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Education/Training Spec II

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 23, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time
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Classification Title:

Education and Training Specialist II

Job Description:

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 providers.
  • 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.
Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

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 management experience.

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.

University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville: Visit this link to watch the video.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes

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