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Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in response to God’s
love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social
Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt,
who are in need, or who have limited choices.
LSMNJ team members are dedicated to providing healing, hope and
hospitality, regardless of religious background through a
diversified social ministry program addressing many critical human
care needs. We are seeking employees that share those same values
and want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
LIFE Senior Care, a PACE program designed to assist seniors
with their customized healthcare needs, located in Jersey City
Medical Center, is currently seeking a full-time Registered Nurse.
This full-time position offers competitive compensation, a robust
benefit package and generous paid time off. Requires local travel
and in clinic care.
Rotating on-call responsibilities.
General Responsibilities: Under the direction of
the Director of Nursing, the RN will provide comprehensive nursing
care to our participants at the home and/or in the center. They will
perform the initial assessment, annual reassessment and change of
condition assessments of participants in the clinic or their home
environment and coordinate individualized plans of care with the
appropriate resources. The RN is responsible for implementation of
physician orders and plans of care; delivering education to
participants, caregivers and family; appropriately communicating
participant condition with LIFE staff.
Supports the mission and values of Lutheran Social Ministries
of New Jersey, which is: Through the power of the Holy Spirit, and
in response to God’s love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission
of the Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those
in New Jersey who hurt, are in need, or have limited choices.
sesses participant’s physical and functional and psychosocial,
needs, home safety, family caregiver burden, etc utilizing the
nursing process, professional knowledge, observations and
Completes assessment documents including NJ Choice Level of
Care, Home Safety Assessment, Home Care Skilled Nursing
Assessment, and other documentation required for appropriate data
collection and analysis as part of a quality assessment and
performance improvement program.
orks with other team members to develop a comprehensive
interdisciplinary plan of care based on the needs of participant
initiating attainable goals that are mutually acceptable to the participant/caregiver.
Communicates effectively with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)
on care planning needs and desired outcomes. Reviews and revises
goals and approaches to participant/caregiver in coordination with
interdisciplinary team members.
Communicates with primary care physician and clinic staff as
needed to coordinate medication, ancillary tests and functions
such as home blood draws as needed.
Directs the provision of personal care, nursing rehabilitation
tasks and other work of Home Health Aides and participant
caregivers in the home.
Coordinates the medication delivery and administration
processes for participants requiring assistance at home.
Coordinates with the Interdisciplinary team on obtaining of
Advance Directives; educates member/ caregiver on their right to
develop Advance Directives which may include Health Care Proxy,
Living Will, DNR, Durable Power of Attorney and/or Burial Plans.
Assess and instruct participant and caregiver on applicable
disease management and care directed to the individualized needs
of each participant under care. Ensure that each participant
understands their rights and the role of each member of the IDT in
Documents changes in the participant’s condition and details
care provided by completing all required PACE documentation and
ensuring compliance to Agency standards and policies.
Assessing participants in their home (HOME means where the
participant resides. This may be a residential or a facility) in
Hudson County. Travels to participants’ homes and/or other
facilities with varying environments (e.g., elevated buildings,
walk-ups, care facilities, single/multiple family homes, presence
of pets, etc.) using approved transportation options to deliver
direct care to the participant as appropriate within the regulations.
Provide oversight in the completion of initial and annual
competency testing for peers and home health staff as needed.
Participates in developing and organizing new staff
orientation, training and on-going in-services training for staff,
Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures,
results, and information about participants, clients or families.
Adheres to Lutheran Senior LIFE Healthcare’s Safety Policies
and Procedures and Universal Precautions.
Utilizes appropriate community resources and serves as a
liaison between the program and other community agencie
Provides nursing services in accordance with NJ Department of
Health and Senior Services requirements and nursing scope of
practice and guidelines, agency policies, practices, and procedures.
Documenting changes of a participant’s condition in the
participant’s medical record consistent with documentation
policies established in PACE guidelines.
Participates in PACE meetings including but not limited to,
interdisciplinary team meetings, family meetings, staff meetings,
in-service and training programs, and quality improvement activities.
Maintains flexibility in schedule including weekends and
holidays, responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in
workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.
Participates in the on-call process.
Complies with infection control and prevention principles and
practices established in LSL policies and CDC.
Maintains safe working environment. Follows Lutheran Senior
Healthcare’s Safety Policies and Procedures.
Participates in continuing education classes and any required
staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations
and any required certifications.
Treats employees, patients, and business partners with
respect. Fosters teamwork by trusting and supporting each other
while encouraging collaboration at all levels of the organization.
Embraces diversity and demonstrates the ability to work together.
Promotes a safe and efficient working environment by adhering
to agency policies and procedures.
Maintains confidentiality of all agency and participant
related information. Protects patient rights as defined in the
patient Bill of Rights.
Maintains proper attendance and punctuality to ensure that the
department is operated in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Adheres to departmental and agency dress code as outlined in
the organization’s policy.
Completes annual compliance and HIPAA training and exhibits
behavior as set forth by the LSMNJ Code of Ethics and Business
Integrity in the performance of duties.
Adheres to the Organization’s Policies and Procedures
regarding the Compliance Program of the organization and is timely
in reporting any possible concerns.
Follows all local, state and federal regulations as they
pertain to the position.
Adheres to the Organization’s Policies and Procedures
covering Privacy and Security in Compliance with HIPAA regulations.
Other duties as assigned by your supervisor, necessary for the
efficient operation of the department/facility.