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Dementia Care Nurse Practitioner - California

synapticure · 22 days ago
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About Synapticure

Synapticure is the largest, most comprehensive specialty care clinic in the country for those living with neurodegenerative diseases. Founded by patients and caregivers living with these diseases, we are redefining the care journey for conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS in all 50 states. 
Synapticure’s virtual care model democratizes access to flexible, specialized, patient-centric care, provided by an interdisciplinary team that includes subspecialized neurologists, care navigators, advanced practice providers, and behavioral health providers.

We are growing quickly in 2024, and are hiring compassionate, responsible, and dedicated Nurse Practitioners to support patients living with dementia and their caregivers. Our interdisciplinary dementia care program is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of patients and caregivers by supplementing primary care and neurology specialty services. We provide care coordination, caregiver support and education, behavioral care management, advanced care planning, and facilitate referrals to community-based services and respite care. 


  • The DCNP practice includes diagnose, treat, and manage dementia and other acute episodic illnesses through comprehensive and acute care visits, promoting early detection of change, and timely treatment. It may also include:
  • Telehealth comprehensive and acute visits with patient and caregivers
  • Annual visits to monitor implementation of dementia care plans
  • Facilitation of appointments with consultants when the treatment plan needs to be reassessed (e.g., new behavioral complications)
  • Provide dementia education and management skills to caregivers
  • Take urgent calls during daytime hours, on call rotation, manage or triage problems, and communicate with community primary care physicians
  • Order and interpret appropriate lab and diagnostic testing and adjust treatment plans accordingly
  • The DCNP collaborates with Synapticure’s nerulogists/ dementia specialist, interdisciplinary care team and community PCPs to provide excellent dementia care to patients and caregivers
  • Maintains appropriate and compliant documentation within our EMR (electronic medical record) 
  • Collaborates with local and regional operations and clinical leadership to achieve goals
  • Supports strategic initiatives regarding the GUIDE program
  • Provides an excellent customer experience to foster high customer satisfaction/retention
  • Practices ethically and in accordance with the Scope and Standards of Practice of their profession and Board Certification
  • Follows all state and federal regulations, guidelines, and laws
  • Assists in the development of evidence-based training and education materials for patients, caregivers, Care Navigators, and public audiences

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, or NP Certificate Program Graduate
  • Current Nurse Practitioner credentialing body certificate
  • Active, unrestricted APRN licensure
  • 2 years of experience as APRN in primary care, internal medicine, geriatric care, neurology or equivalent 
  • Working knowledge of Geriatrics and care of Geriatric/Neurology patients
  • Ability to take medical histories, perform examinations, assessments and implement appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic plans using medical practice in collaboration with supervising neurologist
  • Timely documentation
  • Managing a busy clinical schedule while minimizing patient wait times
  • Comfort with multiple communication and documentation platforms (EMR, slack, email, etc)
  • Ability to assess psychosocial needs of patient/family/conservator/caregiver in a culturally diverse environment
  • Knowledge of assessment and treatment of dementia, including psychological,        behavioral, and medical aspects
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a diverse team
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based, collaborative environment; able to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Attend weekly debriefing sessions with the clinical team to review cases and discuss issues, problem solving strategies, resource needs, and communication techniques
  • Use integrated workflow management technology for care delivery and data collection
  • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships with patients, teammates, and health care and community service providers
  • Experience with electronic medical records and/or other innovative technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as an APRN in a gerontology and/or dementia care setting
  • Clinical research experience in AD/ADRD and knowledge of current research landscape related to dementia care and treatment
  • Bilingual, with verbal and written fluency in Spanish to support a diverse population of patients and caregivers
Travel Requirements: This position is fully remote, and we provide the necessary technology to work from home. Occasional travel to our headquarters in Chicago, IL and/or other locations may be expected.

Last updated on Jul 2, 2024

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