Patient Educator 2

Augusta University
Augusta University

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Student Affairs, Counseling
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Patient Educator 2
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 242391

Responsibilities The duties include, but are not limited to:
    Conduct psychosocial assessments, including scales and measures, and individual new-patient orientations for Parkinson’s, a typical Parkinson’s and other movement disorders patients and care-partners; provide counseling on individual, couple, and family basis; lead and co-lead group therapy; co-lead support group meetings in-person and online; work closely with interdisciplinary team to create customized treatment plans; coordinate quarterly or bimonthly interdisciplinary clinics; assist patients and care-partners in enrolling in and assessing government, institutional, and other assistance programs for collaboratively to benefit patients and care-partners; work with community-based mental health providers, exercise programs, and those providing OT, PT, and SLP for consultations and referrals for patients. Maintain patient educational materials in the Movement Disorders Clinic, rehab clinic, and all outreach events. Provide individual and large-scale education on movement disorder diagnoses, connect patients and care-partners to resources, create resources as needed, attend support groups, lead or co-lead support groups, help coordinate patient care and services across disciples. Provide education to patients and their families about home health, palliative, and hospice, and assist in transitions to such care.Manage and conduct every step of annual symposia and outreach events from conception to execution, delivered in-person and online, to local, state, regional, national, and global audiences, presented as outreach of our Center of Excellence, and as collaborations with the global Parkinson Foundation. This includes initiative and self-starter initiatives for identifying areas of impact to underserved patient populations such as the LGBTQ+PD Symposium. This includes creating and scheduling these events, securing venues, securing speakers, creating agendas, soliciting sponsorships, soliciting gifts-in-kind, securing catering, creating flyers, and promoting the events through email blasts, newsletters, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, as well as through institutional channels in collaboration with the AU Marketing and Media Relations departments. Create original programming and maintain those programs annually. Arrange and manage media appearances both local and national. Create and manage social media posts promoting our Center of Excellence activities, physicians, speaking engagements, research opportunities, and outstanding stories of patients and care-partners. Oversee required and optional Parkinson Foundation trainings of our COE staff, including promoting, registering, and ensuring the progress and completion by all staff members. Deliver public presentations to local civic, medical, church, rehab, and other community groups. Serve as guest speaker to support groups and various community programs. Create and present online multi-module CME courses for the Parkinson Foundation on topics including Mood Disorders and Parkinson’s, and Care-Partner Stress. Deliver live webinar lectures in collaboration with the Parkinson Foundation, MCG health providers, and COE’s at other medical schools on topics including, but not limited to: Managing the Holidays When Someone You Love Has Parkinson’s, Newly Diagnosed, Managing Parkinson’s Mid-Stride, Tips for Sanity During the Pandemic, Eating Healthy and Parkinson’s, Sleep and Parkinson’s, Intimacy Issues and Parkinson’s.Coordinate the Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence at MCG/AU, which entails working with COE Medical Director to maintain adherence to all COE status requirements, as well as additional requirements as they are developed, including annual detailed Fiscal Year budget report, and annual detailed COE Fiscal Year functional report specifying diagnoses, programs, interdisciplinary staff members and trainings, patient demographics, outreach events, and research studies. Serve at the Parkinson Foundation’s national leadership level as invited, including, but not limited to national mental health panels, mental health task force, educational curriculum advisory council, social work consortium, speak panels, CME course creation and instructorship, grant review panel, national mentor-mentee program for COE coordinators, and state Parkinson-community panel. Attend annual online or out-of-town national conferences, including the annual Parkinson Foundation Center Leadership Conference. Assist the COE Medical Director in required 3-year training and adaptation of the Parkinson Foundation Comprehensive Palliative Care Initiative to be completed by the end of 2023.Produces timely, detailed, and written communication with movement specialists, nurses, and other health care providers including notes in Power Chart, creation of customized original patient-education documents for patients and care-partners, creation of patient medical-necessity letters, blog posts for the Parkinson Foundation website, and other articles as needed.Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three years of applicable related experience. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Ability to maintain confidentialityDetail-orientedExcellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databasesDemostrates advanced knowledge of Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders.Demostrates dignity, respect, and confidentialiy for patients and their families' beliefs, values, and cultures i the planning and delivery of multicultural and inclusivity-informed health care.Provides gold-standard service to all constituents including, but not limited to, patients, patients' families, community members, students, faculty, and staff.
Certifications/License Current Georgia Social Worker LicensureShift/Salary/Benefits Shift: Days/M-F (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position)Travel, and work on nights and weekends, as needed.Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the positionRecruitment Period: 4/29/2022 - Until FilledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Preferred Five or more year's experience in outreach and knowledge of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and related movement and memory disorders.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. “Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success.”Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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