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Patient Educator - Atrium Health ROC - Outpatient - FT

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 11145
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 21091017240501-Administration
Location: Charlotte - 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy

Overview

JOB SUMMARY
The Patient Educator is a health care professional who has mastered the core of knowledge and skill in the
biological and social sciences, communication and counseling, education; and who has clinical experience in
the field of specialty. Functions include the role of expert clinician, educator, consultant, and case manager.
In collaboration with the medical staff and nursing staff, monitors the clinical care and education of patients
and provides educational support to improve patient care and patient outcomes. The Educator acts as a role
model, patientadvocate, change agent,leader and cost-effective practitioner.
A registered nurse’s practice is guided by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 Evaluates and assists patients and their significant others, and family in the acquisition of clinical
    informationandeducation.
 Uses established principles of teaching – learning theoryand life-stylecounseling.
 Individualizes instructions for persons of all ages, incorporating their cultural preferences, health
beliefs and learning styles.
 Adheres to the Standards of Practice for field of specialty.
 Develops reviews and updates educational information for patients and staff.
 Evaluates patients’ / families’response to education, treatment and health services provided.
 Serves as a resource to nursing staff, nursing students, other health care personnel and the
    community.
 Incorporates into practice the generally accepted new techniques and knowledge acquired through
    continuingeducation andevidencebasedpractice.
 Demonstrates strongcriticalthinkingskills andinterpersonal communicationskills.
 Documents patient assessment, education, learning barriers and interventions to address barriers,
    and patientresponse to education.
 Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences, in-services, and continuing education for
    professionalgrowth.
 Displays honesty, warmth and openness to reinforce positive behavior change.
 Participates in performance improvement activities. Analyzes and interprets data.
 Serves on department and hospital committees and participates in governance activities.
 Models the mission, vision, values, Standards of Excellence and goals of the Carolinas
    HealthcareSystem.
 Supports and contributes to the Patient Centered Care Philosophy by understanding that every
    teammate is a Caregiver whose role is to meet the needs of the patient.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. Must be
able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must
speak English in good, understandable terms. Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch. Finger
dexterity. Critical thinking and ability to concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient
and/or unit conditions. PhysicalAbilities Testing required.
Additional department specific physical requirements may be identified for unique responsibilities within the
department bythe nurse leader.EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred. Current RN license or temporary license as a
Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or; if declaring a National License
Compact(NLC)state as yourprimary state of residency,meet the licensure requirementsin your home state or for Non-National License Compactstates, current RN license or temporary license as a RegisteredNurse
Petitioner required in the state where the RN works. Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
status according to American Heart Association. 2 yearsof experience in the field of clinicalspecialty preferred.
Professional certification in the field ofspecialty within 2 yearsif not currently certified required or eligible to
meet academic professional and experiential requirement to become certified in the field of practice.
Additionaleducation, training, certifications, or experience may be required within the department by the
nurse leader
PATIENT POPULATION SERVED
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and demonstrates the skills and
competency appropriate to the ages, culture, developmental stages, and special needs of the patient
populationserved.
PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
 Will limit access to protected health information (PHI) to the information reasonable necessary to do
    the job.
 Will share information onlyon a need to know basis for work purposes.
 Access to verbal, written and electronic PHI for this job has been determined based on job level and
    job responsibility within the organization. Computerized access to PHI for this job has been
    determined as described above and is controlled via user ISand password.
APPROVALS Digitally signed by HRCOMPENSATION
DN: cn=HRCOMPENSATION, o=Carolinas HealthCare System, ou=HR Compensation,
email=HRCOMPENSATION
@carolinashealthcare.org, c=US Date: 2017.010.25 17:40:28 -04'00'
Name: Title: HR Specialist, Compensation Date: 10/25/17
(Compensation Administration)
SVP & System Chief Nurse
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed
by people assigned this job classification. They are not to be construed as an all inclusive list of all duties,
skills, and responsibilities of people so assigned.
REFERENCES
American Nurses Credentialing Center (2013) Magnet Recognition Program: Application Manual 2014.
Silver Spring, MD: Author.
AmericanNursesAssociation (2010) Nursing:Scope and Standards ofPractice
[2nd ed.].SilverSpring MD. Nursesbook.org.
North Carolina Board of Nursing. Nursing Practice Act (2009).
South Carolina Code of Laws.Title 40Professions andOccupations. Chapter 33 Nurses Article I. Nurse Practice Act.