PT EIT-4-BPSD Study Interventionist

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: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

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Campus/Location: Penn State Abington Date Announced: 10/10/2018 Date Closing: open until filled Job Number: 83530 Work Unit: College of Nursing Department: Center for Nursing Research Full/Part Time: Part-Time


The Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing seeks to hire a Study Interventionist to fill a part-time wage payroll position as soon as possible. The successful candidate will report to Principal Investigators on this study, which is a pragmatic trial funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research. It focuses on implementation of an evidence-based process to increase person-centered management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in nursing homes, referred to as EIT-4-BPSD. The findings from this study will add to what is known about implementation of effective interventions in nursing homes, will serve as a model for other programs and care approaches, and will help facilities and staff implement quality person-centered care, which is the goal of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Reduce Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes. The main responsibilities of this employee are to lead the interventional activity for one or more participating nursing home study sites (up to five will be recruited); and, provide education and coaching consultation to nursing home teams implementing evidence based nonpharmacological interventions for residents experiencing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. This position requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent (master's degree or equivalent experience preferred). Previous experience providing clinical dementia care or educational activities to residential care home staff from a holistic and person-centered perspective is also required. A successful applicant will possess excellent problem solving, organizational and interpersonal skills. A love of working with people living with dementia is a must. This individual must be able to act independently and as a member of a management team. Flexibility in part-time work hours will be required to meet the demands of scheduling time in busy clinical environments. Applicants must have their own transportation to get to meeting sites. For more information, contact Kimberly Van Haitsma, PhD, at

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