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Nurse Practitioner II- Geriatrics/Dementia Program

Company: UCLA HEALTH
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesJoin a very special Geriatric Dementia Team as aGeriatric Nurse Practitioner and have an impact on patients and families lives!Under the general supervision of the Medical Director, youwill assist in developing evidence based, collaborative care protocols fordementia; maintain components of a dementia registry and case managementsystem; conduct structured caregiver/care-recipient needs assessments ofpatients in the registry; develop and implement individualized dementia careplans based on needs assessments; communicate care plans and changes incondition to primary care physicians to ensure continuity of care; provideIntensive Dementia Care Management supervised by a physician dementiaspecialist.You will work closely with the Alzheimer's Los Angelesor other community-based organizations to help provide services and materialsto patients and families. You will also in quality improvement efforts forpatients participating in the Alzheimer's and Dementia Care program.QualificationsMSN with NP specialty. CA RN and NP. National NP certification inspecialty. Working knowledge of Geriatrics and care of Geriatric patients. Ability to perform primary care responsibilities according to the StandardizedProcedures for Nurse Practitioners as developed by the UCLA Division ofGeriatrics and in accordance with policies. Working knowledge of interdisciplinary and community-based resources needed tocoordinate patient care and facilitate referral. Ability to assess psychosocial needs of patient/family/conservator/caregiver ina culturally diverse environment.Knowledge of assessment and treatment ofdementia, including psychological, behavioral, and medical aspects Ability tomonitor, evaluate and improve dementia care. Ability to provide education about dementia to patients and their families. Ability to assist in teaching programs for Physicians-in-Training and NursePractitioner Knowledge of advance directives, procedures, and written and verbalinstructions Skill in working independently and following through with minimaldirection. Working knowledge of billing, particularly for incident to billing Ability to administer clinical dementia assessments and dementia ratinginstruments. Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team structure. Bilingual Spanish speaking preferredNPI- less than 6 monthsNPII- greater than 6 monthsUCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: UCLA HEALTH, Los Angeles , Nurse Practitioner II- Geriatrics/Dementia Program, Healthcare , Los Angeles, California

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