As a member of an interdisciplinary team, assists in the development of staff education, improved processes, patient education, identifying barriers to care, care coordination and transition, nutrition therapy, medication therapy and management, hypoglycemia management and prevention, and monitoring glycemic control. The RN Diabetes Educator is integral to the development and improvement of components of hospital care that affect inpatient diabetes management.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists with development and management of evidence-based hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia management order sets and protocols (as well as monitoring, tracking, and root cause analysis to prevent errors and patient harm).
Assists in the development of medication management policies/protocols within the hospital inpatient setting and for use after discharge, along with plans of care that facilitate a smooth transition across the care settings.
Maintains Diabetes Program standards as set forth by the American Diabetes Association, and assists in implementing required elements to attain/maintain certification as a Diabetes Center of Excellence following the Joint Commission standards.
As needed, completes the Diabetes Assessment for patients and provide patient education to include assistance with the management of insulin pumps.
Responsible for the compilation of blood glucose data and the surveillance of outcome measurements.
Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery,and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology right here at home. Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in t...reating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016! Where We LiveGrand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. An outdoor lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. Fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and 4-wheeling on the Grand Mesa located just 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers taht supply abundant opportunites for boating, rafting, paddleboarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with easy access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte.Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with numerous unique shops and several delicious cafe's and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado. What do you want to do today?