Location: Akron, Ohio
About Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
- To treat every child as we would our own
- To treat others as they would like to be treated
- To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Part - Time: 20 Hours Per Week
1st Shift: 9am - 3:30pm
Monday - Friday: Flexible Days
Location: Akron - Onsite
Summary:The Patient Educator Hematology collaborates with patients/families, patient's school and/or homebound tutor, and other healthcare professionals involved with the patient's care to assess learning needs.
Responsibilities:1.Collaborates with patients/families, patient's school and/or homebound tutor, and other healthcare professionals involved with the patient's care to assess learning needs.
2.Plans and develops appropriate educational services for Hematology/Oncology patients in the inpatient unit and outpatient clinic setting, incorporating pertinent information from patient's educational documents such as 504 plans and Individualized Education Plans.
3.Provides educational instruction in individual and/or group settings using age appropriate interventions to meet the specific needs of each patient.
4.Collaborates with Oncology Outreach Educator regarding identified learning difficulties or school concerns and school re-entry needs for patients served.
5.Maintain open and ongoing communication with home school/homebound tutor regarding patient educational progress.
6.Uses effective communication and collaboration to assess and promote patient's educational goals
7.Plans and implements appropriate educational services for Hematology/Oncology patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting
8.Obtain and review pertinent educational documents such as 504 plans and IEPs and provide input into educational planning process
9.Maintains documentation of communication and educational services provided
10.Participates as an integral member of multi-disciplinary team
11.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psych/ social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
12.Other duties as required.
Other information:Technical Expertise
1.Experience to make appropriate recommendations and interventions for patient's educational needs is required.
2.Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
3.Experience in healthcare is preferred.
4.Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Education and Experience
1.Education: Bachelor's Degree in Education is required.
2.Certification: Valid State of Ohio teaching certificate [K-12] is required. BLS certification is required
3.Years of relevant experience: 3 to 5 years is preferred.
4.Years of experience supervising: None.
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