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Regional RN Clinical Educator - WellMed - Austin, TX

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Austin, TX
Date:
02/16/2018
2018-02-162018-03-17
Job Code:
745076
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745076 Regional RN Clinical Educator WellMed Austin TX

Regional RN Clinical Educator - WellMed - Austin, TX (745076)

Position Description

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 Regional Clinical Educator - RN acts as an educational resource, and advocate for patients with high-risk diagnoses such as Diabetes, CHF, IHD and COPD/Asthma and or patients with co-morbidities through the market. The Regional Clinical Educator also conducts wellness and prevention classes for all patients in the market. This position interacts and collaborates with a multidisciplinary care team, which includes 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 position supports Clinical Programs activities by providing staff training related to the implementation of special projects and grant programs.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conducts classes on chronic disease states to include but not limited to CHF, IHD, COPD and Diabetes and health and wellness topics
  • Assist in providing patient empowerment through use of motivation, supportive skills, problem solving, and self-management goal setting
    • Collaborates with multidisciplinary care team including physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers and other educators/health coaches to identify and provide effective education techniques for plan member
    • Evaluates effectiveness of teaching methods and provides feedback, recommendations and corrective action plans to the multidisciplinary care team for ensure patient progression toward goals
  • Conducts learning needs assessments to identify patient knowledge deficits and utilizes effective educational techniques
  • Ensures that all educational content is updated to reflect changes in standards of care, and formulary and procedures changes
  • Ensures all new initiatives, policies and procedures, guidelines or other necessary updates are incorporated into patient educational program
  • Manages travel and class preparation in an efficient and effective manner utilizing time management skills to facilitate the total work process
    • Provides constructive information to minimize problems and increase customer satisfaction
    • Seeks ways to improve job efficiency and makes appropriate suggestions following the appropriate chain of command
  • Enters patient data into the TruCare Medical Management application accurately and within specified time frames
  • Participates in the development of appropriate QI processes, establishing and monitoring indicators
  • Conducts staff training related to the implementation of special projects and grant programs. Assists in the implementation of those programs as directed by the Clinical Program Manager
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse with a current license to practice in the applicable
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or ADN with 5+ years documented nursing experience
  • Diverse clinical experience with 3+ years of experience in caring for the acutely ill patients with multiple disease conditions
  • Possess planning, organizing, conflict resolution, negotiating and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in PC software computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and other departmental specific programs/applications
  • Independent problem identification/resolution and decision making skills
  • Must be able to prioritize, plan, and handle multiple tasks, demands simultaneously
  • Bilingual language skills (Spanish) - speaking, reading and writing
  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor’s diagnosis of disease

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification of Diabetes Educator
  • Experience working with psychiatric and geriatric patient population

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 25 pounds of force
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery
  • Ability to properly drive and operate a company vehicle
  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing

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 90,000+ 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 characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

 

 

Job Keywords: RN Clinical Educator, RN, Diabetic Educator, Registered Nurse, Clinical Educator, Austin, TX, Seguin, Buda, Texas

Job Details

  • Contest Number745076
  • Job TitleRegional RN Clinical Educator - WellMed - Austin, TX
  • Job FamilyNursing
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Austin, TX
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

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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