Diabetes Educator
Cheyenne Regional - Cheyenne, WY

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Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) minimum
ROLE SUMMARY

The Diabetic Educator works as part of the diabetes self-management training (DSMT) team and is primarily responsible for providing direct patient care to patients/families with diabetes in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Responsible to assist the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Program Coordinator in maintaining optimal care of CRMC patients through appropriate training and current training materials.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Acts as an advocate for inpatient diabetic population.

2. Direct Patient Care responsibilities include: reviews blood glucose logs and patient charts to identify level of glucose control and provides suggestions for optimizing control; requests physician order for diabetes education when appropriate; works collaboratively with physician and staff to optimize diabetes care; documents care and education of patient legibly and accurately in patient chart.

3. Provides outpatient diabetes self-management training to physician-referred patients.

4. Demonstrates professional skills according to local, state and national standards of practice to educate diabetic patients. Shows proficiency in training on the following: Basics of disease process; Nutrition recommendations for diabetes; Self-monitoring of blood glucose; Medication instruction including insulin administration; Role of physical activity; Prevention of acute and long-term complications; Appropriate follow-up care and community resources;

5. Documents care and education of patient legibly and accurately in patient chart.

6. Helps coordinator maintain current, reliable patient training materials and education forms.

7. Patient Care Support Duties include: provides consultation regarding the education and care of patients with diabetes to healthcare providers as mutually determined necessary; assists in nursing staff education regarding care of the diabetic patients as requested; work collaboratively with ADA coordinator and staff to review the standards for current, efficacious education and care of the patient with diabetes.

8. Maintains certified diabetes education status or mandatory annual fifteen hours of continuing education hours required for ADA certification, must provide proof of CED’s to ADA Coordinator.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
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Good communication skills with patients, families, supervisors, physicians, and co-workers.
· Initiative, analytical ability, good judgment.
· Tact, teaching skills, patience.
· Ability to accommodate staff in-service and teaching programs.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
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Associate’s degree from an accredited school for nursing or Registered Dietitian
· Nurse must have current licensure with the Wyoming State Board or Nursing. Dietitian must maintain current registration status with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
· BLS
· Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in a hospital setting. Strong background in education, including familiarity with adult and child learning theories, curriculum development and various teaching methods.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
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Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of nursing
· Certification from the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in a hospital setting. Strong background in education, including familiarity with adult and child learning theories, curriculum development and various teaching methods.

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is a nonprofit, county hospital located in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Established in 1867, CRMC is one of the...