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.
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
- 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.