Diabetes Educator, RN, Endocrinology

Location
Orlando, FL, 32827
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 18, 2017
Closes
Aug 17, 2017
Specialty
Pediatrics
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Nemours is seeking a Diabetes Educator (Endocrinology), Full Time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. , to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, FL.

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Located in Orlando, Florida, Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated health care system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids and outpatient pediatric clinics, including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in health care innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.

Provides diabetes education to the appropriate to pediatric population, families, school personnel and groups.
  • Provides timely, effective and appropriate diabetes education to the following populations:
    • All newly diagnosed children with diabetes (any type) and their families hospitalized at Nemours Children's Hospital (exception: patients admitted and discharged on off-weekends).
    • All newly diagnosed children/families managed as outpatients at the Nemours Clinic.
    • Children/families being readmitted for diabetes-related problems (if learning needs assessment indicates re-education is needed).
    • Newly diagnosed children being seen for 1 week and 1 month follow-up at the clinic.
    • All clients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who have not had at least 1 hour of annual diabetes follow-up education (can be delivered in a group setting).
    • School personnel responsible for specific children cared for by the division (as requested by both parents and school officials). Serves as liaison to school systems.
  • Cooperates with the dietician for the Nemours Children's Hospital or dietician assigned to NCC-Endocrinology to be sure educational needs are met in a timely manner.
  • Provides insulin pump training to inpatient and outpatient clients as requested.
  • Complies with the applicable standards for diabetes education set forth by Nemours Children's Hospital and clinics, the State of Florida and the American Diabetes Association.
  • Documents all educational assessment, intervention and outcomes accordingly.
  • Maintains an up-to-date inventory and working knowledge of diabetes self-care materials for patient distribution. Develops age-appropriate diabetes educational materials and class outlines as needed.
  • Participates in data retrieval and analysis for both ADA Education and Provider Recognition.
  • Refers patients and clients to appropriate support services, support groups.
  • Provides diabetes case management as requested by Nemours providers. Seeks assistance from providers with insulin dose adjustment and sick day management.
  • Provides other telephone follow-up in a manner to be determined to meet ADA requirements.
  • Fulfills continuing education requirements required by ADA Program Recognition Guidelines.
  • Complies with HIPAA regulations.
  • Complies with OSHA/safety regulations.
  • Adheres to NCC-O Customer Service Standards of Performance.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Requirements
  • ASN required, BSN preferred.
  • Current RN licensure in the state of Florida.
  • Minimum one (1) year of RN experience required; diabetes experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge base of the health/sick care, developmental traits and learning needs of children and their families required.
  • Valid American Heart BLS certification upon hire required.
  • Certified Diabetic Educator preferred; must be obtained within six (6) months of eligibility.
  • Certified Insulin Pump Trainer preferred; must be obtained within six (6) months of eligibility.
  • Must maintain continuing education as required for licensure.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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