The Penn Memory Center is currently seeking the following people to join our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals:
We’re looking for a talented individual to coordinate a novel intergenerational respite care program, Time Out, that matches students with frail older adults and people living with mild dementia – and their caregivers. Penn Memory Center is partnering with Temple University to run this program, and the person in this position will work closely with the Coordinator at Temple.
Together the coordinators are responsible for all aspects of the program, including recruiting, training, and supervising students to work as companions for older adults with memory impairment. The coordinator will also identify eligible families to participate in the program. The coordinator will obtain informed consent from eligible families and administer interviews and assessment tools to all program participants prior to program enrollment and at periodic time increments. The coordinator will be responsible for scheduling respite care visits and making home visits. The person in this position will serve as the liaison between families and student companions. The coordinator will report to the Associate Director of Social Work at the Penn Memory Center.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field and a minimum of 2 years experience working with older adults with dementia and their family caregivers or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. The candidate will have experience with program coordination and assessment/interviewing and will posses critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Candidates with experience teaching/training students in dementia care are desired. This position requires a car and the ability to make home visits in and around Philadelphia.
We’re seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator B to join our multi-disciplinary team of health professionals. This coordinator will lead or substantially assist other coordinators in the execution of clinical trials and longitudinal cohort studies at PMC.
This work includes the recruitment and retention of potential research participants. This research recruits a spectrum of older adults including persons with no cognitive impairment and persons with cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Additional duties include assisting in preparation and submission of IRB documents, coordinating and maintaining sponsor or CRO documentation, scheduling and conducting study visits per protocol and participating in ongoing rater certification, protocol training and compliance meetings. A Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years to 4 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
The Penn Memory Center is constantly seeking professionals who can demonstrate creativity, innovation, passion, teamwork, self-motivation, and commitment to advance our mission of treating Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Check back for any new Penn Memory Center openings.