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Elder Life Specialist

Portland, ME

Posted: 03/26/2024 Employment Type: TempToFT Industry: Healthcare Pay Rate: $22hr

Job Description


This is a great opportunity in downtown Portland for candidates with a strong clinical background (Medical Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant), who are looking for a less physical role to move into.

The Elder Life Specialist handles evaluation and enrollment of elderly patients who are at a high risk of developing complications. This position also involves training and assigning hospital volunteers to deliver patient interventions.

What you will do:

  • Perform daily thorough geriatric intake assessment and enrollment of new patients into the program. Screening procedure includes medical review, patient/family interview and nurse interview along with EL Nurse Specialist.
  • Update treatment plans daily and assign volunteers to work with particular patients and define for them appropriate interventions.
  • Implement treatment plans and therapeutic activities which will meet individual and group treatment, under supervision of the clinical staff.


  • Contribute to essential documentation requirements which may encompass screenings, evaluations, progress notes and discharge summaries for all assigned patients.
  • Work in conjunction with other team members in formulating and implementing treatment plans and treatment approaches for assigned patients.
  • Assume responsibility for patient safety when working with the patients.


  • A strong clinical background (Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, etc.) to navigate patient charts.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to interact with elderly patients in a friendly manner.
  • High school education required, degree in a healthcare related field is preferred.
  • License/CertificationsCertified as Nursing Assistant by State of Maine, or eligible for certification as a Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS) as administered by NCTRC, or eligible for LSW with focus on elder care.
  • Previous work in elder care preferred but not required.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $22.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week



  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance




  • Monday to Friday


Ability to Commute:


  • Portland, ME (Required)


Ability to Relocate:


  • Portland, ME: Relocate before starting work (Required)


Work Location: In person

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