Memphis, TN
Full-time
Salary: $0.00 to $1.00 /hour


The Hypertension Control Program Coordinator will take a lead and coordination role in ensuring high-quality hypertension-related data collection across service delivery sites and timely reporting on hypertension management and control

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) Program.

Increase awareness of the SMBP Program among patients 18 to 85 years of age who have been diagnosed with hypertension through various platforms (i.e., patient portal, social media, community forums, electronic outreach campaigns, videos).

Work closely with the care team to identify patients who would be a good candidate for the SMBP Program.

Apply evidence-based interventions that encourage taking medications and implementing lifestyle modifications to improve HTN control and reduce HTN-related complications.

Develop and implement a SMBP standardized training procedure that includes teaching clinical staff and patients proper techniques for obtaining accurate blood pressure measurements.

Coordinate and implement a public communication strategy that conveys a consistent message to hypertensive patients about the importance of effectively controlling high blood pressure.

Work in collaboration with a specific Physician, Supervisor and other health care team members, consulting and referring as appropriate, but retains responsibility for ongoing clinical management of the patient.

Interview with patients and/or family, constructs comprehensive medical histories, perform initial and periodic physical examinations, evaluate patient behavior, and explores patient’s interpretation of health needs.

Develop educational and training sessions to support the development of a tool to assess the impact of remote monitoring in the management of hypertension.

Motivate patients to reach their target blood pressure and help them adjust their plans as necessary.

Counsel patients and their families on nutrition needs, eating habits, physical activity, and other lifestyle modifications to enhance their overall health.

Write orders to increase, decrease, or change medication (subject to collaborating and medical consultation as indicated.

Provide regular mentoring and technical support to the care team regarding the provision of hypertension treatment according to the national treatment protocol and reporting of hypertension data using a standardized recording and reporting system.

Participate in all Training/Technical Assistance (T/TA) opportunities, such as peer learning groups, didactics, discussion panels, innovative teaching models (e.g., Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)) to strengthen the SMBP Program team’s ability to narrow gaps in poorly controlled hypertension.

Continue to strengthen strategic partnerships with local and national organizations (American Heart Association, American Medical Association) and leverage new partnerships and resources to improve blood pressure control rate.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

One to three years of nursing experience

Master’s degree in nursing; Current NP license for the State of TN is required

Current BLS, PALS & ACLS certifications as applicable.

Current DEA License

The ability to use electronic health record system.

The ability to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone, and via e-mail with other staff, the public, the patients, and the medical staff.

We offer competitive pay and benefits for all full-time employees. Our comprehensive benefits include health, dental and vision insurance. Company paid life insurance, voluntary disability insurance and a rich paid time off program. Memphis Health Center is also designated as a “student loan forgiveness site” for qualifying positions.

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