Assessment Nurse, New York, NY

Created 09/22/2021
Reference 1114548
Job type Full Time
State NY
City New York
The Assessment Nurse makes field assessment visits around downstate 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:
  • 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
  • Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • New York State RN license.
  • Ability to travel around downstate New York which includes the 5 boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Work experience preferred in one or more of the following areas:
    • Geriatrics
    • Home Care
    • Discharge Planning
    • Case Management
    • 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 - Spanish, Russian, French, Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese
  • Demonstrated ability handling heavy caseloads
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook skills

Please note: Since we care so greatly about our employees' and members' wellbeing, Healthfirst is moving to a fully vaccinated in-office environment. You must be vaccinated to work in our offices, even if you are partially remote. If you are selected to interview for this role, we will explain our vaccination policy and ensure you are comfortable moving forward with further interviews based on your work location.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disability Act or a similar law and want a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to careers@Healthfirst.org or calling 212-519-1798 . In your email please include a description of the accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a position within Healthfirst Management Services will be reviewed at the e-mail address and phone number supplied. Thank you for considering a career with Healthfirst Management Services.

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Minimum Qualifications:
  • New York State RN license.
  • Ability to travel around downstate New York which includes the 5 boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Work experience preferred in one or more of the following areas:
    • Geriatrics
    • Home Care
    • Discharge Planning
    • Case Management
    • 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 - Spanish, Russian, French, Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese
  • Demonstrated ability handling heavy caseloads
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook skills
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