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Registered Nurse RN Clinical Patient Educator Healthcare WellMed Harlingen TX

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: La Feria
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others?--Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve--your life's best work.(sm)-- -- WellMed provides concierge - level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum--division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing--your life's best work.(sm) -- 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
  • a. Plan, design and implement curricula utilizing established standards and evidence based information and select or create educational material to support effective teaching
  • b. 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
  • a. Assess learning needs and health literacy to identify patient knowledge deficits and utilize effective educational techniques
  • b. Evaluate effectiveness of teaching methods and adapt as needed to ensure patient understanding and success
  • Promote patient empowerment through the use of motivation, 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, social workers and Healthcare Coordinators/Managers to identify and recruit appropriate patients for educational programs
  • Complete timely and accurate documentation in designated applications to ensure communication of patient status and progress
  • Ensure all new initiatives, policies and procedures, guidelines or other necessary updates are incorporated into patient education programs
  • Conduct class preparation and presentation in an effective and efficient manner
  • a. Consistently demonstrate effective planning and organization by gathering and preparing all materials and supplies prior to each class
  • b. Seek ways to improve job efficiency and makes appropriate suggestions following proper chain of command
  • Communicate patient and program outcome metrics to clinic and regional leadership, collaborate to identify quality and/or process improvement activities
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned This position requires 50% travel in the Harlingen TX and surrounding counties -- 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. Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Associate's Degree in Nursing with four or more years of nursing experience
    • Active and unrestricted RN license in the applicable state
    • Ability to read, write and speak fluently in English and Spanish using medical terms, based on market need
    • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) designation or must obtain certification within 3 years of hire, based on market need
    • Current BLS certification or must obtain within 90 days of hire
    • Diverse clinical experience with four or more years caring for chronically ill patients with multiple disease conditions
    • Possess highly developed planning, organizing, conflict resolution, collaborative and interpersonal skills
    • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and ability to master other departmental specific programs/applications
    • Independent problem identification/resolution and decision making skills
    • Must be able to prioritize, plan and handle multiple tasks and demands simultaneously
    • 50% local travel within market
    • 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
    • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained. -- Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience working with geriatric population
      • Knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT codes related to patient education and understanding of billing requirements, based on market need -- Careers with WellMed.--Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do--your life's best work.(sm) -- -- Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characte

Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Edinburg , Registered Nurse RN Clinical Patient Educator Healthcare WellMed Harlingen TX, Healthcare , La Feria, Texas

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