RN - Diabetes Educator

Santa Monica, CA
Education, Other
Contract Type
Full Time
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  ResponsibilitiesAssess, assist and educate diabetic patients in the Department of Medicine - Endocrinology Practices. Instruct patients on integrating Diabetic medications with lifestyle, in order to achieve optimal diabetic control. Educate patients on complications of diabetes. Assist with psychosocial needs associated with diabetic management. Assist patients with utilization of latest technologies in the ongoing treatment of diabetes. Participate in Group Education courses. Assist with the education of clinic staff and provide clinical input related to completing MD and patient requests.

QualificationsCurrent Licensure and registration as an RN in California. Current CPR card. Leadership strengths in the area of relationship building with physicians and staff. Knowledge to evaluate treatment and health plan for effectiveness and patient satisfaction. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to organize and maintain efficient client flow in your daily schedule. Skill to participate in the development and revision of patient and family education materials. Advanced knowledge of diabetes, its treatment and complications, education principles, and behavioral strategies. Demonstrated ability to work independently with physicians and Diabetes Care Team and follow through with all assignments. Skill to set priorities, to recognize emergency situations, and to take appropriate action. Skill to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, nursing and front office staff, both orally and in writing. Skill to provide information in a clear and concise manner to patients and their families in the course of explaining procedures and policies. Demonstrated ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Preferred: BSN and CDE Certification within 2 years of active employment at the Center.

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