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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:37 PM

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JOB OVERVIEW:
The Wellness Nurse (WN) is a three:year, grant:funded position under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developments Supportive Services Demonstration (SSD). Any funding for the WN position is subject to the availability of funds after the demonstration ends, with no expectation that there will be a continuation of funds.
The WN provides residents participating in the supportive services demonstration with health education and coaching to facilitate improved self:care management, individual medication management support, develops and/or coordinates wellness and prevention activities, and assists with wellness and service coordination and health services access to help optimize resident health and well:being. The WN works with residents in both one:on:one and group settings. The WN works in concert with the resident and their family members, if appropriate, the Enhanced Service Coordinator (ESC), and community partners to help residents address their needs, achieve their goals, and support their ability to safely age in place.
The WN utilizes the quantitative and qualitative data obtained from person centered interviews and a comprehensive standardized health and wellness assessment to actively support residents self :selected wellness goals. The WN will collect vitals such as blood pressures during the initial assessment and will use their judgment regarding tracking of vitals to assess resident achievement of health goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES/FUNCTIONS
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Assist the ESC in outreach and education activities to encourage resident participation and enrollment in the supportive services demonstration.
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Collaborate with the ESC, with each role conducting designated parts, to complete an initial and periodic health and wellness assessment that gathers information about the residents physical, mental, functional, and social status.
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Assist the ESC in developing individual:level and community:wide healthy aging plans to address identified interests and needs. Plans are guided by information from the individual assessments, summary reports of aggregate needs pulled from the data platform, personal observations, and input from partners.
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Implement components in the individual and community healthy aging plans identified to be the responsibility of the WN.
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In collaboration with the ESC, monitor the ongoing delivery and receipt of services, and periodically assess residents for new assistance and care needs in response to changing circumstances.
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Engage and motivate residents to be active participants in
improving/maintaining their health and well:being.
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Assist residents with medication self:management through activities such as helping residents understand medications, reconciling medications, assisting with establishing a system for remembering and taking medications. Medication reconciliation refers to creating the most complete and accurate list possible of a residents medications. The WN should not give recommendations of any medication changes, but should assist the resident in alerting their physician to any potential concerns that may have been identified.
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Monitor vital signs.
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Provide health education and wellness group activities, informed by needs identified in resident interviews and assessments.
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Support and coach residents to improve management of chronic conditions and adopt healthy behavior changes.
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Develop relationships with and communicate with primary care practices and other health entities to assist residents with relaying health information and coordinating health services.
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In collaboration with the ESC, monitor discharge plans to help ensure timely follow:up and coordination of care for residents discharged from the emergency department, hospital, skilled nursing facility, or home health care.
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Establish and maintain communication channels with the ESC, community partners, and property management staf

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• Location: Inland Empire, San Bernardino

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