Advocates

Registered Nurse (RN) - Bilingual English/Spanish

Job Locations US-MA-Framingham
Job ID
2018-4056
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40

Overview

The Registered Nurse (RN) at the Adult Family Care Program (AFC) assists caregivers in all aspects of medical health concerns pertaining to the member, including advocating with physicians and other health care providers.  The RN provides mobile case management, medical teaching and training to caregivers and members, utilizing English and Spanish fluency skills.

 

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. 

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Responsibilities

  • Support the development and growth of all members served in the program.
  • Ensure that the program meets and complies with all applicable Adult Foster Care Medicaid regulations; oversee compliance of caregivers with mandated trainings.
  • Liaise with other supporting departments and outside agencies to ensure proper care management.
  • Participate in interviewing, selection and evaluation of caregivers.  Train and supervise caregivers in their responsibilities. Conduct pre-employment orientations and provide ongoing training to AFC caregivers.
  • Develop positive and collaborative relationships with members and caregivers; assess and address members’ health concerns in conjunction with the social worker and/or case manager.
  • Complete all nursing assessments and coordinating all other applicable clinical assessments such as MDS-HC and request for services.
  • Monitor the member’s health status through contact with the caregiver and home visits with each member.
  • Maintain accurate medical records, documentation and reviews to include the physician summary, daily log, vital signs, medication sheet, monthly nursing notes, and health records. 
  • Develop, complete and maintain member’s semi-annual health status report, Plan of Care, and annual Minimum Data Set assessment.
  • Oversee program’s medication management policy and procedures.
  • Oversee grievance policy for caregivers and members.
  • Plan and implement discharges from the Adult Caregiver Care Program.

Qualifications

  • Full licensure by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and two years’ experience in the direct care of the elderly or disabled adults.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and a strong focus on relationship building.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge.
  • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere
  • Must hold a valid driver's license and have access to an operational and insured vehicle with which to travel between programs.   
  • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

 

Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

 

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

Schedule

Flexible (40 hours per week)

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