The Care Services Coordinator coordinates, provides education, and delivers services to individuals with ALS and their families.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Resource and Support
- Provide consultation to people with ALS and their families concerning equipment needs, making living situations more accessible, and resource options.
- Provide consultation to other medical professionals, e.g., Occupational Therapists, concerning equipment needs, making living situations more accessible, and resource options for people with ALS and their families.
- Acquires, organizes, and maintains updated information on ALS, ALS-specific research, patient care techniques, and equipment.
- Documents all engagements with patients and family records in the territory computerized database (Salesforce).
- Territory Program Services
- Advise and refer people with ALS and their families to territory services/programs, as needed
- Provide consultation to care services team members on OT/PT and Speech related equipment needs.
- Work in close collaboration with Program Support Coordinator and team to provide oversight to the Augmentative Communication Program, including fielding questions on equipment, helping identify correct pieces of equipment for people with ALS, and engaging with Speech-Language Therapists to ensure proper training is conducted for all persons living with ALS who receive equipment.
- Plans and facilitates ALS support group meetings (if not group facilitator or if more than one support group, works closely with support group facilitators in meeting planning).
- Provides home visits to patients/families as needed or by specific requests within designated service areas (many done virtually)
- Advise the Advocacy and/or Care Services committees regarding systemic issues that either fail to serve the ALS population and/or need addressing to benefit people with ALS and their families.
- Educate people with ALS and their families regarding equipment and technologies for people living with ALS.
- Engage Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) and Occupational Therapists (OT) on pertinent topics related to ALS. Engage with them in educational opportunities.
- Represent the Chapter at professional education conferences and participates in continuing education seminars and workshops as available and necessary.
- Collaborate with the chapter staff in regularly submitting/writing articles for the monthly newsletter.
- Provides in-service education programs to local home health agencies, hospitals, and skilled care facilities.
- Represent the territory by attending and assisting at various events involving persons with ALS and their families.
- Make recommendations to the Care Services Director and/or the care services committee in developing new programs.
- Keep current with state licensure and National board registrations (if applicable).
- This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
- RN, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, or Social Worker--will consider other healthcare specialties with commensurate experience.
- Reside in Montana, preferably Bozeman, Billings, or Great Falls areas.
- Experience with progressive diseases, good knowledge of home accessibility, resources and environmental controls, and assistive technology.
- Ability to assess ALS patients' and families' physical and psychosocial needs based on knowledge of ALS, the disease, and its ramifications.
- Possess knowledge of community resources.
- Possess excellent organizational skills.
- Possess strong communication skills.
- Possess basic computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
- Experience with SharePoint and/or Salesforce a plus.
- Flexibility and availability to work some evenings and weekends as needed for special programs.
- Maintains personal auto insurance.
- Proof of COVID vaccination required
The ALS Association's pay range for this position is $46,191 - $57,597 annually.
The ALS Association has compensation ranges for various work locations throughout the United States, allowing us to compensate employees competitively and consistently in diverse geographic markets. The above-listed listed range shows prospective compensation for this role; the appropriate range will be established by what is eventually determined to be the candidate's primary work location. Various factors, including the complexity and significance of the role, job duties/requirements, relevant experience and abilities, and primary work location, determine individual compensation. Compensation ranges are evaluated and typically adjusted on a regular basis. Offers are made within the compensation range that is in effect at the time of the job offer.
The Association may, at its discretion, offer merit-based increases tied to individual performance. The benefits listed may differ depending on employment status with the Association. Healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, well-being benefits, paid time off and several paid holidays are available to Association employees, among other benefits.
We are 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.
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Where permitted, employment is contingent upon proof of completion of the COVID-19 vaccination series (and booster(s), if eligible) by the employment start date, subject to potential exemptions to be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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