Job Description

The Alzheimer’s Screening Educator is accountable for the screening services of the Early Alzheimer’s Disease Program at Hoag Hospital. This position works in collaboration with Orange County Vital Aging Program (OCVAP) team to
provide an efficient evaluation experience that focuses on compassionate treatment of patients and families seeking Organization services. The Alzheimer’s Screening Educator ensures Organizational standards are followed, while working with physician and other Organization staff to develop relevant patient education literature and Alzheimer’s screening policies/protocols. The Alzheimer’s Screening Educator provides ongoing training, orients new screeners and
supervises maintenance of screening equipment and supplies. The Alzheimer’s Screening Educator is responsible for the development and maintenance of the data base. Displays and practices a work-style that reflects the mission, vision and values of Neuroscience and Hoag Hospital. Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures, including the use of specialized instrumentation, Quality Control requirements, and preventive maintenance.

Essential Functions
Under the direction of the Executive Director of Operations, Neuroscience, the Alzheimer Screening
Educator is responsible for the following:
• Interfaces with program participants and assists in participant recruitment.
• Independently administers screening to program participants, in the Early Alzheimer’s Disease Program, assuring that potential problems are identified and patient comfort and safety needs are met, assisting with physical management of patients during the assessment process and liaison with inpatient units.
• Works with team to develop appropriate communication messages to participants and their caregivers to ensure proper understanding of screening results and participants’ next steps.
• Works with team to develop program materials and provide those materials, referral resources, and other information to the program participants
• Develops public and physician education seminars.
• Leads weekly and monthly team meetings to drive forward the development of the project
• Works with Physician Program Director, Neuroscience EOD and EMD to develop protocols, materials, physician CME.
• Creates and presents lectures in the community to provide information about the Early Alzheimer’s Disease Program.
• Develops a project management database to track participants through all phases of the Program, including designing data entry systems, data entry, and taking responsibility for data checking.
• Work with physician and other staff in outcome assessments and analysis.
• Position may require local travel between various Organization locations and/or its affiliates. Position may require participating in meetings outside of normal business hours including occasional evenings and/or weekends.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum one (1) year previous experience working with the public.
  • Bachelor’s Degree; previous education or training in Alzheimer Disease or work with geriatric patients may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Excellent communication skills; customer focused; excellent attention to detail; able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines; strong interpersonal skills; able to work in a team environment.
  • Current CA driver’s license required for local travel.
  • Intermediate ability to read and interpret documents such as related regulatory and Organizational standards, protocols and policies and equipment manuals.
  • Ability to write reports, policies and protocols, calculate statistics, basic computer skills, independent problem solving skills, work well with families and healthcare team in a professional and respectful manner.

Job Preferences:

  • One (1) year supervisory/management experience.
  • One (1) year experience coordinating an Alzheimer’s screening program.
  • Master’s Degree
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