A career at Community Health Centers offers a unique opportunity
to join a team that makes a real impact in our community every day, by
improving individuals' health while enhancing their quality of life.
Top Reasons to work at Community Health Centers
- A great benefits
package that includes healthcare coverage, retirement plans, vacation,
sick leave, and more.
compensation with advancement opportunities and tuition / training
- Awarded “Best and
Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation” in 2018.
- Awarded “Top 100
Workplaces for Growing Families” by Orlando Sentinel.
- Modernized and
attractive health centers, that patients love.
The Patient Educator works with patients referred for assistance
by educating and coordinating services for chronic disease self-management. The
purpose of the Patient Educator is to improve health outcomes through
coordinating care, educating patients, building trust between patients and
medical practitioners, and enhancing communication and the continuity of care.
The Patient Educator will consult with other health care team members to
coordinate services of patient education, preventive care, and disease
Primary Responsibilities and Specific Duties:
- Acts as advocate
for an individual's care needs by identifying and communicating
opportunities for care interventions, addressing deficits and gaps in care
- Coordinates the
care services for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes,
hypertension and asthma in accordance with established clinic policies and
procedures, objectives, quality improvement activities, safety,
environmental and infection control standards.
targeted strategies to improve health, functional or quality of life
outcomes, such as disease management or pharmacy management, and patient
hospitalizations, emergency or urgent visits, institutional facility
admissions and re-admissions to identify issues and implement follow up
for improved outcomes.
- Routinely monitors
patient's status, needs and progress; if progress is static or regressive,
assist in identifying a reason and proactively encourage appropriate adjustments
to their plan of care with the provider and /or services to promote better
- Coordinates and
facilitates patient education groups
- Participates in
patient care coordination, pre-visit planning, huddles, one-on-one
communication, email, patient contact, and documentation of any services
accessed and/or health care related concerns/needs that have arisen since
- Participates in
team meetings to communicate and address patient care and operational
self-management goals with patients and assists them in selecting
appropriate goals and creating an action plan to achieve them.
- Monitors and
documents goals selected and follows up with patients to determine if
goals are achievable, in addition to providing assistance to patients when
needed in how to achieve their goals.
- Reviews charts
prior to scheduled visits to assess patient needs and document this
information on the flow sheets to assist the clinical support staff and
providers in easily identifying procedures or tests that are due. Reviews
and enter data into the computer.
- Tracks and provides
follow up on client care visits at CHC and treatment received at other
medical centers, including but not limited to stat and urgent orders and
referrals; medical care services such as preventive care screenings and
assessments and abnormal laboratory results for specific tests.
- Informs supervisor
of any problems that may affect quality and the standards of patient
- Perform other
duties as assigned.
- High school
diploma or equivalent required; completion of an accredited Licensed
Practical Nursing program or RN program; Active Florida LPN or RN license.
- Minimum of two (2)
years' experience as a Licensed LPN or RN in Health Care or Managed Care
experience in a patient educator role or evidence of training in patient
- Proven ability to
function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team and proven
experience in verbal and written communications and case management
- Knowledge of
health implication of chronic diseases and risks.
- Excellent skills
in oral and written communications skills.
- High level of
initiative and leadership.
- Good advocacy
- Must have proven
ability in handling multiple projects and setting priorities, as well as
effective time management.
- Able to work
flexible hours and other CHC locations as needed.