The Diabetes Specialist performs Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training for inpatient and TCU/Rehab patients through assessment, evaluation, education, medication management, planning, organizing and implementation of care plans, and discharge planning. Collaborates with the Glucose Control Team, provides staff in-services and assists with the Diabetes Program, classes and outpatients as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:.
· Ability to develop diabetes education programs and activities that support the mission, philosophy, and framework of Confluence Health.
· Ability to apply advanced adult & pediatric learning principles in the design, implementation, evaluation, and oversight of diabetes education for acute care and TCU/Rehab patients.
· Teach self-management education, including diet, exercise, self-monitoring of blood glucose, insulin injection and medication adherence.
· Provide Insulin Pump guidance for staff and patients, acquire pump certifications (major brands).
· Ability to provide professional medical services within the scope of training and responsibility in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Confluence Health policies, procedures and protocols.
· Identify opportunities to optimize drug therapy and plan for discharge.
· Participate in studies as needed.
· Lead Diabetes Quality Committee.
· Provide staff education and in-service via classroom presentation, counseling, and excellent communication skills.
· Develop, edit, proof read and evaluate educational materials.
· Ability to function independently and as a member of a cross-functional team.
· Ability to organize and set work priorities in a multi-task environment.
· Other duties as assigned.
· Must be proficient with Windows navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
· Software/Platform Skills: Electronic Medical Records.
1) Demonstrate Standards of Behavior in all aspects of job performance.
a. Address patients, visitors, families, and co-workers in a pleasant and respectful manner: display courtesy at all times.
b. Respond quickly and appropriately to inquiries and requests.
c. Assist co-workers without being asked.
d. Display an unhurried and caring manner with visitors, families, and co-workers when performing duties.
e. Maintain confidentiality of all patient or physician related information. Refrain from gossip and speak in low tones in all appropriate areas.
f. Demonstrate a pleasing disposition and sensitivity to visitors', families, and co-workers' needs.
2) Perform related assignments as requested in order to promote positive visitor, family, and co-worker relations.
a. Communicate, cooperate and perform related duties with other co-workers in your department and in other departments in a courteous and efficient manner to achieve overall health system goals and objectives.
b. Greet all visitors, families, and co-workers, patient and physicians in a courteous, respectful and professional manner at all times. Respond to all visitors, clients, families, and co-workers with empathy and positive interpersonal skills at all times.
c. Handle all requests with a positive attitude at the time the request is made.
d. Assume the responsibility for maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships with all those working or being cared for in the health system.
e. Demonstrate a commitment to providing the highest and most reliable quality service available on a daily basis.
f. Strive for positive change in your work area. Cooperate with team members in a constructive and supportive manner.
g. Be responsible for addressing inappropriate or unacceptable behavior on the part of a co-worker(s) in your department.
h. Demonstrate ethical conduct and practices.
KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING:
· Minimum Bachelor's degree in healthcare related field such as Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse, Registered Pharmacist, PA-C or ARNP
· 2-3 years experience, with an emphasis on Diabetes Management and Education.
· Certified Diabetes Educator or BC-ADM, or is eligible to become a CDE or BC-ADM within 12 months of hire.