Diabetes Care & Education
Baylor Scott & White Health

Midlothian, Texas


JOB SUMMARY

The Diabetes Care & Education Specialist 1 works with people at risk and with diabetes to achieve behavior change goals which lead to better clinical outcomes and improved health status.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

  • Plans, directs, and provides individualized self-management education, training and support to patients and families in a culturally-competent manner across the lifespan.
  • Develops and conducts educational programs and in-service training programs.
  • Serves as a resource to staff and community as a diabetes care and education specialist.
  • Optimize care delivery, patient and provider experience, quality, safety, and costs.
  • Applies current principles of teaching and learning and/or behavior change to facilitate self-management skills.
  • Tailors interventions to individual self-management needs.
  • Communicates information to patients and healthcare team in a timely manner. Serves as a role model, resource, and mentor to other team members.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities to support process improvement and clinic/facility/system goals.
  • Participates in professional development activities to maintain and improve required qualifications; obtain 15 diabetes-related Continuing Education hours annually.


KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Advanced understanding of pre-diabetes and diabetes care modalities, therapies, terminology and equipment.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with pre-diabetes and diabetes pathophysiology, epidemiology, and evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with ADA Education Recognition requirements or National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support, if in an ADA Recognized program.
  • Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively use a variety of teaching methods.
  • Knowledge of the geographic area, the community and its resources.
  • Cultural competency related to health practices.
  • Committed, dependable, adaptable, creative, resourceful and has strong desire to help the community.
  • Able to interact positively with patients as needed.
  • General computer skills, including but not limited to: using required software applications, data entry, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email.


BENEFITS

Our competitive benefits package includes the following

  • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
  • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • PTO accrual beginning Day 1

Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • EDUCATION - Bachelor's
  • EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
  • CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -

       Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.

       Registered Dietitians (RD), Registered Nurse (RN), Pharmacist (RPH): Must have one of the following:
-- RD - Registered Dietician
-- RN - Registered Nurse
-- RPH - Pharmacist.
 


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