Location: San Diego
St. Paul’s is the leading provider of caring senior services since 1960. St. Paul’s strives to be the most outstanding and innovative senior home and service provider in California. We are dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual and social needs of the elderly and community, fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within the highest quality facilities, health care and programs consistent with affordable costs.
JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Enrollment Supervisor, provides medical and functional assessment in the PACE Center or in the home, to clients who are enrolling in St. Paul’s PACE. Downtown San Diego
Documents each assessment in 2 page format approved by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), tracks the progress of DHCS approval process, responds to DHCS questions, reports approvals to supervisor, documents denials and organizes appropriate documentation for denials per policy. Meets with Interdisciplinary team (IDT) as needed to discuss extended LOC recommendations and home observations. Documents and counts medications for reporting to clinic staff. Participates in health & safety denial process.
QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION – Graduate of a school of professional nursing. Current California Registered Nurses License, CPR certification required, BSN preferred.
EXPERIENCE – A minimum of one year’s experience in working with the frail or elderly population required. Shall have either training or related experience in the job assigned.
- Broad knowledge base of health care problems of the frail elderly.
- Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments.
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working environment.
- Skilled in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
- Skilled in preparing and maintaining records and writing reports, and responding to correspondence.
- Skilled in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.
- Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, medical staff, staff members and family caregivers.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to accurately complete documentation and track.
- Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS – Shall be in good mental and physical health, and capable of performing assigned tasks.
- Requires a full range of motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
- Requires standing, walking, pushing, bending, kneeling and reaching at arms length and overhead in clinic, rehab department and in community for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to transfer participants needing maximum assist of one.
- Requires the ability to lift/carry up to 50 pounds and push or pull objects exceeding 150 pounds, using appropriate body mechanics.
VISUAL, HEARING and COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS
- Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Must be able to document client medical needs in on-line software and forms.
- Must be able to communicate verbally with clients about the PACE program.
- Must be able to accurately present client medical needs to IDT.
PRESSURE FACTOR – Requires working under stressful conditions. Working conditions may be noisy and crowded and fluctuating indoor temperatures. Moderate pressure to meet scheduled appointments while dealing with frail and confused participants. Subject to participants that may have the potential for verbal or physical aggression.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS – May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, toxic substances, medicinal preparation, bodily fluids, communicable diseases and any other conditions common in the clinic environment. Subject to unpleasant odors and living conditions of participants.
- Shall attend in-service education program, including orientation, skill training and continuing education.
- Shall receive in-service training in first aid and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation within the first six months of employment.
- Performs initial assessments of clients at PACE center or in their home environment to determine their individual needs and documents for supervisor review and DHCS submission. Coordinates with the interdisciplinary team to determine PACE eligibility, arranges extended LOC assessment as needed, documents medication regiment.
- Communicates with care-givers and / or family and or case managers to clearly identify client behavior or needs.
- Reviews and Health & Safety denials with IDT to insure compliance with regulations and policies.
- Acts as a liaison between enrollment staff and IDT for complex cases.
- Attends meetings as appropriate.
- Follows all St. Paul’s PACE Policies and Procedures and OSHA safety guidelines.
- Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants, clients or families.
- Practices Universal precautions and follows all appropriate Infection Control procedures.
- Maintains safe working environment. Follows St. Paul’s PACE Safety Policies and Procedures.
- Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
- Performs other duties as required or requested.
If you prefer to fax your application and resume you may fax it to 619.239.1256. We also accept applications in person at 328 Maple Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Come to the 2nd floor and let the receptionist know you would like to complete an application.
To learn more about St. Paul’s Senior Services, please visit www.stpaulseniors.org.
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO CLEAR FINGERPRINTS THROUGH DOJ AND FBI IN ADDITION TO A DRUG SCREEN CLEARANCE.
St. Paul’s Senior Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer