Nurse Practitioner - Dementia Program

Cedars Sinai Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 3 weeks ago

Share Requisition # HRC0549293

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of happiness, passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it's just one of the many reasons we've achieved our fifth consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of dedicated healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll have everything you need to do something incredible-for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America's Best Hospitals.

The Nurse Practitioner will provide direct care and coordinate the care of Cedars-Sinai Health System patients with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Participate in interdisciplinary neurobehavioral clinics, provide education and support and make referrals to other services/specialties as appropriate. Document and bill for services rendered accurately, timely and thoroughly.

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

  • Under the general supervision of the Medical Director, assist in developing evidence-based, collaborative care protocols for patients with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

  • Maintain components of dementia population health and case management systems

  • Conduct structured patient/caregiver needs assessments

  • Develop and implement individualized dementia care plans based on needs assessments

  • Communicate care plans to physicians and other health practitioners to ensure continuity of care

  • Provide Intensive Dementia Care Management supervised by a physician dementia specialist, which include: a) in-person and/or virtual sessions at which patient and family members' specific questions about problems, resources, and implementing care plans are answered; b) telehealth/telephone follow-up to monitor implementation of dementia treatment and care plans; c) facilitation of appointments with consultants when the treatment plan needs to be reassessed (e.g., new neurologic, medical or behavioral symptoms); d) teaching dementia education, management and coping skills to caregivers through individual counseling including information on: legal and financial planning with referral to community services, behavioral techniques to avoid/manage behavioral problems, and coping strategies for caregivers

  • Refer, when appropriate, to community-based organizations for services and resources, participate in quality improvement efforts for patients participating in the Cedars-Sinai Health System Memory & Aging program

  • Collaborate and provide assistance in the education of physicians and nurses in training and training of clinical staff in other clinical areas including the emergency department, inpatient units and ambulatory care practices.

Education:

  • Master's Degree, Nursing (MSN) required

  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program required

License/Certification:

  • Current, unrestricted California RN and NP License required
  • BLS from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required
  • DEA license required or eligible to obtain

Experience:

  • 3 years of Acute Care nursing experience preferred

  • Experience as an Advance Practice Nurse preferred

  • Experience working with Dementia and/or Alzheimer's patients preferred

  • Working Title: Nurse Practitioner - Dementia Program

  • Department: Neurology Dept

  • Business Entity: Academic / Research

  • City: Los Angeles

  • Job Category: Nursing

  • Job Specialty: Advanced Practice (RN)

  • Position Type: Full-time

  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift

  • Shift Type: Full-time

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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