Multicultural Community Services of the Pioneer Valley, Inc.

AFC Registered Nurse

Location: Springfield Office

Supervisor: Wendy Dagle

Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)

Responsibilities: 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 the personal well-being of each member served.

    1. Facilitate quality services through adherence to agency and AFC standards.
    2. Adhere to the Adult Protective Services
      and Disabled Persons Protection Commission’s Mandated Reporter Guidelines.
    3. Complete & sign the designed screening tool as required under 130 CMR 408.416 (C) for Mass Health Payment.
    4. Complete the MDS-HC or CDS and other nursing assessments and coordinate all applicable clinical assessments.
    5. Develop and review on an ongoing basis each member’s AFC plan of care.
    6. Select, train, evaluate and supervise AFC caregivers in conjunction with the Care Manager.
    7. Responsible for reviewing the physician summary.
    8. Monitor the health status of all members to ensure that all needed AFC is properly delivered.
    9. Report changes in the health status of any member to the member’s physician.
    10. Periodic review AFC caregiver logs.
    11. Conduct on-site home visits with each member at the qualified setting as required by regulation;
    12. Complete nursing progress note corresponding with each on-site visit or encounter, or more often as the member’s condition warrants.
    13. Submit a semiannual health-status report to the member’s primary care physician.
    14. Plan for and implement discharges from the AFC program.
    15. Conduct an orientation for each AFC caregiver before the AFC caregiver begins personal care.
    16. Provide ongoing training to AFC caregivers on health and aging and ensure other required training is met.
    17. Adhere to agency/personnel and AFC policies and follow emergency and on-call procedures.
    18. Participate in conferences, workshops, and related training to stay abreast of developments in the field.
    19. Represent MCS as needed within the community & with other agencies/organizations with similar objectives.
    20. Practice HIPPA Privacy Rules and the agency’s health information policies and procedures

Requirements: The Registered Nurse must be fully licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and has a minimum of two years of recent professional healthcare experience working with elderly or disabled adults. RN must also have a valid driver’s license and access to an automobile

                                                            If you have any questions please contact Wendy Dagle at (413)782-2500 Ext. 312

                                                                                        Please Respond by Friday, November 25, 2022