Clinical RN Educator, Tyler, PRN, Varies

UT Health East Texas
Tyler, Texas
May 01, 2021
Jun 01, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Advancing Healthcare Together – The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas Why UT Health - East Texas Our People.  Our people truly are our greatest strength.  They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day.  We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other. Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone’s life and change the course of healthcare. Our Place. Tyler, Texas is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here. Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas.  With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people. Our Tyler hospital is seeking an experienced Nurse Educator.  We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills in our Healthy Connections Department where you will be responsible for: Summary: The Pre-Admission nurse is a Registered Nurse responsible for gathering data and information to assist scheduled patients with pre-admission screening, planning and teaching, that optimizes a safe surgical experience.What You Will Be Doing:
  1. To utilize specialized nursing knowledge and discriminatve judgement while giving indirect and direct patient care.
  2. Facilitates pre-admission assessment and obtains; patient health history (health status, health systems, current medications, allergies, labs, EKG, X-ray), verifies and clarifies information.
  3. Screens patient co-morbidities and other conditions that increase the risk for surgery and refers such cases to Hospitalist Provider for review and evaluation for the risks of anesthesia, relative to the procedure to be performed.
  4. Discusses high risk patients with physician as appropriate.
  5. Assures H&P is comprehensive and dated within 30 days of surgery.
  6. Reviews results of H&P (i.e. allergies, lab, x-ray, EKG) and notifies physician of any abnormal results.
  7. Provides patient with pre-surgical information and instructions by explaining; (but not limited to) facility admission policies, date of admission, NPO requirements, pre-operative medication instructions, etc.
  8. Coordinates with physician office to discuss any patient cancellations or additions to the schedule.
  9. Must be a superior communicator, have excellent customer service skills, be enthusiastic, and display a high degree of professionalism.
  10. Reports to work in a timely manner and maintains good attendance record.
  11. Train, motivate, and provide leadership for employees.
  12. Shows flexibility in accommodating schedule changes, i.e. working late or early, changing work days, etc.
  13. Utilizes time effectively.
  14. Organizes work effectively and appropriately to finish in a timely manner, and demonstrates the ability to produce results.
  15. Provides basic patient/family instruction and healthcare teaching.
  16. Assists the physicians and/or nurses in obtaining patient information from outside the facilities.
  17. Research and enter data into medical documents for provider review.
  18. Enters procedure results from physicians/facilities into the electronic health record.
  19. Facilitate referrals for appropriate health information and services as recommended in the patient’s health care plans.
  20. Respects and supports patients’ rights.
  21. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality of information at all times.
  22. This position will have internal and external contact with employees, management, specialist offices, etc. and patients and their family members. This position will require you to be able to clearly and effectively express ideas and thoughts (verbally and in writing) and listen actively.
  23. Will maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests, building rapport, and participating in team problem-solving methods.
  24. Other duties as assigned.

So what experience are we looking for in our Nurse Educator?
  • Completion of an approved Certificate of Nursing Program
  • Two years’ clinical experience preferred
  • EMR experience
  • Excel knowledge
  • Knowledge of quality programs is a plus
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment and medical equipment



  • Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people.
  • Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together.


  • Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best.
  • Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole.


  • Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with others.
  • Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence.


  • Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
  • Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible.


  • Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
  • Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.

 Now that you read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients. UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

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