Education and Training Specialist II
The Education and Training Specialist II will function as a patient
educator and coach for patients with pain to promote alternatives
to opioids in multiple health care settings including the emergency
department, inpatient service, select outpatient clinics, and the
postoperative anesthesia unit. This position is part of the Pain
Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) with a mission of
advancing innovation and safety in pain education, patient care and
research. The pain educator will teach patients about nonopioid,
integrative and nonpharmacologic pain management including patient
discharge toolkits. Key populations include older adults, trauma
patients, and those with chronic pain conditions. This position
reports to the Associate Chair of EM Research and the principal
investigator for the PAMI. The position will expand a new model
pain coaching and education program for patients and
- Works with Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI)
investigators, stakeholders and content experts (pharmacists, pain
specialists, physical therapists, case managers, psychologists,
etc. to develop education and coaching toolkit materials for
implementing nonopioid and nonpharmacologic patient pain education
management plans including videos, resources, best practices,
follow-up plans and documentation metrics. Provides educational
sessions with patients and reviews patient goals. Discusses pain
neurobiology and integrative or nonpharmacologic management options
such as pain journaling, virtual reality, aromatherapy,
mindfulness, distraction, topical and nonopioid analgesics,
medication safety, and naloxone usage.
- Creates meaningful patient and provider education materials or
videos using programs such as VISME, CANVA, or VYOND. Participates
in pain patient rounds in inpatient and outpatient settings. Makes
rounds in the ED, inpatient and clinic environments at both UF
Health Jacksonville hospitals.
- Develops and field tests new discharge integrative pain and
opioid stewardship patient toolkits customized by pain type and
patient needs including materials for physical and cognitive pain
management interventions. Revises content based on patient and
provider feedback. Maintains an inventory and menu of patient
toolkit materials and options. Develops accompanying literature and
resources for patients and providers.
- Assists with maintaining project timeline and grant progress
reports. Develops and presents infographics, presentations, data,
and posters. Maintains project related literature databases.
Communicates regularly with project stakeholders and investigators.
Attends project and team meetings.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant
experience, or an equivalent combination of education and
Master’s degree preferred. Professional experience in patient
education, pain management, neurobiology or integrative medicine.
Clinical experience as a nurse, counselor, paramedic, pharmacy
technician or other clinical health profession. Data and project
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, 3
references and resume.
This is a time-limited position. Time limited positions are based
on circumstances, such as funding sources, which control the length
of which the position is available.
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