Emory Healthcare/Emory University Dementia Care Assistant I- Integrated Memory Care in Atlanta, Georgia
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The Integrated Memory Care practice is seeking a full-time dementia care assistant for their growing team. The IMC, established as a new model of care for people living with dementia in 2015, is expanding its reach to include not only a clinic but also care in senior living communities. The dementia care assistant will provide companion services to program participants in their senior living community.
The IMCC (www.emoryhealthcare.org/imcc) is an advanced primary care model for people with a dementia diagnosis, managing everything from a runny nose to hypertension and urinary tract infections along with the cognitive and behavioral symptoms of dementia. The practice is nationally-recognized by the NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home and by IHI as an Age-Friendly Health System as well as a best practice exemplar by the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care.
Implements recommended strategies and activities outlined by the occupational therapist's plan within the participant's home or senior living community.
Documents activities completed with the patient during one-on-one encounters in a way that supports the time spent.
Completes all necessary paperwork and computer documentation.
Gathers information from senior living community staff regarding any changes with the participant.
Communicates any changes with participant to Community Program's clinical staff.
Attends and actively participates in interdisciplinary team meetings in order to obtain and share information, advance the patient's plan of care, identify and take action to resolve barriers, and to coordinate safe and appropriate transitions to higher levels of care at the appropriate time.
Respects the confidentiality of all participant information and conforms to clinic/departmental policies on the handling and disclosure of patient information.
Demonstrates a high level of initiative and performs as a self-starter in daily activities.
Demonstrates the skills necessary to nurture teambuilding and growth in establishing and maintaining a cooperative relationship with professionals, providers, patients, family members and community agency representatives.
Assumes responsibility for seeking guidance in areas of question by consulting supervisor and colleagues as necessary.
Appropriately escalates concerns.
Acts in a professional, caring, customer service focused manner in all interactions with patients, families, peers, medical team members and community agency representatives.
Supports and participates in multidisciplinary patient/family education and care planning with the entire team.
In collaboration with supervisor, pursues professional development opportunities.
Completes additional assignments/projects as directed by the department leaders.
Participate in daily huddles.
High school diploma or equivalent.
One years of related experience.
Experience working with older adults desired but not required.
- (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.
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Job Number 118960
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Nursing
Department SON: ENPDC
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable
Job Category Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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