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The Aging Services Access Point Registered Nurse (ASAP RN) will complete the duties required by the Clinical Assessment and Eligibility (CAE) and Comprehensive Screening and Service Model (CSSM) contract with MassHealth and the Massachusetts State Home Care Program. The RN must be knowledgeable about programs and services available to consumers in Minuteman Senior Services' service area of 16 communities. The RN participates in interdisciplinary meetings with service providers and healthcare professionals.
Review referrals provided by Care Managers for each consumer determined to be in need of home care services, participate in Case Interdisciplinary Reviews, and consultations with Care Managers as needed.
Conduct initial home visits to assess and develop the personal care plan.
Provide yearly reassessments as deemed appropriate by state guidelines and interdisciplinary conference.
Serve as a consultant to our Protective Services program on health-related issues.
Provide pre-admission screening of Medicaid consumers seeking long-term care services with the consideration of a community-based alternative plan which may require an in-home assessment.
Track consumers who have been deemed ineligible for nursing home placement either due to alternative community services or not meeting the Medicaid regulations for long-term nursing home placement.
Process cases of all screening requests according to MassHealth and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) provisions.
Provide on-site meetings at skilled nursing facilities to meet the requirements of the CSSM and the Long-Term Care Options program for possible discharge and ASAP service coordination.
Assist with provision of health care related in-service training to ASAP personnel.
Assess consumers for CAE for all MassHealth and State Home Care Programs.
Accountability: Demonstrates and communicates a high level of responsibility for and commitment to achieving results.
Customer Service Orientation: Learns internal/external customer and consumer needs and how best to meet them. Responds to requests in a timely and thorough manner; does what is necessary to ensure consumer satisfaction; prioritizes consumer needs.
Communication Skills: Listens, speaks, and writes clearly and concisely; ensures all involved are kept informed about developments and plans; shares ideas and information with others who might find them useful; keeps supervisor informed about progress and problems.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Recognizes and accurately evaluates the signs of a problem and utilizes available resources to resolve; analyzes current procedures for possible improvements; notifies supervisor of problems in a timely manner.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Demonstrates willingness to work with others toward a common goal as opposed to working in competition with others.
Time Management: Organizes and schedules people and tasks demonstrating the ability to balance requisite number of home visits per month with maintenance of notes; regularly produces accurate, thorough, professional work.
REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred; Massachusetts license as a Registered Nurse required;
3+ years clinical experience, one of which must be in community nursing, or an additional 2+ years of community or long-term care experience if no Bachelor's degree;
Valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle to travel for home visits and to area nursing homes.
Must be willing to complete the Alzheimer's Association training in Habilitation Therapy within the first year of employment.
Experience inputting notes into a complex database (SIMS) is helpful..