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Gerontologist

Job in Traverse City - Grand Traverse County - MI Michigan - USA
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-01-05
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Community Health, Medical Doctor, Geriatrics, Caregiver
  • Social Work
Job Description & How to Apply Below
General Duties
Gerontologists possess expertise in human aging, effects of aging and produces aging-related knowledge, craft and deploy practical interventions, and issue practical aid to caregiver for elderly folks. Help to improve the lives of elderly citizens coping with family problems, long-term illnesses, disability issues, unemployment, psychological abnormalities, and housing displacements.

Develop group activities for the elderly to contribute to their lifestyle adjustments, help to cope with possible health issues and promote a healthier life.
Responsibilities
Responsible in investigating and learning the developments across aging context
Will work with other researches and healthcare specialists to further comprehend aging-related factors
Involves in the building capacity in other experts and/or among caregivers to enhance the effectiveness of care for elderly
May act as a consultant on psychosocial, housing, accessibility and related need of the elderly to combat stigma and foster collaborative care and wellness of elderly individuals
Facilitates life skills classes that contributes to the wellness of eldrely individuals
Maintain historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events and writing summaries.
Keep abreast of advancements in their specialization as Gerontologist and best practices by attending seminars and conferences
Be prepared to leave at the end of the day only after patient care is completed.
Be willing to sign off on PA and Nurse Practitioner and/or caregivers notes as well as review lab results and imaging studies during downtime (non-patient care periods during the clinical shift).
Maintain a professional appearance.
Understand the concepts of universal precautions, HIPAA and OSHA.
Position Requirements
Doctorate,   5 to 6 Years work experience
Qualifications
Holds certification after specialized training
Excellent decision making, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and researching skills.
Experience with EHR (electronic health records) preferred
Proficiency with computers and medical equipment.
Ability to speak multiple languages will be advantageous.
Must have a criminal background check.

Education
Obtained a degree in Gerontology, Social Work, Psychology, Neuroscience, or similar
Obtained certifications specializing in Gerontology
Obtained a Masteral and a Doctorate relevant to the field is an advantage
Experience
5+ years’ experience in the field of Gerontology, Caregiving and/or Social Work,
Contact Information
Contact Name: Kona Medical Consulting
Contact Phone: 9550471651
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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