Dementia Specialist - Emergency Room Discharges

CaringKind is growing with new programs and services for families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia! If you are interested in working in a leading community service organization in this important field, then we are interested in hearing from you!

We are seeking a Dementia Specialist to improve the dementia capability of health care system emergency department (ED) staff. Working directly with the Director of Support Services and reporting to the Chief Research, Grants, and Evaluation Officer, the Specialist will help develop processes and training for ED staff to connect families affected by dementia to community resources. This full-time (32-40 hours/week) position is funded by a project that will test several ED interventions designed to reduce future visits to the ED and hospitalization. We expect the position to be funded for at least 30 months.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Review and provide recommendations regarding information gathered from families during ED visits
  • Review and provide feedback on basic dementia training material for all ED staff
  • Develop template for ED follow up call to reinforce patient goals and plan of care as outlined in their after-visit summary
  • Design content for training session to instruct ED staff on how to conduct ED follow up call
  • Provide guidance for ED staff on how to build a community resource list
  • Provide regularly schedules coaching/education support sessions to ED project staff during intervention period
  • Attend project meetings as needed

Applicants should be passionate about learning and working in this growing field, be motivated and a self-starter. Ideal candidates will have at least 3-years related experience in the follow areas: dementia care, transitions planning to/from acute care, discharge planning, hospital admissions, residential care, homecare services, home care settings, and education in social work, nursing, allied health (e.g., occupational/physical therapy), gerontology, community health, etc. (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred). Demonstrated knowledge about dementia, education/training experience, and familiarity with research preferred.

Salary: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year

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