The Elder Life Nurse Specialist will provide clinical expertise in Geriatrics to promote optimal patient care delivery. This specialist will function as a clinician, consultant, and educator in the delivery and evaluation of geriatric nursing care through the Hospitalized Elder Life Program (HELP). HELP is a unique program that is expected to provide services to a currently underserved population at CPMC: the elderly. This position will use education and outreach to facilitate multi-disciplinary patient management in geriatric care. This position works closely with the Medical Director for HELP and the Elder Life Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator to meet the goals of the program.
Current CA RN Lic
Prepared advanced practice registered nurse (geriatric nurse specialist or geriatric nurse practitioner).
Certified Gerontological RN - ANCC
Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner - CN-GNP
3-5 years in inpatient geriatric experience - preferred
Experience in developing and implementing strategies to prevent cognitive and functional decline - preferred