. As of 2/1/2022, all roles not designated as “Remote” require full COVID-19 vaccination and Fallon Health will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Fallon Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Location US-MA-Springfield

Posted Date 1 month ago (6/30/2022 1:39 PM)

Job ID 6926

# Positions 1

Category Nursing

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