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Registered Nurse, RN, Staff Development Instructor, Healthcare, WellMed - Harlingen, TX

UHG - Texas, US

Posted: 11/17/2018

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)


The Staff Development Instructor is responsible for implementing and evaluating staff development and training programs to prepare, high-quality and highly competent staff in the workplace.  This position facilitates classes, and implements corporate training programs.  This position also works with a Training Coordinator to ensure successful execution of training programs.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implements staff development and clinical staff competency programs incorporating appropriate adult learning principles
  • Work with instructional design staff to ensure all new initiatives, policies and procedures, guidelines, or other necessary updates are incorporated into orientation/training programs
  • Identify innovative training strategies for learners, including distance learners
  • Leverages creativity and utilizes a wide variety of methods to present education and training programs
  • Work with instructional design team to determine best instructional approach such as instructor-led, print, or computer and internet modalities
  • Train and/or identify effective facilitators to orient and train staff during education and training programs
  • Evaluates staff development education and training programs
  • Evaluate the results of post-program surveys and processes to obtain participant feedback
  • Work with the instructional design team to create nursing/clinical competency tools and self-management support competency tools
  • Conduct competency skill evaluations at least yearly to ensure ongoing monitoring of skills and performance
  • Provides job role training to learners for specific behavior and skill development utilizing effective feedback and motivational support techniques
  • Collaborate with learner’s manager and the instructional design team to identify and provide training needs for staff
  • Provide learner specific feedback and recommendations to learner’s manager
  • Follows plan for professional development and actively seeks out opportunities to increase expertise in nursing education and adult training programs
  • Conducts training and education programs for other departments, providers, clinic staff, other partners, and vendors regarding programs as requirements dictate
  • Provides excellent customer service, monitors quality service and customer service delivery by nursing staff
  • Serves on corporate committees, task forces, and/or work groups
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

Full-Time Field Base Position: This position requires 75% traveling around the Harlingen, TX, 78550 area,  but must be available to travel to other states as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Education or a related field (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 OR Paramedic certification or military EMT/medic experience may be considered in lieu of an RN license
  • 3+ years of experience in a clinical setting, hospital or physician office practice
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to travel up to 75%
  • Reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the following: managed care, disease management and complex care case management, basic principles and practices of clinical nursing, adult learning principals
  • Experience within a health plan setting
  • Experience with an electronic medical record
  • Previous training experience
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery
  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

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 240,000+ 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.



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