Summary: Provides diabetes self-management education and training (DSME/T), using assessment, goal setting, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Develops professional competency of clinical staff.
FTE Status: Full Time
FTE: 1.000000 (FTE x 80 = hours per pay period)
Responsibilities: Educates patients on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis, including nutrition, medication, physical activity and glucose testing. Constructs age-specific education. Incorporates data from care team into the plan of care. Follows the AADE 7 self-care behaviors in education. Acts as a level 5 - advanced level diabetes educator within 3 years of hire, as recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) guidelines. Trains other team members and participates in annual provider training on insulin pumps and intensive insulin management.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Credentials: * Basic Life Support * Certified Diabetes Educator * Registered Dietitian
Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Dietetics. Preferred: Master's degree. Required Licensure/Certification: Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration required within 3 months of hire. Completion of Certification as Diabetes Educator as defined by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) within 3 years of hire. Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider. Minimum Experience: 1 year as a Registered Dietitian. Experience in managing patients with diabetes. Preferred: 2 years as a diabetes educator and completion of certification.
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
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Internal Number: 9748
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