AFC Community Health Nurse

General Purpose: The AFC Community Health Nurse plays a critical role in the program’s mission of ensuring that elders and individuals with disabilities are able to live in a supportive family setting that fosters the best quality of life for themselves and their caregivers. The AFC Community Health Nurse participates in determining client eligibility for services and provides ongoing monitoring of the safety and wellbeing of AFC clients during monthly home visits. Work during normal business hours, with no weekend, holiday or on-call coverage. Travel reimbursement is provided, with the opportunity to do some work remotely.  We are recruiting for RN’s, but will consider LPN’s at a different salary range.

Essential Functions:

  1. Conduct clinical nursing assessments for prospective and ongoing program participants
  2. Collaborate with primary care offices to obtain authorization for services
  3. Develop Person-centered Care Plans in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team
  4. Work in collaboration with Care Manager and Caregiver to coordinate participants’ care
  5. Provide support, education and training to Caregivers during monthly home visits
  6. Review personal care services; assess medication compliance; and monitor Participants’ health status and implementation of their care plans
  7. Provide telephone medical consultation for Caregivers and Participants as needed; and
  8. Maintain ongoing communication with health care providers

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

  1. Graduation from a School of Nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing required
  2. Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts preferred, though LPN will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with licensure.
  3. Minimum of three years of clinical experience, with one year in community health, required
  4. Previous experience with elder and/or disabled population required
  5. Must be able to work collaboratively with health professionals, community agencies, service providers, and agency staff
  6. Effective communication skills required. Teaching and/or training skills preferred
  7. Ability to develop and implement plans and procedures required
  8. Knowledge of the home care system and community resources preferred
  9. Must be able to work 35 hours a week
  10. Vehicle required