Location: Great Days for Seniors Adult Day Health Program – Roslindale
Title of Immediate Supervisor: Director of Adult Day Health Services
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center is currently seeking a self-motivated, Registered Nurse for a unique, exciting opportunity as the full-time nurse for our Great Days for Seniors Adult Day Health Program in Roslindale, serving frail seniors who live in the community. The day program’s well-integrated team provides a person-centered approach to care in a warm, friendly atmosphere. The nurse provides nursing services, oversees nursing and personal care provided by other staff, as well as helping to facilitate the recreational activities, socialization and other daily operations of the program day. All of the staff take responsibility for the well-being of the participants and the satisfaction of program participants and their families. The right candidate will demonstrate compassion, flexibility, cooperation and initiative.
Utilize the nursing process to ensure quality of care for participants at HRC’s Great Days for Seniors adult day health program in Roslindale. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to maximize quality of life for participants. Supervise other health care staff in meeting the daily needs of participants.
In addition, demonstrate a strong commitment to the philosophy and mission of the Great Days for Seniors program and recognize participants’ dignity and choice in aspects of daily life. Work with team to meet all needs of the participant by actively participating in activities, work and the social environment. Strive to make every encounter with a participant into a positive and meaningful experience, while providing safe and efficient quality of care.
II. Core Competencies:
- Delivery of excellent nursing care to participants
- Maintains excellent documentation and adheres to policy and procedure
- Strong communication skills with participants, staff and families
- Commitment to person-centered care
III. Position Responsibilities:
- *Communicate with participants, families, coworkers and other health professionals in a manner that conveys respect, caring, and sensitivity.
- *Assess participant to establish baseline functional status and identify changes.
- *Provide direct care to meet the physical needs of participants including but not limited to hygiene, comfort and nutritional needs
- Plan interventions to meet participant needs, in conjunction with the participant and his/her family, other members of the interdisciplinary team, primary physician and community agencies as needed.
- Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by primary physician and facilitate referrals to Outpatient Rehab Services.
- Support the psychosocial needs of participants, listen to questions, complaints, and consult with other professionals in problem solving.
- Document assessment data, participant response to interventions, and all nursing care activities. Develop participant care plan annually with day program team. Review quarterly and modify as needed. Oversee completion of nursing documentation by activity assistants or activity coordinators.
- Participate in and help to coordinate all daily operations of the program including: transportation between home and the program; transport to and from activity and dining areas; serving snacks; set up and clean up for snacks, meals and activities.
- Lead or co-lead activity groups or discussions as needed.
- Monitor supplies, equipment and the environment to promote participant and staff safety.
- Participate in all day program team meetings, quality improvement programs, and budget process.
- Act as primary supervisor of one or more activities assistants.
- Delegate and supervise nursing/personal care responsibilities of activity assistants and activity coordinators.
- In collaboration with entire GDS team, design program objectives and goals as related to all aspects of the day program
- Provide input to program manager as needed regarding issues such as marketing, budget, policies and procedures
- Provide oversight of the program as acting manager in the ADH Manager’s absence.
- Participate in the education of participants, families, and unit staff.
- Adhere to established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
- Utilize learning opportunities to remain current in nursing practice.
- Demonstrate initiative, and critical thinking in problem solving.
- Exemplify professionalism and exhibit values, which contribute to the achievement of the Mission of the Great Days for Seniors Program.
- The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, which would be in conformity with the level of the position. Completes special projects as assigned.
- Massachusetts RN License required
- Academic training at the Bachelor’s level in nursing preferred
- Experience working with the elderly and/or in an adult day health setting preferred
- Supervisory experience preferred
- Minimum of three years nursing experience required.
Please apply: www.hebrewseniorlife.org, Human Resources 617-363-8471 or call Suzie Kaytis 617-363-8515.