Department:OH1HS_60517_000 Regional Nurse Management
Expected Weekly Hours:32
Position Purpose:At Mount Carmel, we’re committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients and communities. Our colleagues – people like you – share our passion for always going above and beyond to provide the highest standards of care.
Job Description Details:
The Patient Education Specialist provides consultation and education to clinical colleagues regarding the health education of patients and families, assumes a leadership role in issues relating to patient education and health literacy, and acts as a change agent to support institutional initiatives pertaining to patient education. The Patient Education Specialist develops patient education materials that are easy-to-read/understand and culturally sensitive to ensure clinicians have the needed resources to support patient, family and community education.
- Develops patient education materials in response to identified needs maintaining readability and literacy standards.
- Ensures all system patient education materials are up-to-date through scheduled reviews and ongoing awareness of clinical and technological changes.
- Represents MCHS and participates in the Trinity Health System-Wide Cross-Continuum Patient Education Council.
- Chairs the Patient Education Council, leading a multidisciplinary team that reviews all new patient education materials to ensure quality and readability, and works to continuously improve patient and community education.
- Provides colleagues education related to patient education through RN orientation, nurse residency, colleague interactions, presentations, and continuing education programs.
- Collaborates with patient education colleagues in other healthcare systems in developing web-based multiple language, easy to understand, culturally appropriate health education resources to better serve diverse patients in central Ohio.
- Works with Language Access Services to provide translated Mount Carmel patient education materials.
- Plans and updates the programming for the closed circuit patient education channel and participates in the selection of other audio/visual resources.
- Participates in the development, implementation, and content maintenance of smart device patient education apps.
- Collaborates with Creative Services to provide high quality patient education print materials that meet patient education and Mount Carmel brand standards in a cost effective manner.
- Works with Clinical Informatics to provide/maintain custom patient education documents in EMR in response to clinician requests as appropriate.
- Provides consults/readability assessments of written information as requested by colleagues/departments.
- Utilizes appropriately and demonstrates continuous learning.
- Master's degree in nursing, education, or allied health field required.
- Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse or allied health professional in the State of Ohio.
- Minimum of 5 years recent clinical practice. Experience includes involvement in patient education resource and/or program development.
- Effective Communication Skills
- Demonstrates knowledge of health literacy issues.
- Demonstrates awareness of current healthcare trends, initiatives, and related evidence-based practice that impact patient education.
- Proficient in writing/editing health education at appropriate reading levels and formatting for ease of readability.
- Ability to prioritize/initiate/coordinate multiple projects with colleagues/departments throughout system.
- Effective collaboration with system-wide initiatives.
- High level computer literacy.
- BLS Healthcare Provider training required.
At Mount Carmel, we invest in your success. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues to advance patient-centered care every day. Join us in our mission to transform the lives of those we serve.
Mount Carmel and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.