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Nurse Practitioner-Growing Elder Services PACE Program

Worcester, MA

Details

Hiring Company

Fallon Health Website

Positions Available

Full Time

No recruiters please


Position Description

Summit ElderCare is the only program of its kind in central Massachusetts. Summit ElderCare started as part of a PACE demonstration project, and is one of Eight PACE programs in the State. There are more than 118 PACE programs nationwide.  And, although Fallon Community Health Plan sponsors Summit ElderCare, a participant does not have to be an FCHP member to enroll.

Summit ElderCare is committed to maximizing the dignity and respect of older adults and to enable elders to remain in their homes and in their communities as long as medically and socially feasible. Summit ElderCare enhances their quality of life and their autonomy. Summit ElderCare preserves and supports the elderly adult's family as an integral part of this mission.

Provides primary health care to Summit ElderCare program participants focusing on disease prevention and/or stabilization, and management of chronic and episodic illness in collaboration with the program’s primary care physician providers. Works with the interdisciplinary team to establish realistic and measurable goals and to develop and manage individualized plans of care for program participants. Participates in the SE weekday after hours coverage program.

Highlights of Summit ElderCare

  • Primary care physicians and staff with expertise in geriatrics (the care of older adults)
  • Specialty care
  • Full prescription drug coverage
  • 100% hospitalization coverage
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Adult day health program
  • Medical transportation
  • Family caregiver support
  • Specialized dementia and geriatric care

Education: Masters Degree in Nursing and a graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. Maintain (and further develop when appropriate) competency in clinical practice through self study and attendance at educational programs.

License/Certification: Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing as a NP. National Board Certification as a Geriatric, Adult, or Family Nurse Practitioner

Experience: Three or more years of Nurse Practitioner experience in both an office setting and a long term care setting preferred,  Previous experience with an interdisciplinary approach to care management. Facile with Electronic Health Records.


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