Location: San Diego
Here at St. Paul’s PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly), we strive to be the most outstanding and innovative senior care facility in California. Our mission is to help frail seniors continue to live in their own homes with dignity by providing comprehensive medical and social services, at our Center and in their own homes. At St. Paul’s PACE, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion within the highest quality facilities, health care and programs consistent with affordable costs.
Position Summary: Provides primary medical management in collaboration with the St. Paul’s PACE Physician(s). Following initial and semi-annual assessments completed by the physician, performs additional physical assessments of participants as needed and develops and implements appropriate plans of care to St. Paul’s PACE program participants. Evaluates participant physical complaints and provides appropriate treatment. Provides participants and caregiver teaching and education. At the direction of the Medical Director functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). Rounds in the St. Paul’s PACE contracted nursing homes. At the Direction of the Medical Director informs the IDT of the medical condition of each participant, remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participant’s caregivers, as well as documenting changes in a participant’s medical record consistent with documentation policies.
- Certification as a Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority
- RN License – California
- Current driver’s license and proof of insurance
- Minimum of 1 year of experience working with the frail or elderly.
- Employees must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
- Provides primary medical coverage in collaboration with St. Paul’s PACE physicians. Following initial and semi-annual assessments completed by the physician, performs additional physical assessments of participants as needed and develops and implements appropriate plans of care to St. Paul’s PACE program participants.
- Integrates the primary care treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team. Interacts with team members to meet emergent and acute need of participants. Participates in discharge planning for acute and long-term placement.
- At the direction of the Medical Director functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team, attends, and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on care planning decisions and coordination for 24 hour care delivery.
- Evaluates and treats participants during acute illness. Manages participants’ chronic illnesses and conditions in collaboration with the physician(s).
- As requested and directed by the Primary Care Physician, manages care of participants in the nursing home: Provides regular visits as dictated by nursing home standards and participant need. Performs telephone contact with nursing home staff as required.
- Provides preventive health maintenance for participants, including immunizations, screenings and monitoring of pertinent indicators. Follows the St. Paul’s PACE clinical protocol.
- Prudently prescribes medications, therapies and other treatments for participants.
- Following consultation with the Primary Care Physician refers participants to medical specialist as indicated.
- Makes hospital, nursing home/or home visits when needed.
- Works with Medical Director, Clinic Coordinator to formulate clinical policies, procedures and standards of care.
- Assists with the development of, standards of care; performs on-going monitoring and evaluation of patient care practice and service delivery; provides guidance and training to staff regarding medical and quality assurance issues.
- Advises the Medical Director and Primary Care Physician(s) in ways and means to establish better accountability of St. Paul’s PACE services to participants and referral sources, keeps Medical Director aware of needed material and human resources as program expands.
- Acts as resource during intake of new participants and in the day to day operation of the center programs.
- Provides teaching and clinical support to St. Paul’s PACE staff.
- Assumes responsibility for professional activities and growth. Keeps abreast of current nursing knowledge, especially in the field of geriatrics by attending professional seminars and conferences.
- Participates in team meeting, staff meetings and monthly in service meetings.
- Participates in peer review with Medical Group.
- Excels at assessment of participant.
- Excels at reporting to attending physician patient’s course of events.
- Champions necessary and continuous changes in order to improve.
- Serves as a resource for patient safety.
- Takes it upon self to educate others related to policies and procedures when non-compliance is observed.
- Anticipates problems and acts to avoid the escalation of problems.
- Performs other duties as required or requested.
- Reports to Physician.
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 apply online, 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