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Geriatric Medicine Nurse Practitioner for Mishawaka, IN (Perm)

Mishawaka, IN 46545

Specialty: Advanced Practice Provider (NP or PA), Geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner Job Number: 5126

Job Description

Saint Joseph LIFE Riverfront, a member of Trinity Health PACE in Mishawaka, IN, is seeking an experienced Nurse Practitioner.? PACE offers continuous, quality care to the elderly, allowing them the independence of living at home. 

Job Description:
  • Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) coordinate and provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services so that older individuals can continue living in the community. PACE is an innovative model that enables individuals who are 55 years old or older and certified by their state to need nursing home care to live as independently as possible. Through PACE, today’s fragmented health care financing and delivery system comes together to serve the unique needs of each individual in a way that makes sense to the frail elderly, their informal caregivers, health care providers and policy makers.
  • Many PACE participants get most of their care from staff employed by the PACE organization in the PACE center. PACE centers meet State and Federal safety requirements and include adult day programs, medical clinics, activities, and occupational and physical therapy facilities.
  • The primary purpose of your job position is to provide primary medical management in collaboration with the PACE Organization (PO) Physician(s). 
  • Performs assessments in collaboration with the physician and as needed. 
  • Develops and implements appropriate plans of care to PO participants. 
  • Evaluates participant physical complaints and provides appropriate treatment. 
  • Provides participants and caregiver teaching and education. 
  • Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT). 
  • Provides daily oversight of PACE Organizations Clinic. 
  • Perform rounds in the POs contracted nursing homes. 
  • Regularly informs the IDT of the medical condition of each participant, remaining alert to pertinent input from other team members, participant’s caregivers, as well as documenting changes in a participant’s medical record consistent with documentation policies.
  • Must be action-oriented, have business acumen, manage conflict well, be customer focused, have high decision, flexibility to adapt to ongoing change and have organizational agility. Ability to work with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment.
  • Possess interpersonal skills to drive collaboration, commitment and productivity when working with cross-functional teams, customers and end users. Must be comfortable functioning in a virtual, collaborative shared leadership environment.
  • Demonstrates superior written and verbal communication and presentation skills appropriate for audience comprehension. Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral, that may be used either in an on-site or virtual environment is required. Able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups representing diverse perspectives.
  • Comprehensive to expert proficiency with Microsoft product suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.); basic knowledge and experience with electronic mail and calendaring system. Knowledge of systems necessary, experience preferred. Ability to type with speed and accuracy. Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Possesses a high degree of personal accountability, responsibility and independent decision-making abilities with the skills to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the organization in line with mission, vision, and philosophy of Mercy LIFE.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to perform multiple duties and functions related to daily operations and maintain excellent customer service skills. Ability to perform frequent detailed tasks and provide immediate service with frequent interruptions. Ability to change and be flexible with work priorities. Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to research, analyze and assimilate information from various on-site or virtual sources based on technical and experience-based knowledge. Must exhibit critical thinking skills and possess the ability to prioritize workload.
  • Can only accept NPs, will not accept PAs
  • At last 5-7 years of NP experience preferably in long-term care setting required
  • Minimum of one (1) year working with the frail and/or elderly population required 
  • Not accepting new graduates
  • Not accepting Locums candidates
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Salary range: $93,582 - $140,373 depending upon experience and training.  To be discussed at interview.
  • Warm and supportive environment
  • Enjoy a truly patient-centered focus
  • Excel with supportive, motivated colleagues in an inspiring environment
  • Flexibility
  • Career paths and professional development
  • Learn the industry's best, easy-to-use, advanced technology
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • 403B
  • Generous paid time off
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Additional benefits to be discussed at interview
  • ANCC/AANP Board Certified 
  • IN license (or willing to obtain)
  • 5-7 years of NP experience, preferably in long-term care 
  • Minimum of 1 year working with the frail and/or elderly population 
  • BLS (or willing to obtain prior to start) 
  • CSR/CDS Certification (or willing to obtain prior to start) 
  • DEA (or willing to obtain prior to start) 
  • Clean/Clear malpractice - HIGHLY PREFERRED
  • AANP
  • ANCC
  • BLS
  • Controlled Substance (CSR/CDS)
  • DEA
  • Indiana
  • 5-7 years of NP experience preferably in long-term care, Minimum 1 year working with the frail and/or elderly population
ABOUT THE FACILITY About Saint Francis LIFE Riverfront:
Ministry/Facility Information: Saint Francis LIFE Riverfront, a member of Trinity Health PACE, offers Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). We provide coordinated preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care services, enabling older individuals to live independently. Our PACE center meets stringent safety requirements and includes adult day programs, medical clinics, and therapy facilities. Join us in embodying Gospel values and serving our communities with compassion and integrity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

About the Community:
Welcome to the Princess City!

Mishawaka, Indiana, is a community-centered city where families stay to grow and businesses come to thrive.  Small-town values partnered with a flourishing city bring big opportunities. We are located next to South Bend, Indiana, and nestled along the winding shores of the St. Joseph River. Over the last several years, population growth and business expansions created record-breaking new construction throughout Mishawaka. Our growing town tells us that Mishawaka is a place where people want to live, work, raise their families and retire. Known as the Princess City, Mishawaka continues to live up to our reputation as the “Best Hometown in America.”

We are located in Northern Indiana happily neighbored by South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana. We are home to Bethel University and proud to be neighbors with the home of the Fighting Irish, Notre Dame University. Mishawaka is only an hour’s drive to the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and two hours from Downtown Chicago. Just minutes from the Michigan border, some of the best vacation destinations in the Midwest are just a car ride away.

A strong sense of community pride is visibly present throughout Mishawaka. Love for our city is passed down from generational hometown families and continually built through the experiences of newcomers welcomed by our community. We are strong and connected through a shared desire to build up our city and those around us.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lisa Kaiser
Senior Recruiter

Lisa joined Wapiti Medical Staffing as a Recruiter in February 2022. Prior to coming to Wapiti, Lisa spent over 21 years in Retail Pharmacy in multiple roles including Manager, CPhT and Compliance Officer. Some of her accolades include Diabetic Lifestyle Coach, Orthotic Shoe Fitter and ACHC Accreditation Specialist. Lisa was also the recipient of Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award by the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy.

Lisa is a mother of two adult children, Eric and Brooke, whom she is incredibly proud of. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, drawing and painting, traveling both domestically and internationally, cooking, gardening and experiencing new adventures so she can continue to check things off her bucket list.

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Explore exciting job opportunities in the vibrant Mishawaka, Indiana area today! This picturesque region, located on the banks of the St. Joseph River, offers a perfect blend of small-town charm and big city amenities. Known for its bustling downtown district, stunning Riverwalk, and close proximity to the University of Notre Dame, Mishawaka provides an ideal environment for both work and leisure. With a thriving arts scene, including the South Bend Museum of Art and the Morris Performing Arts Center, along with local eateries serving up delectable Midwestern cuisine, Mishawaka is a hidden gem for career growth and cultural experiences. Start your job search here and discover all that this enchanting region has to offer!

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  • BLS: Basic Life Support
  • CALS: Comprehensive Advanced Life Support
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