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Registered Nurse, RN, Clinical Educator - San Antonio, TX

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
San Antonio, TX
Date:
05/25/2017
Job Code:
1741063
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Registered Nurse, RN, Clinical Educator - San Antonio, TX(Job Number:711402)
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)

 

This position requires 80% travel in the San Antonio, TX area 

 

The Clinical Educator is a key educational resource and advocate for patients diagnosed with chronic diseases or significant co-morbidities and their families and caregivers and conducts wellness and prevention classes for all patients in our clinics. 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:

  • Conduct classes to meet the goals and objectives of the company and grant projects
    • Plan, design and implement curricula and select or create educational material to support effective teaching

    • 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 behavior change and group education
    • Conduct learning needs assessments to identify patient knowledge deficits and utilize effective educational techniques
    • 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 other educators/health coaches 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
    • Consistently demonstrate effective planning and organization by gathering and preparing all materials and supplies prior to each class
    • Seek ways to improve job efficiency and makes appropriate suggestions following proper chain of command
  • Conduct 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

Job Clinical Administration
Primary Location US-TX-San Antonio
Other Location US-TX-Shiner-Texas, US-Texas, US-TX-Yoakum-Texas, US-TX-Gonzales, US-TX-NEW BRAUNFELS, US-TX-BOERNE, US-TX-SEGUIN, US-TX-Helotes, US-TX-FLORESVILLE
Organization WellMed Medical Mgmt, Inc
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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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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