Patient Education Coordinator, Cardiology

Emory Univ Hospital
Campus Location
Atlanta, GA, 30322
Campus Location
EUH Cardiology 6E
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Number
Job Category
Standard Hours
40 Hours


6E is a 24-bed Cardiovascular Surgical Intermediate Care Unit that provides comprehensive health care twenty-four hours daily to adults with cardiovascular illness. Diagnoses and procedures include but are not limited to coronary bypass grafts, aortic, mitral, pulmonic or tricuspid valve repair or replacement, heart transplantation, thoracic aneurysm repair, congenital heart defect repair, and ventricular assist devices. The patient population also includes cardiology patients with ICD's, pacemakers, CHF, pre-PTCA, pre or post-cardiac catheterization, EP studies, or CAD. In addition, 6E assists in managing care for patients with non-cardiac diagnoses who need cardiac telemetry monitoring secondary to new-onset cardiac dysrhythmias or patients with worsening cardiac symptoms.


6E consists of twenty-four beds and is a primary telemetry unit. In addition, telemetry antennae allow for monitoring patients from a remote location. This unit is proud to be part of a Magnet-recognized hospital that is helping define a new standard of care for patients.


The nursing staff must complete an orientation program with competency assessments and recertification conducted annually or as needed. Registered nurses provide nursing care with a nurse/patient ratio of 1:4. Patient care assistants provide assistive care with a patient ratio of 1:8. The nursing staff is required to maintain BLS and ACLS certification.


Our staff raise the bar by providing clinical expertise and the highest quality care, in the most compassionate way. If you have a passion for helping others, 6E is excited to have you!




  • Oversees assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient education programs including programs presented by department and overall patient education activities.
  • Serves as role a model for teaching excellence. Understands and applies aspects of cultural diversity appropriate to patient populations served. Looks for ways to individualize the education, training & preparedness of the patient & family or other individuals who are significant in the care of the patient.
  • Sets goals that enhance the patients' ability to provide self-care. Models ethical and professional communication in all areas of communication and encourages other staff to do the same.
  • Promotes an environment that builds trust and the success of staff members.
  • Contributes to the achievement of departmental / health system goals sharing experience, knowledge and support.
  • Supports system as well as ESJH standards. Collaborates with educational specialists, Unit Directors/Unit Nurse Educators and CNS's in their patient education liaison roles to assure the patient's needs are met.
  • Participates on appropriate committees, councils and task forces to provide guidance and expertise for patient educational issues.
  • Participates actively in change process by adopting new methods or incorporating new equipment or devices.
  • Responsible for supporting quality matrix/patient safety initiatives and insuring staff has the knowledge and resources to support this work.
  • Demonstrates clinical support to all staff and providers by consistently responding to requests for services.
  • Assuring programs are equitably and appropriately distributed among education specialists, utilizing their skills and knowledge.
  • Mentors staff to enhance existing competencies and develop new ones through educational/ training opportunities; demonstrates patience, skill and a willingness to help others to succeed, especially those with less formal preparation.
  • Works collaboratively with Clinical Nurses, Providers & Case Managers to create a seamless care transition for patients and their significant care providers.
  • Supports & practices teach back methodologies in the preparation for self-care and discharge.
  • Participates in rounds, SIBR communication and LOS Meetings to support the coordinator toward a successful transition of care.
  • Review discharge referral process and access for follow up care and clinics for indigent/uninsured patients with diabetes, and assure access to medication and glucose monitoring equipment.
  • Evaluate, develop and update patient education material content for accuracy, and literacy level every two years or as needed.
  • Collaborate with Information Systems, Pharmacy and the Emory Patient Education Committee as needed.
  • Provide staff with the materials necessary to educate their patients. Sits on hospital/system committees as needed for policy, protocol, staff education, compliance and glycemic control oversight.
  • Participate on the Emory Glycemic task force to coordinate efforts and compliance. Serve as hospital wide resource for hyperglycemic patient management/care.

  • All nurses employed in roles requiring an unencumbered nursing license must have a valid, active license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred. Previous leadership experience preferred.
  • Two years clinical nursing experience in a hospital setting. Competent in instruction of adult learners, experienced with utilizing research, editing, and writing policies and procedures.
  • Instructor experience preferred.


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