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Diabetes Educator - Diabetes Endocrinology & Metabolism Job

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
PeaceHealth
Type Full time Posted 8/15/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/16/2014
WA - Washington (All) - Vancouver Referral - n/a -    

Diabetes Educator - Diabetes Endocrinology & Metabolism Job

Date:Sep 13, 2014

Location:Vancouver, WA, US

Company:Peacehealth

Req ID:49311

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Diabetes Endocrinology & Metabolism (3955)

JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for providing individualized or group, goal directed diabetes management education for patients and their families according to the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional performance for Diabetes Educators.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Collaboratively develops educational goals, learning objectives and a plan for education content and teaching methods for program participants.
2. Provides diabetes self management training to patients in the clinic or hospital setting.  Develops an individualized follow-up plan with each patient.
3. Evaluates effectiveness of educational services provided by measuring attainment of learning objectives.  Conducts a follow-up assessment upon completion of the program.
4. Documents patient care in the medical record according to standards.
5. Participate in the development of training materials.  Contributes to and participates in continuous quality improvement processes.
6. Evaluates ability to obtain diabetic medications and testing equipment and related supplies.
7. Maintain and update education materials and keeping current with operational guidelines of glucometers.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program or Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Sciences required.
     

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of one year experience in general medical nursing or dietetics with a variety of chronic conditions, including diabetes and heart disease
  • Experience as diabetic educator in outpatient setting preferred.
     

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Registered Nurse license in the state of practice of current licensure for Dietitian in the state of practice
  • Certification as Diabetes Educator required.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Other state specific certification may be required.
     

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated ability to affectively teach in a group setting, utilizing a variety of educational methods
  • Proficient computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications
  • Ability to recognize and prioritize complex data to best serve patient
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite and ability to learn new software skills

Location:Southwest Surgery Center (154) 
Job Category:  Professionals - Clinical; Professionals - Other
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length:Variable
FTE:.6  
Work Type:  Part Time
Salary range starts at: $27.97
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Certified Diabetes Educator; Certified Dietician - Washington


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Vancouver, WA || Professionals - Clinical; Professionals - Other || Part Time || OTHER ANCILLARY SVCS 


Nearest Major Market:Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market:Tacoma
Job Segment:Endocrinology, Diabetes Educator, Medical, Laboratory, Fundraising, Healthcare, Nonprofit, Science