After successfully completing 90 day probationary period and continue performing at a satisfactory level in your current position, many employees are offered the opportunity to work a 4 day work week.
Monday – Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM with a 1 hour unpaid lunch = 35 paid hrs. per week.
The AFC RN provides elements of the nursing component of the Adult Family Care Program relative to the physical health of clients. Helps evaluate clients and caregivers and assist with program monitoring and helps to maintain placements.
1. At the time of referral, completes the AFC Central Intake Form and Participant Referral Form.
2.Upon receipt of referral contacts the client’s primary care physician to obtain the physician’s clearance for participation in the program.
3. Completes assessments of potential long-term clients within two weeks of date of referral to determine eligibility.
4.Complete Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Prior Authorization Paperwork.
5.As a member of the AFC team, recommends suitability of clients for Adult Family Care.
6.As a team member, participates in the recommendation of client/caregiver matching.
7. Once a potential caregiver is identified, participates in initial match visits as needed.
8.Initiates and develops client’s medical portion of plan of care within one week of placement and submits them to client’s physician for recommendation and approval.
9. Makes arrangements for visiting nurse and hospitalization needs of clients, as required, to facilitate appropriate medical care.
10.Completes caregiver telephone intake form when a referral is made.
11.In conjunction with the Case Worker, evaluates caregivers and makes home assessments to determine the suitability of the home and the caregiver’s abilities. Presents completed assessment to the team.
12.Performs the initial caregiver training related to the identified client and respite teaching as needed.
13.Participates in the planning and presentation of specialized training programs pertinent to the caregivers and participants, whether through quarterly trainings or in-home support.
14.Works cooperatively with other agencies in the health and aging network and represents the Adult Family Care Program as directed by the Program Director.
15.Participates in the Massachusetts Council for AFC in order to network with other AFC programs as directed by Program Director.
16.Advises caregivers and clients of community health resources (i.e.-ADH programs). Refers, coordinates and monitors the services they receive.
17.Maintain complete and accurate problem oriented records for each approved client. Maintains nursing documentation on potential clients.
18.Upon a clients’ discharge, completes the CDS-HC form as needed.
19.Reviews client’s plan of care in conjunction with the primary care physician annually and semi-annually to coincide with the client’s anniversary date for accuracy and updates.
20.Monitors caregivers to make certain they arrange routine medical appointments and yearly physicals for clients.
21.Makes scheduled monthly and emergency follow-up visits to clients and caregivers for on-going supervision, training, support and monitoring.
1. Have a valid Massachusetts RN License.
2.Must submit results of a physical exam completed within the past 12 months.
3. Must submit documentation of a tuberculosis screening within the previous 12 months.
4.Must have at least two years’ recent experience in the field of elders or disabled adults.
5.Travel/reliable transportation required; Valid driver’s license, insurance verification and comply with Motor Vehicle Report requirements.
Tri-Valley, Inc. is a private not for profit agency dedicated to enabling elders and individuals with disabilities to remain at home. Tri-Valley is truly a great place to work. We offer excellent vacation, sick and personal time off policies which allow for the ability to de-stress and unwind throughout the course of the year. After successfully completing 90 day probationary period and continue performing at a satisfactory level in your current position, many employees are offered the opportunity to work a 4 day work week. Tri-Valley has excellent benefits, including medical (Cigna), dental (Cigna) and EyeMed vision insurance, (Tri-Valley pays 75% of the monthly premium for medical and dental) LTD and not one but two pension plans (a 403b for your contributions and a traditional pension plan where 5% of your salary is deposited on your behalf.) Our Compensation Plan provides for annual step increases, merit bonuses and a competitive salary. Fifty cents per mile for all Tri-Valley work related travel. On a final note, the employees at Tri-Valley work hard, make a difference in the lives of our consumers, are respected for their work ethic and still find time to have fun at work. Please check out our website www.trivalleyinc.org for more information about us. Please submit cover letter and resume or mail to Human Resources, Tri-Valley, Inc. 10 Mill Street, Dudley, MA 01571. AA/EOE