Diabetes Educator, Endocrinology Metabolism HB Diabetes Clinic

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Diabetes Educator works collaboratively with the Diabetes/Endocrinology team and the specific population served to provide discipline and level appropriate clinical and educational services. The focus of the position is transmitting knowledge related to essential skills for safe self-management to referred patients, family members and caregivers. This position will support the recognition/accreditation of the UC Heath Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support program through adherence to program requirements, collection and reporting of program data, and participation in quality improvement initiatives.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY) 5% Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Maintain expected and domain specific knowledge and skills for the delivery of diabetes education and support.

Successful completion of initial and annual of competencies for Diabetes Educator Understand and adhere to Scope of Practice, Standard of Practice, and Standards of Performance for Diabetes Educators.

Provide diabetes education and support related to essential skills for safe, self-management of diabetes utilizing department approved education resources and delivery models.

Support patient education needs during clinic operation Review patient blood glucose log, prepare for provider evaluation, escalates abnormal blood glucose patterns as appropriate. Respond to patient calls Understand basic operation of diabetes medical devices (meters, CGM, insulin pumps) Able to download diabetes medical devices and create/print/save reports

Interact with other team members to provide interdisciplinary approach to DSMES.

Interact with other health professionals as a productive member of the health care team.

Conduct all Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support activities in compliance with the requirements of American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program in order maintain program accreditation. Including but not limited to: - Initial Assessment Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSME) Follow Up DSMES Tracking and reporting outcomes according to department policy. Participate in community activities to support and educate diabetes population, raise awareness, and promote UC Health Diabetes\\Endocrinology.

Review the physical demands and assign an overall average percentage of time this position performs these activities. These physical demands will not be listed or rated on the annual performance appraisal.

Qualifications

Minimum Required: Associate's Degree - If Registered Nurse (RN) ? Minimum Required: Bachelor's Degree - If Registered Dietitian (RD)
Active Registered Nurse or Active Registered Dietitian | Minimum Required: 0 - 6 Months equivalent experience ? Preferred: 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience