DIABETES EDUCATOR 1
Location: Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Department: Diabetes Program
Hours: Day: 8-4:30, Eve: 12-8:30
- Email: BernadetteTrail@mhd.com
- Associate's Degree
- RN Required
THIS IS A PRN POSITION
Job Purpose: The Diabetes Educator provides individual and group diabetes education using the guidelines of the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
Supports the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of Methodist Health System.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred)
Certified Diabetes Educator (Preferred)
Licensed in Texas as a Registered Nurse
Related Work Experience and Other Skills
Able to maintain and exhibit professionalism
Able to make independent and responsible decisions. Self-starter and demonstrates initiative
Able to process and utilize current knowledge
Demonstrates knowledge of principals of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients’ requirements relative to his/her pediatric through geriatric needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit’s departmental guidelines.
Demonstrates the knowledge or skills necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric through geriatric patients service on his/her assigned unit(s)
Understands principles of nutritional care and education
Work Experience: 1 year of experience in health related setting
Assess patient’s medical, psychosocial, socioeconomic, educational and activity needs making appropriate recommendations based on these needs. -
Facilitate group education classes based on the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education guidelines, monitor blood sugar logs and assist patients with problems solving. -
Individually counsel patients in diabetes self-management by setting goals and action plans, and using appropriate level of educational materials. -
Possess skills in teaching finger stick and alternate site testing of self monitoring blood glucose with monitors commonly used. -
Possess skills in teaching various forms of insulin techniques, such as, syringe, pens, Innolet, etc., including devices for patients with special needs. -
Possess thorough knowledge in the management therapies of Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes. -
Provide continuity of care by assessing patient’s progress and making appropriate recommendations for diabetes self-management. -
Remain current in diabetes literature and research; update and revise diabetes materials and handouts as needed with current information.
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