Registered Nurse

Philanthropists Gary and Mary West founded West Health with the mission of enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

The Gary and Mary West PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly), affiliated with West Health (www.westhealth.org), is a new non-profit that delivers medical, social, and behavioral services to the frail elderly to the North County of San Diego. This PACE center will be entrepreneurial in nature and will focus on innovations and bringing new processes to the traditional PACE environment.

We’re looking for passionate healthcare providers who want to be part of a team dedicated to enable seniors to live in their communities as independently as possible by providing compassionate, comprehensive health and supportive care.

Why Work for Gary and Mary West PACE?

  • We offer a generous benefits program focused on your health and wellness.
  • You will be working in a state-of-the-art center designed to be a warm, inviting, artistic, and peaceful environment.
  • Engage in a distinct company culture built on mutual respect, transparency, and innovation.
  • Work with passionate healthcare providers committed to making a difference while serving the senior community.
  • Be part of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team where your input is valued.

Come do your best work where your contribution matters!

Position Summary

The Gary and Mary West PACE (GMWP) Clinic RN is responsible for coordinating and providing direct and indirect nursing care to participants, working in close coordination with the PACE Physician, clinic staff and other interdisciplinary team (IDT) members to manage ongoing care, complex clinical situations, and to support the operation of the GMWP primary care clinic. The Clinic RN also collaborates effectively with colleagues and stakeholders to promote the GMWP values, team culture and mission.

Essential Functions

· Conduct Clinic Nursing assessments to determine the nursing care needs, preferences and goals of the participants and actively participate in IDT meetings to develop participant care plans.

· Deliver and document nursing interventions as agreed upon in the participants’ care plans including but not limited to maintaining a healthy and safe environment, promptly and accurately responding to physician orders, and correctly administering medications and performing ordered tests and treatments.

· Remain alert to pertinent input from other team members, participants, and caregivers and update the IDT promptly of any changes in participants’ condition or medical status.

· Work with the PACE Physician and other members of the IDT to manage smooth care transitions between settings (hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home, etc.).

· Instruct the participant, family and caregivers regarding the disease process, self- care techniques, and prevention strategies.

· In coordination with the Marketing Team, support enrollment of prospective participants in the program.

· Participate in end-of-life care coordination and support.

· Provide backup coverage to other GMWP nursing functions.

· Complete all required documentation in a timely and accurate manner.

· Protect privacy and maintain the confidentiality of all company procedures and information about employees, participants, and families.

· Follow GMWP policies and procedures and participate in any required Quality Improvement activities, staff training, and meetings

· Other duties as assigned

Education and Certification

· Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; Bachelor of Science (BSN) preferred

· Unencumbered California Registered Nurse (RN) License

· Current Basic Life Support (BLS) / First Aid Certification required

Skills & Experience

· Minimum of two years nursing experience in a clinical setting with a frail or elderly population.

· Nursing knowledge and skills necessary to treat frail, elderly participants and manage complex clinical situations.

· Highly motivated, self-directed, able to execute tasks in a quickly changing environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations.

· Excellent clinical, organizational and communication skills in settings with seniors, their families and interdisciplinary team members.

· Experience and competency working with people from diverse backgrounds.

· Commitment to unlocking the full potential of our most vulnerable seniors.

· Bilingual Spanish-English preferred.

Medical Clearance

Employees must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact. Job offers are contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug screen, background check, and physical assessment.

Competency

Position-specific competencies for the position will be met prior to assuming participant care.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this role. In compliance with ADA requirements, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

· Work EnvironmentEmployee must be able to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team model, interfacing and collaborating with a wide range of clinical and social services disciplines who work together to manage the PACE participants’ care. The work setting is in an Adult Day Health Center, primary care clinic and participant home environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperatures.

· Physical Requirements – Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. Must be able to communicate with all staff, vendors, and clients. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination; the ability to use department equipment. Requires lifting/carrying up to 65 lbs. and pushing or pulling 150 lbs. using appropriate body mechanics and equipment, with reasonable accommodation if needed.

· Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements – Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, with or without reasonable accommodation. Ability to communicate by way of the telephone with participants, customers, vendors, and staff.

· Pressure Factor – Requires working under stressful conditions. Working conditions may be noisy and crowded and fluctuating indoor temperatures. Moderate pressure to meet scheduled deadlines. Potential for exposure to verbal aggression by clients, vendors, and staff.

· Environmental Conditions – May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, bodily fluids, communicable diseases and any other conditions common in a healthcare environment. May be subjected to unpleasant odors.

Job offers are contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug screen, background check, and health screen. Must have a valid California Driver License and proof of auto insurance.

Gary and Mary West PACE provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, military and veteran status, age, physical and mental disability, genetic characteristics, gender, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation or any other considerations made unlawful by applicable state or local laws.