Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities, has experienced significant growth and is hiring RNs for their nursing team.
The agency, which has offices in Brockton and Plymouth, employs more than 240 and recently celebrated their 44th anniversary. Currently, OCES has a team of 20 nurses on staff who work diligently every day to help older adults age in place in a supported way, through comprehensive programs such as nutrition, personal care and money management. The agency is in need of additional nurses to meet increased demand for services from a fast-growing aging population.
For the OCES nurse, the process of helping a client starts with a referral and assessment. Once the level of care needed is determined, the nurse works with an OCES Care Manager and a plan is put into place. Arrangements can then be made for a variety of services, such as a home health aide. OCES works with agencies that provide these services, and also monitors the delivery of those services to ensure quality control.
“What is wonderful about my work is that I can take a holistic approach; a teaching approach, and be a strong advocate for my patients,” says Brenda Bernard, nurse and Home Care Services Manager at OCES. “I have the ability to spend more time with them than I might be able to do in a hospital setting. I get to know my patients and tell their compelling story through my reports. In this way, others will know my patients as well and help me to create a better, more comfortable, and healthier environment for them.”
OCES offers their staff opportunities for development and advancement, and places an emphasis on work/life balance. They also offer a generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, life and disability insurances, a 401(k) plan, and an innovative Employee Wellness Program, which encourages and supports employees in healthy lifestyle choices.
According to Nicole Long, CEO of OCES, “An OCES nurse makes the difference in the lives of older adults and individuals with disabilities every day. OCES is continuously looking for talented individuals who support our core values to join our nursing team.”
For more information on becoming part of the OCES team and making a difference in the lives of older adults and people with disabilities, contact OCES’ Human Resources department at 508-584-1561 or visit ocesma.org. Job opportunities are also posted on Indeed.com.
Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton with a second office in Plymouth. OCES is designated as one of 26 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES’ mission is to support the independence and dignity of elders and people with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living. The agency offers a number of programs to serve seniors, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.