Interview and counsel patients and families to provide treatment for problems related to physical illness, personal/family challenges and daily coping strategies for patient’s attendance at school and/or place of employment.
--Arrange and conduct interviews with patients and families to obtain and evaluate case histories and social/psychological data.
--Select and provide treatment and counseling services for patients.
--Prepare and maintain patient registration documents and various financial/administrative reports.
--Consult with University of Louisville Physicians Adult Neurology clinical staff and professionals in various community agencies to assess individual needs and identify appropriate services for treatment and support.
--Perform related duties as required.
Other Related Job Duties Specific to the Division of Adult Neurology
--Educate patients related to their specific condition; provide counseling as needed.
--Support patient compliance with treatment plans and appointments to help patients avoid increased risk of injury, missed school/work days, and hospital visits/admissions.
--Provide customized patient education plans and strategies so that adverse patient outcomes can be avoided.
--Coordinate communication with primary care doctors on treatment plans and patient updates.
--Facilitate vocational training for patients with epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and brain injuries.
--Work closely with the multi-disciplinary team of MDs, NPs, RNs to assess psychological and cognitive functioning and organize and lead support groups for patients and care givers.
--Provide depression/anxiety counseling to clinic outpatients.
--Participate in MDA/ALS clinic.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
A good portion of each day will be providing direct patient care, which is in a normal office environment. There is also the need to be able to get up and down out of a chair without difficulty, as one in this position moves to the front office frequently.