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Health Educator - req# 8124

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 3/18/2019
Job Reference #: 8124

Job Description

Health Educator

Requisition IDreq8124
Working TitleHealth Educator
Position Grade11
Position Summary

In collaboration with the UNM LARC Mentoring Program (LMP) team, the Health Educator will provide training and mentoring to front desk staff, MAs, nurses, health educators, and billing staff to promote education of and access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), which includes IUDs and implants. This position will work closely with the UNM LMP team and partnering clinics to address barriers to LARC provision and will provide a wide range of clinical support functions in an outpatient setting, such as training on LARC billing, coding and reimbursement, clinic flow, scheduling, benefit verification, patient education, contraceptive counseling, and confidential services. This position must be willing to travel to clinics throughout the state as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Train and mentor front desk staff on LARC benefit verification, appointment scheduling and triage.
  • Work with front desk staff and administrative staff to establish a protocol for confidential services.
  • Train clinic staff on:
  • Train MAs, nurses, and health educators on:
  • Develop a clinic protocol for tracking LARC device use, stocking, and reimbursement.
  • Travel to LMP clinical sites throughout the state as needed

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in public health
  • Experience with and understanding of LARCs and women’s reproductive health
  • Experience in youth engagement, including development of adolescent friendly clinic environments
  • Experience developing health literacy materials for adolescents, providers and clinical staff. Experience creating workflow diagrams for clinics.
  • Experience providing training and technical assistance to providers and clinic staff
  • Experience with clinic registration processes, benefit verification, patient education, contraceptive counseling and confidential services
  • Experience with medical billing and reimbursement, and ICD-10 billing codes.
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPediatrics Adolescent Medicine (997C)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2019
Pay$2,596.53 (minumun) to $3,894.80 (midpoint) Monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date2/25/2019
Application InstructionsA complete application will consist of current resume, cover letter and reference. Please describe in your cover letter how you meet the preferred qualifications for the position. Include three references in your resume. The references must be former supervisors. Finalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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