Presentation on theme: "In this section think about…. What qualifications would be required for each of the HELP roles? Describe the job descriptions for each of these roles."— Presentation transcript:
In this section think about…. What qualifications would be required for each of the HELP roles? Describe the job descriptions for each of these roles in your setting. What orientation would be appropriate for new HELP employees?
Recommended Full Time Equivalents (FTE) Qualifications Role Descriptions Modifications at HHS Orientation
ELNS VOLUNTEERS ELS PATIENT Staff Nurses Attending and Staff Physicians Consultants (OT, PT, SLP, Dietitian) Social Worker Pharmacist Community Agencies Geriatrician
Role Responsibilities Day to day operations Volunteer recruitment Volunteer training, ongoing mentoring Linking of patient, health care team and volunteers Patient Screening Patient Enrollment Reviewing patients’ clinical status Consulting with CNS and other team members Ensures completion of volunteer interventions Tracking of patient data
Modifications at HHS- FTE- 1.0 FTE General site 0.8 FTE Juravinski site In class training shared with CNS ELS screens all patients, and shares patient assessment responsibilities with CNS ELS participates in program and corporate initiatives related to care of seniors HHS stipulates that ELS has to belong to a Professional College
Corporate Orientation Orientation to HELP Job shadowing of HELP staff Performing the ELS role with supervision Shadowing interdisciplinary team members on HELP units (PT, OT, Dietitian, SW, Charge Nurse, Pharmacist, SLP)
FTE -0.5 recommended Qualifications: Master’s prepared Advanced Practice Nurse 3-5 years experience with older adult population Expert clinician in gerontology or willingness to become an expert clinician
Role Description Utilizes in-depth knowledge and skills, advanced judgment in providing solutions to common health problems in older adult population Methodically reviews patients’ clinical status daily with focus on “geriatric vital signs” and utilizes Elder Life CNS protocols as appropriate Provides education, support and role modeling to nursing staff Identifies and assesses trends or pattern that have health implications for patients and their families Critiques, interprets, applies and disseminates evidenced based findings Initiates timely and appropriate referrals and collaboration with health care providers Serves as a liaison between patient and community agencies to facilitate discharge planning
Modifications at HHS Nursing Protocols Nursing Protocols Assessment and enrollment of patients- CNS enrolls and follows patients with complex needs CNS participates in classroom training of volunteers Job Orientation Job Orientation Individualized based on nursing education and experience
FTE- 0.1 recommended Qualifications- Certified Geriatrician Role Description Participates in interdisciplinary rounds Provides geriatric assessment and consultation upon request Provides education to physicians Serves as liason with hospital medical staff Modifications at HHS Due to limited Geriatrician resources, a Geriatrician consults with HELP team monthly to discuss program development/management issues and clinical cases HELP team can recommend a Geriatric Consult for a HELP
HELP team is integrated part of interdisciplinary healthcare team: - Attending and Staff Physicians - Staff Nurses - PT, OT, SW, SLP, Dietitian, Pharmacist - Discharge Planner/Social Worker Allied Health Professionals support the HELP by participating in HELP volunteer training (PT, SLP, Infection Control) and by providing guidance to HELP volunteers
FTE- 0.1 Role Description Oversees and supervises the entire program and is key to provide overall leadership This role can be assumed by the Geriatrician or HELP CNS Modifications at HHS- Clinical Manager who manages several Seniors Health services oversees day to day operations including budget, staffing, etc.