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Chronic Disease Health Educator

Company: People's Community Clinic
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Overview: Provide individual and group education to patients regarding Diabetes, Hypertension and other chronic diseases. The starting range for this position is $16.00 - $18.58 hourly. Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the scheduling of appointments for education visits when patients are referred to the Chronic Disease Health Educator
  • Provide individual and group education to patients regarding basic Diabetes knowledge such as: How to use a glucometer, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, blood sugar goals and blood sugar log reviews, nutrition, exercise, measures to prevent complications, etc.
  • Perform blood pressure checks and education pertaining to Hypertension self-management
  • Provide education pertaining to asthma self-management
  • Process DME forms and Diabetic shoes referrals, which includes tracking and faxing.
  • Process and track dilated eye exam referrals and provide CommUnity Care Vision and Diabetes Blindness Prevention Program vouchers.
  • Oversee and update Diabetic Blindness Prevention Program (DBPP) eye exam spreadsheet; coordinate specialist appointments through the DBPP/ Volunteer Health Clinic program.
  • Oversee the inventory and distribution of all educational materials for Health Promotion Department in coordination with the designated volunteer,including preparing and stocking all educational materials used within the Chronic Disease Department
  • Organize all purchased and donated supplies, i.e. lancets, lancing devices, glucometers, test strips, etc.
  • Utilize the chronic care model and in accordance with nationally recognized best practices, supports the delivery of patient care provided by the healthcare team.
  • Identify opportunities to improve workflow, work processes and patient care, and work cooperatively to implement these and other quality improvements.
  • Adhere to HIPAA guidelines. Qualifications: Education:
    • High School Diploma/GED Experience:
      • Two years experience working in an outpatient medical clinic;
      • Two years experience providing health education and counseling to a diverse patient population;
      • Familiarity with health behavior and teaching theories preferred. Certificate/License:
        • Medical Assistant Certification preferred
        • Diabetes Paraprofessional Certification by AADE within first 12 months.
        • CPR Certified Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
          • Bilingual in English/Spanish
          • Strong oral and written communication skills
          • Excellent customer service skills and ability to interact effectively with a diverse population
          • Patient, flexible and able to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
          • Able to develop and use resource and referral systems.
          • Computer literate
          • Good organizational skills and attention to detail. Our Benefits Include:
            • 18 PTO days per year & 9 paid holidays
            • Major Medical Health Insurance Coverage. Most employees experience $0 in out-of-pocket medical expenses.
            • Dental & Vision
            • Flexible Spending Accounts
            • Employer paid Life Insurance
            • Employer paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
            • Annual Training
            • 403(b) with 4% employer matching Peoples Community Clinic is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, disability, pregnancy, gender identity or sex stereotyping. We want you to do your best throughout the interview process. CLICK HERE to learn more about how to prepare.

Keywords: People's Community Clinic, Austin , Chronic Disease Health Educator, Healthcare , Austin, Texas

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