Job Title: Care Consultant
Location: Remote (Geisinger Territory)
Work Hours: Part-time 24 hours per week
Reports To: Constituent Services Coordinator
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last ten years in a row.
This 24 hrs/week Care Consultant role is responsible for care consultation and coordination services as a key project team member related to an ongoing Patient Centered Outcome Research (PCORI) grant. The role is for an individual with a nursing or social work background who will provide ongoing care consultations in alignment with Alzheimer’s Association standards and research protocols, primarily to recently diagnosed patients participating in a collaborative research initiative with an established Pennsylvania-based health system. The role will also represent the Association on various stakeholder and project groups for this research project and help ensure proactive and streamlined communications between staff, participants and the larger organizations. Funding for this role has been secured through 3/31/22 as contracted in the Association’s role as an awardee for a current PCORI grant.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Responsible for constituent service coordination for current PCORI Grant Project, under the direction of Constituent Service Manager.
- Provide Care Consultation and Action Planning services to recently diagnosed patients, in alignment with Association standards and research protocols
- Coordinate day-to-day Association engagement with identified research site
- Coordinate with internal/external audiences in the identification of appropriate constituents for care consultation services
- Ensure all appropriate case notes, action plans and research protocols are properly document in established data systems
- Articulate the Alzheimer’s Association’s value proposition to healthcare professionals and health systems
- Provide regular, internal updates about ongoing research project
- Serve on stakeholder groups as needed, based on research requirements
- Serve on account team and as communication lead for relevant health system(s)
- Participate in community outreach and development activities
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, gerontology, nursing or a related field required. Master’s degree Master’s degree in social work, human services, gerontology, nursing or a related field preferred
- Two years’ experience in human service program service delivery, preferably in aging field
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and electronically to variety of audiences
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities
- Ability to anticipate, identify, organize opportunities to expand services
- Knowledge of applicable healthcare delivery systems and issues such as: Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, HMO’s, long term care insurance, etc.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse population
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
- High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, extensive PTO, caregiver leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and generous 401(k) retirement plan.
Alzheimer’s Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.