Gerontologist Job Description

gerontologist job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Gerontologist Job Description

A gerontologist is a person who studies the characteristics of a group of people primarily between the ages of 45 and 64.

Gerontologists often study how the aging process affects the physical and mental well-being of seniors.

Gerontologists are often concerned with how aging affects the overall health of senior citizens and their families.

They may conduct surveys, interviews, and studies, for instance, in order to determine the impact of aging on individuals.

Gerontologists also study how seniors live.

How do seniors spend their time? What do they eat? What do they do for fun? How do seniors spend their free time? Gerontologists also study the effects of aging

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Gerontologist to help us study the effects of aging on the human body. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about helping people age gracefully and living their best life possible.

Gerontologist Duties:

  • Provide geriatric care management to older clients and their families
  • Provide education, counseling, and resource assistance on topics such as nutrition, mobility, medication management, and coping with physical limitations
  • Develop treatment plans and prescribe medications as necessary
  • Create and monitor treatment plans including medications, therapies, and nutrition
  • Coordinate care with physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers
  • Advise clients and their families on elder law, estate planning, and other legal issues
  • Develop referral sources for outside services
  • Develop and conduct educational programs for caregivers
  • Provide general administrative, clerical, and secretarial support

Gerontologist Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare experts to determine adherance with clinical guidelines, medical coding requirements, and federal regulations
  • Research and evaluate clinical and financial information to determine adherence to clinical guidelines, medical coding requirements, and federal regulations
  • Report findings, recommending policy changes to achieve compliance, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement approved changes
  • Develop policies and procedures for clinical activities, including defining work procedures, staff assignments, and required training
  • Track medical coding and reimbursement practices
  • Oversee compliance with clinical regulations and medical coding
  • Modify existing procedures to expand scope of practice, including delegating duties to staff
  • Conduct peer reviews to evaluate clinical effectiveness of staff, and assist in hiring and onboarding new staff and training internally
  • Perform quality assurance checks to ensure performance standards are met

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience working or volunteering in geriatrics
  • Highly skilled in developing and maintaining relationships with senior care providers
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry trends and issues
  • Proven ability to write clear and concise reports

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are committed to building a team that is reflective of the many different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences that make up our society. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages.

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