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Caregiver Support Team-Nurse (Part-time)

Job Location

OH

General Summary

The part-time (avg. 24 hrs. per wk) RN will provide nursing assessments and education to persons with dementia and their families/caregivers as part of a multidisciplinary team within our Caregiver Support Program. This team consists of a counselor, occupational therapist, and nurse collaborating on client consultations and individual/family care planning. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct in-person community nursing assessments of persons living with Alzheimer's disease and other irreversible dementia and their caregiver(s).
  • Develop an action plan in conjunction with the caregiver and, as appropriate, the person with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia to specifically address that issues identified.
  • Utilize the nursing process to determine ongoing care needs of the person living with dementia and make referrals to set-up community resources.
  • Communicate and collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals regarding the action plan.
  • Provide on-going support and assistance by telephone throughout the caregiving journey.
  • Assist other clinical staff with providing education and supportive counseling to caregivers, persons living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and the community on the Helpline.
  • Present nursing focused educational lectures to individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia, caregivers and geriatric professionals as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing.
  • Valid professional license.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Two years of experience in the delivery of health care services in the community with particular reference to the elderly.
  • Experience conducting bio-psychosocial assessments and providing education.
  • Familiarity with community resources.
  • Knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
  • Understanding of caregiving issues and experience with complicated family dynamics.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, their families, and geriatric professionals in the community.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, staff members and external contacts.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse populations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to use office equipment; proficiency with Microsoft applications.

Position Working Conditions:

  • Possession of a valid driver's license and use of personal insured vehicle required.
  • Ability to travel by car to make visits to client's homes and to attend meetings.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.  Essential elements of the job may change as necessary. The demands of the job may extend beyond normal working hours and include weekends and evenings from time to time.

If applying by e-mail, please attach your resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or include both within the text of your e-mail message

  • by email: tbingham@alz.org
  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio
    1379 Dublin Road
    Columbus, OH 43215

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.

 

 

 

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