Position Summary: This position supports the mission of The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza optimizing the quality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focus on medical needs to the needs of the whole person. The Education Specialist coordinates and supervises the educational needs of patients in the acute behavioral health unit. Maintains open communication with guardians and the school staff concerning the educational needs of the patients in the adolescent unit. Conducts study session to ensure patients remain current with school assignments and other educational tasks while in the acute care unit. When need arises, will perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza expects our core values to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community. The intent of these values is to assure that TMCA/CMP is to create the environment where individuals choose to work, and that patient care services are of the highest quality.
Special Education Experience is preferred
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current licensure in the State of Colorado as a Certified Secondary Education Teacher; BCLS - Healthcare provider.
Education: Graduate of an education department at an accredited college or university.
Experience: One to two years of behavioral health acute care environment or special education experience. Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy theory and practice.
Special Qualifications: Demonstrates good organizational skills, ability to teach or mentor in an effective manner, have clinical experience that enhances this position, and ability to plan and provide for delivery of educational services. Ability to assume responsibility for self development.
A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom