The Bilingual Assessment Nurse, is required to be fluent in Spanish and English and willing to visit members in the Bronx. These are the highlights of the assessment nurse position- • $10K sign on bonus • Competitive salary & annual bonus • Hybrid work schedule (2 days remote/3 days in field) • No weekends/holidays/night shifts • 24 days of PTO, 29 days after 1 year of employment • Comprehensive benefit plan options • Extensive 4-6 week training program • Community based nursing • Dedicated, supportive & tenured team Looking forward to speaking with you soon.
The RN makes field assessment visits around the Bronx, New York at intervals required by the Department of Health (DOH) and completes appropriate documentation to determine members’ enrollment, service needs, and continued plan eligibility. This position coordinates with Care Management Team (CMT) to maintain efficient and effective operations of Healthfirst’s long term care plans such as CompleteCare, FIDA, and Senior Health Partners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The hybrid assessment nurse will work 2 days remote and 3 days in the field visiting our members.
Conducts home assessments for prospective members and re-assessments of current members using the Uniform Assessment System (UAS); make enrollment and continued eligibility determinations by utilizing clinical expertise and critical thinking skills. As needed, conducts assessments in settings other than home as needed, e.g. skilled nursing facilities
Completes assessment of service needs per CMT and member's family/caregiver’s request to determine service needs or any necessary adjustments
Reviews previous nursing assessments/medical notes to determine necessary adjustments/updates in Care Plan and/or to assist with nursing home admission
Liaisons between the member and the CMT; assesses home environment and psychosocial status
Provides feedback to home care agencies and CMT regarding home care issues and contract nurses and aides performance
Provides grass roots, community-based training for frail population care including self-care techniques and prevention strategies
Ensures (prospective) members and significant others/responsible parties understand and are in agreement with enrollment in a managed long-term care plan
New York State RN license.
Ability to travel around the Bronx, NY.
Work experience preferred in one or more of the following areas:
Medical Surgical Nursing
Work experience using electronic patient health information (PHI) database usage especially UAS
Unexpired NY state driver’s license or NYS ID
Knowledge of health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and MLTCP
Experience working with a frail adult or elderly population with the ability to determine appropriate care plans and services for frail population as well as negotiate initial service plans so that members and families are in agreement
Time management, critical/creative thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills
Field experience assessing, planning, and evaluating member's/patient’s care
Language preferences - Fluent in Spanish and English.
Demonstrated ability handling heavy caseloads
Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook skills
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