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Elder Abuse Clinician

Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY 10007
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Position Summary



The NYC Elder Abuse Center at Weill Cornell Medicine \(NYCEAC\) works with local, statewide and national partners to develop and implement innovative and collaborative approaches to the complex problem of elder mistreatment and to improve the ways professionals, organizations and systems respond to it\.



Professionals working with older adults might detect elder abuse but are often unsure of how to proceed in assessing and assisting the victims and their family members\. NYCEAC has a team of specialists who provide case consultation services and support on a range of elder abuse\-related issues\. Specialists include forensic accountants, geriatricians, geriatric psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors\.



The point of intake for this assistance is NYCEAC's Case Consultation Unit\. Clinicians provide the case consultations by talking with professionals calling about elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation cases; offer guidance and referralinformation; link the professionals calling to the specialists; and at times refer the case to NYCEAC's elder abuse enhanced multidisciplinary teamsfor more intensive review and response\. The Clinicians also collaborate with community\-based professionals to ensure efficient, effective service delivery\.



NYCEAC currently has a _Clinician_ position open in the Case Consultation Unit\.



Job Responsibilities



+ Works with clinicians to identify psychiatric, forensic accounting, social service and medical needs of cases presented\.

+ Collaborates with physicians, legal advisors, social service agencies and staff regarding patient situations\. Provides a prognosis based on the treatment progress\.

+ Maintains follow\-up of cases to ensure continuity of care\.

+ Assists with staff in\-services on issues as needed\.

+ Participates, as appropriate, in professional, educational, and supportive seminars, events and community efforts\.

+ Stays up to date with government, professional, and institutional regulations, legislation, policies, and standards of care\.

+ Stays up to date with changes in elder justice practice and related literature\.

+ Represents the program in professional and public venues, including conferences involving travel\.

+ Performs other duties as assigned or required\.



Education



+ Bachelor's Degree in related field



Experience



Master's degree preferred



Experience working with vulnerable populations preferred



Current NYS licensure/certification relevant to role is required\.



Knowledge of aging and elder abuse, working with vulnerable populations, particularly knowledge of elder abuse case complexity, NYC service systems and resources for NYCs older victims\.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities



+ Ability to work with professionals from a broad range of disciplines and experience levels\.

+ Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team as well as independently\.

+ Strong organizational and time management skills\.

+ Excellent communication skills \(both verbal and written\)\.



Licenses and Certifications



Working Conditions/Physical Demands



Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer\. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information\.
Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-12-01

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Elder Abuse Clinician

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