Clinical Instructor, Diabetic Care Services - Part-Time (20 hours)

Washington, District of Columbia
Oct 30, 2017
Nov 28, 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Children's National is the leading provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, area. Our team of 6,000 employees provide world-class care in a warm and caring environment designed with kids in mind. Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital and is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S.News and World Report.

We’re more than just a hospital, we’re a health system for kids. From our main hospital to our outpatient centers and primary care facilities, we are dedicated to serving children’s health needs in any illness or injury.

We are seeking candidates (CDE preferred) for our Diabetic Care Services Department. The Clinical Instructor, Diabetes will be responsible for diabetes education/care of patients/families, including new onset and established diabetes, in children, adolescents, and young adults, in the inpatient and outpatient settings, individually and in group format. The Clinical Instructor will support research based projects and assist to maintain the American Diabetes Association certification for Children’s National's Diabetes Education Program at the Sheikh Zayed campus. Will participate in Brainy Camp (a Department sponsored diabetes camp), as well as, both the hospital-based and the school-based staff in-service days as needed. Will complete nursing phone triage duties including but not limited to insulin dose adjustment, sick day management, and management of prescription refills. Will provide weekend/holiday on-call diabetes education for newly diagnosed patients/families. Will ensure patient data/education documentation is entered into a diabetes software program. Will use current diabetes technology to provide patient care and education. The Clinical Instructor will participate in diabetes clinics as needed at all Children’s National satellite clinic locations.

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well-being of the community at large.

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor’s degree in nursing required.

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 years of previous nursing experience required; experience in nursing care of children preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Demonstrated clinical competence in area of specialty required.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse in District of Columbia
Specific Requirements and Preferences
CDE required or commitment to certify within two years of hire date.

Functional Accountabilities


  • Participate and promote family/patient and staff education; participate in CQI of educational process to determine opportunities for improvement; present at hospital, community, and national educational forums regarding the education/care of children and adolescents with diabetes as opportunities present.

  • Educate patients/families with newly diagnosed and established diabetes (Type, 2, CFR, and secondary) according to the 10 Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators (Assessment, Use of Resources, Planning, Implementation, Documentation, Evaluation & Outcome, Multidisciplinary Collaboration, Professional Development, Professional Accountability, and Ethics).

  • Educate patients/families in the 10 content areas specified by the AADE, as appropriate(Disease Process, Nutritional Management, Physical Activity, Medications, Acute Complications, Risk Reduction, Goal setting/Problem Solving, Psychosocial Adjustment, and Preconceptual Care).

  • Assist patient/family to educate other caretakers, including school staff, to ensure a safe transition to outpatient setting and optimal functioning in school setting.

  • Provide on-call diabetes education on weekends and holidays.

  • Obtain continuing education in topics specified by the National Standards (diabetes management, behavioral intervention, teaching, learning, and counseling).
  • Clinical

  • Download blood sugar meters, start CGMs and collaborate with MD to interpret results and change therapy, as needed.

  • Maintain current knowledge and skills related to diabetes self-management products and educational materials.

  • Assist in developing tools/forms, as needed, to document teaching learning process per National Standards.

  • Maintain skills in computer software used for diabetes care and education.

  • Participate in daily morning huddles and departmental and diabetes team meetings.

  • Facilitate patient flow and download blood glucose meters at diabetes clinics as needed.

  • Recognize abnormal diabetes lab results and takes appropriate action in collaboration with MD.

  • Provide phone triage/point of contact for patients/families, schools, and other community organizations on a daily basis.

  • Communicate effectively and regularly with diabetes team members about patient/family strengths/needs.
  • Collaboration

  • Collaborate with nursing staff, diabetes team, and other health care professionals in the planning, provision, and evaluation of patient/family education and implementation of system change related to diabetes care/education.

  • Interpret the intent of diabetes policies in the hospital and community in an understandable and non-biased manner to staff and families.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with diabetes product representatives in the community.
  • Leadership

  • Participate to maintain ADA Program recognition and attend yearly Advisory Committee meetings.

  • Attend ambulatory nurse meetings.

  • Establish patient care/education priorities to best meet the needs of patients, staff, and hospital responsibilities.

  • Advance professional nursing through active participation in ADA, AADE, and other organizations involved in the care of patients with diabetes.

  • Role model conflict management.

  • Evaluate and disseminate information pertaining to the research of other professionals in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Type 1 & 2 diabetes.
  • Administrative

  • Effectively coordinate scheduling of diabetes patients/families with other members of the diabetes team to complete their education in a timely way.

  • Initiate and/or participate in diabetes research of others.

  • Explore the feasibility of studying researchable nursing problems r/t diabetes.

  • Provide on-call diabetes education on weekends and holidays.
  • Professional Practice / Research

  • Participate in Shared Leadership.

  • Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.

  • Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.

  • Accountable for participating in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).

  • Participate in community diabetes activities.

  • Assist to develop and/or change instruction protocol/diabetes care policies in the hospital and community, based on evidenced based outcomes.

  • Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

    Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences

  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Customer Service

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  • Teamwork/Communication

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals

  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
  • Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
  • Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things
  • Safety

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
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