Certification Required or Eligible
2 years of experience required
PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) is a community-based program which provides patients with all necessary health services while they stay in their homes. It covers many different types of services including a day center, personal care in the home, home based emergency response system, transportation to appointments, delivery of medical supplies, therapy, as well as inpatient services.
JOB SUMMARY: The Day Center Manager works under the direct supervision of the Site Director or Operations Manager with general supervision by the Senior Nurse Manager. A cooperative, supportive relationship between Recreational Therapy staff and nursing staff is necessary and expected to create the optimal environment needed and desired by participants in the Day Center. Responsibilities include supervision of UCPs, including maintenance of competencies and completion of assigned tasks. With Recreational Therapy designs a comprehensive program of activities (to address physical, social, emotional, educational and restorative needs) and developed that honors the participant's needs and requests and utilizes the full capability of the center and geographic area (outings). Oversees volunteers that support the activities of the Day Center. Provides education and direction to team members as needed, acting as mentor to new hires for staff. Attends interdisciplinary care meetings and provide daily participant updates to Universal Care Partner staff as appropriate. Completes assignments for team members working in the Day Center to include assisting with activities, van loading and unloading, maintenance of participant's personal belongings including name badges and wander guards. Ensures that participant's hygiene needs are met, assessment and evaluations are completed as ordered and any and all changes in participant condition are noted and reported to the Clinic team for assessment and possible intervention. Ensures facility's day center is clean and supplies are restocked. Meets with PACE Site Director/Operations Manager and Sr. Nurse Manager on a regular basis to review/discuss status of center activities and informs manager of any issues/concerns.
EDUCATION: 4 years college course work in Recreation Therapy (or state approved activity course) or Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) required.
LICENSURE: Proof of current LPN licensure in the state of Virginia in good standing required if LPN. Current BLS certification within 3 months of hire is required. Requires proof of current, valid driver's license in good standing
EXPERIENCE: At least two (2) years of experience working with patients in the field of aging, adult day care or long term care required. Must have minimum of one year experience working with the frail or elderly population.
ADDITIONAL: Excellent communication skills both verbal and written; with the ability to speak clearly and communicate effectively to staff and participants. Must be able to operate patient care equipment such as lift devices. Must demonstrate ability to perform required skills necessary for providing routine nursing care both in a clinic or home setting. Must demonstrate competency and ability to use computer and working knowledge of computer based software's as applicable. Able to handle difficult situations in a professional manner. Empathetic and compassionate attitude in caring for the elderly. Good communication skills necessary to positively interact with participants, participants' families, visitors, physicians and employees. Must be professional in appearance and manner, recognize own limits. Must demonstrate ability to work effectively with culturally, economically and educationally diverse populations in order to form positive work relationships and interact with all participants, participants' families, PACE visitors, physicians, and staff. Responds in a positive manner to direction and guidance. Seek help and guidance as appropriate. Serves as a role model for students and staff members. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Ability to move throughout facility and stand or sit for extended periods of time. Must be able to quickly respond in an emergency situation. Demonstrate the ability to respond quickly to emergency situations. Must be able to travel from client home to client home and enter/exit residence unassisted. Must be able to assist clients with activities of daily living that require frequent pushing, moving, lifting of clients, frequent positioning of clients, giving baths, and ambulating clients which may require much physical effort. This position may require climbing, stooping, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and restraining. Comprehensive knowledge of general nursing theory and practice, to include basic disciplines related to nursing (such as biological, physical, social and medical sciences) with thorough knowledge of the underlying principles of treatment and nursing procedures. Must be able to work effectively in an interdisciplinary teamwork environment. Must maintain working knowledge of organization, policies and procedures of the facility. Requires higher level of mental abilities accompanied by good short-term and long-term memory, observes and must demonstrate memory for details. To also include knowledge of PACE regulatory policies, procedures and accreditation standards required. Ability to touch in order to assess and distinguish changes in patient. Must demonstrate good visual, hearing and smell acuity in order to assess participant and directly observe employees for evaluation purposes. Must demonstrate the ability to hear sounds, alarms and verbal directions; assess and respond quickly to emergency situations. Frequent exposure to body fluids, needle puncture wounds and communicable diseases.
HOURS: To work primarily 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Must be able to work varying shifts - evening shift, weekend shift and on-call as needed based on participant's care needs.