Blue Ridge PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a community based program which provides patients with all necessary health services while they stay in their homes. PACE covers many different types of services including a day center, personal care in the home, Lifeline emergency response system, transportation to appointments, delivery of medical supplies, therapy, as well as inpatient services.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Home Care Coordinator, LPN. This position works under the supervision of the Home Care Manager. This coordinator is responsible for evaluating and updating the PACE Participant's Plan of Care (POC) as it relates to their home care needs, per the requirements of this position in the PACE Regulations. Is a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) and regularly attends IDT meetings. Conducts environmental home evaluations as needed and assists with the formulation of the POC for in-home care and services. This includes home care aide services, DME, incontinence supplies and respite care. Oversees coordination of care for contracted agencies of PACE employed aide staff. Responsible for day to day operations of in-home UCP services. In cooperation with the Manager, interviews potential candidates. Works with scheduler to ensure home care is delivered effectively and efficient with no lapses in service.
EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited school of practical nursing with diploma required.
LICENSURE: Proof of current LPN licensure in the state of Virginia in good standing required. Requires proof of current, valid driver's license in good standing and acceptable driving record, CPR Certification and First Aid training required and must be maintained current throughout employment.
EXPERIENCE: At least two years LPN clinical, skilled nursing, or home care experience required, three or more years preferred. Must have minimum of one year experience working with the frail or elderly population. Supervisory experience preferred.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Excellent communication skills both verbal and written; with the ability to speak clearly and communicate effectively to staff and participants. 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 as applicable. 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 withal 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 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, squatting, 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 memory, observes and must demonstrate memory for details. To also include knowledge of PACE regulatory policies, procedures and distinguish changes in patient. Must demonstrate good visual and hearing 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; occasional exposure to chemotherapy and radiation. Personal injury due to moving and handling of patients.
HOURS: Mainly Day shift between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, with other hours as needed by facility. On-call coverage after hours and weekends.
We offer a competitive salary, compensation package and benefits to include: tuition assistance, Health, Dental, Retirement, Life Insurance and much more!!!
A Program of the Commonwealth of VA