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RN Clinical Patient Educator

Dallas, TX 75201
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  • Job Code
    891022
  • Jobs Rated
    118th
The RN Clinical Patient Educator is a key educational resource and advocate for patients diagnosed with chronic diseases or significant co-morbidities, their families and caregivers. This RN is responsible for providing specific disease pathophysiology, wellness and prevention information for patients in our clinics. This position interacts and collaborates with a multidisciplinary care team, including physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers and other educators, to develop educational strategies and care management interventions that will assist in maximizing patient outcomes. This RN may also communicate program outcomes to clinic and regional leadership 
 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conduct classes to meet the goals and objectives of the enterprise.
  1. Plan, design and implement curricula utilizing established standards and evidence based information and select or create educational material to support effective teaching.
  2. Provide education sessions for patients and their families or caregivers in both group and 1:1 settings.
  • Demonstrate a well-developed understanding of adult education learning principles, presentation skills, stages of behavioral change and group education.
  1. Assess learning needs and health literacy to identify patient knowledge deficits and utilize effective educational techniques.
  2. Evaluate effectiveness of teaching methods and adapt as needed to ensure patient understanding and success.
  • Promote patient empowerment through the use of appropriate motivational interviewing techniques, supportive skills, problem-solving and self-management goal setting in a climate of learning and encouragement.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary care team including physicians, nurses, case managers and social workers to identify and recruit appropriate patients for educational programs.
  • Timely and accurate entry of data into the EMR and other applications necessary to communicate patient needs and to ensure complete documentation of patient visits and phone calls.
  • Ensure all new initiatives, policies and procedures, guidelines or other necessary updates are incorporated into patient education programs.
  • Solve problems by gathering and/or reviewing facts and selecting the best solution from identified alternatives. Decision making is usually based on prior practice or policy, with some interpretation.
  • Conduct class preparation and presentation in an effective and efficient manner.
  1. Consistently demonstrate effective planning and organization by gathering and preparing all materials and supplies prior to each class or educational session.
  2. Seek ways to improve job efficiency and makes appropriate suggestions following proper chain of command.
  3. Maintain professional and organized counseling area and supplies for patient education at assigned site(s).
  • Performs other duties as assigned 
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role



You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Posted: 2020-09-24 Expires: 2020-11-23

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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Registered Nurse
118th2018 - Registered Nurse
Overall Rating: 118/220
Median Salary: $70,000

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