General Summary: The Diabetes Clinical Educator, under the direction of the physician, is responsible for overall health communication activity, and teaching patients about behaviors that promote wellness at the medical office. The Clinical Educator is also responsible for the learning experiences that provide individuals served by TPR the opportunity to make appropriate health decisions. The health educator will use appropriate strategies, and methods to facilitate health promotion and disease prevention. The health educator must have thorough understanding of the patient population and needs.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Implement and manage health education strategies, interventions and programs for patients.
Communicate and advocate effectively for health and health education. Translate scientific language and concepts into clear, simple and understandable information for patients and clients to maximize the potential for them to take reasonable action.
Assess patient and client needs for health education, including change readiness.
Help develop, identify, implement and improve patient education material and other tools that encourage healthy decisions.
Conduct health education with patients and their families.
Develop, monitor and assess health communication interventions and policies.
Serve as a health education resource for physician practiced.
Assist with training of staff for core competency and health area specific content.
Work collaboratively with staff to ensure coordinated Center activities.
Complete other duties as directed.
Required: Bachelorâ��s Degree in Nursing or Nursing Education or related specialty
Preferred: 3 year nursing experience in an acute care setting
The educator needs to be very comfortable with Diabetes education - especially pediatric diabetes. Educator will work with children & starting them on diabetic pumps and needs to be well-versed.
Required: Current State Licenses & Certifications
Lift/position up to 25 lbs. Push/pull up to 25 lbs of force.
Frequent sitting. Moderate standing, walking, reaching, stooping, and bending
Manual dexterity, mobility, touch, auditory to perform all the related duties of the position
Adequate vocal pitch and volume
Sufficient perceptive acuity (vision and hearing) to perform all the related duties of the position
Occasional pressure due to calls, classes and projects
Job: Educators/Specialists/Advanced Practice
Primary Location: San Antonio, Texas
Facility: Staff BHS Physicians Net
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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