Multicultural Services of Pioneer Valley, Inc

AFC - LEAD Register Nurse

Supervisor: Wendy Dagle

Hours: Full Time – 40 hours per week

To support the overall mission of the AFC program and implement its philosophy and goals so that all levels of the organization, its activities, programs and plans recognize and utilize strategies to promote personal well-being for each member served.

  1. Facilitate quality services through adherence to agency and AFC standards. Adhere to the Adult Protective Services and Disabled Persons Protection Commission’s Mandated Reporter Guidelines.
  2. Lead, supervise and train R.N.’s in the Completion of the designed screening tool as required under 130 CMR 408.416 (C) for Mass Health Payment.
  3. Lead, supervise, and train R.N.’s in the MDS-HC or CDS and other nursing assessments and coordinate all other applicable clinical assessments.
  4. Lead, supervise and train R.N.’s in the development of and the ongoing review of each Member’s AFC plan of care.
  5. Support R.N’s in the selection, training, evaluation, and supervision of AFC caregivers in conjunction with the Care Manager.
  6. Support RN team in monitoring the health status of all members to ensure that all needed AFC is properly delivered and PCP is notified of changes in care.
  7. Periodic review AFC caregiver logs.
  8. Ensure on-site home visits with each member are met at the qualified setting as required by regulation; bimonthly (alternating with the bi-monthly visit by the care manager) for Level I, and monthly or more often as the member’s condition warrants for Level II.
  9. Review completed RN progress notes to ensure correspondence with on-site encounters.
  10. Oversee the submission of semiannual health-status report to member’s primary care physician.
  11. Support RN’s with discharge planning from the AFC program.
  12. Review and update medical orientation for each AFC caregiver as necessary.
  13. Provide/ prepare ongoing training to AFC caregivers on health and aging and ensure other required training are met.
  14. Adhere to agency/personnel and AFC policies and follow emergency and on-call procedures.
  15. Participate in conferences, workshops, and related training to stay abreast of developments in the field.
  16. Represent MCS as requested within the community and with other agencies/organizations with similar objectives.
  17. Practice HIPPA Privacy Rules and the agency’s health information policies and procedures.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned by AFC Program Director.

Qualifications: The Lead Registered Nurse must be fully licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and have a minimum of 5 years of recent professional healthcare experience working with Adult Foster Care for the elderly and DD/ID adults. RN must also have a valid driver’s license and access to an automobile.

For more information, please contact Wendy Dagle at (413) 782-2500 Ext. 312.