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)
Positions in this function include RN roles (with current unrestricted licensure in applicable state) responsible for providing clinical expertise in any of the following areas:
Conduct classes to meet the goals and objectives of the enterprise.
Plan, design and implement curricula utilizing established standards and evidence based information 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 behavioral change and group education.
Assess learning needs and health literacy 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 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.
Consistently demonstrate effective planning and organization by gathering and preparing all materials and supplies prior to each class or educational session.
Seek ways to improve job efficiency and makes appropriate suggestions following proper chain of command.
Maintain professional and organized counseling area and supplies for patient education at assigned site(s).
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.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Education or a related field required (4+ additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree)
Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Texas
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) designation or must obtain certification within 3 years of hire. BLS current – if not must obtain within 90 days of hire.
3+ years of experience in managed care and/or disease management
3+ years of experience in a clinical setting, hospital or physician office practice
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Ability to travel up to 75%
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment
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 characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.