The Boston Medical Center Geriatric Services, Home Care Program provides primary medical care and intensive nursing case management to homebound frail elders living within the City of Boston. The Nurse Care Manager position is a unique one requiring a variety of nursing skills in order to effectively provide nursing case management for a panel of complex, high risk, nursing home level older adults.
The ideal candidate needs to have:
- strong clinical nursing knowledge and skills
- specific geriatrics nursing knowledge and skills
- keen telephone triaging skills to evaluate episodic acute and chronic clinical issues with critical reasoning and astute clinical judgment to expedite appropriate care given the complexity of our homebound, high risk population
- knowledge of community resources
- knowledge of managed care insurance programs
- ability and willingness to make home visits to provide direct patient care as needed
- strong communication skills working w/ patients, families and caregivers as well as an interdisciplinary team w/in BMC.
- ability to develop professional relationships w/ various community providers
- ability to multitask and be organized
- confidence to facilitate problem solving and decision-making
- confidence and ability to lead a clinical team
Performs a variety of high-level nursing care management services through the development and use of geriatric nursing practice standards. Activities include conducting a comprehensive geriatric nursing assessment, developing and reassessing a plan of care which addresses the physical and psycho-social needs of the older adult; triaging day to day clinical issues; and providing patient/family education via telephone and home visits as well as coordinating care and services across various sites of care. Ensures that desired patient outcomes are achieved and that variances from established best practices are evaluated and addressed as necessary.
BSN and 5 years of experience as an RN functioning in a model of care delivery system that included care management. Experience working with Geriatric population is preferred.
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