Certified Diabetes Educator

 
Position: Certified Diabetes Educator

Job ID: 146549

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: Strategic Initiatives

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Urgent Care offers high-quality, efficient and affordable care in nine convenient community locations across the greater Houston area. Texas Children’s Urgent Care has also expanded to serve the children and families of Austin, Texas, with its first community location in South Austin. Pediatricians at Texas Children’s Urgent Care are board-certified and diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments, illnesses and conditions, including: asthma, strep throat, fever, minor burns, influenza, ear infections, allergic reactions and more. Procedures provided include: antibiotic injections, breathing treatments, fracture care and splinting, IV (intravenous) fluids, lab services, laceration repair and X-rays on-site. Texas Children’s Urgent Care accepts major insurance plans and has self-pay rates, which are less than emergency center charges, and there are no hospital fees. A complete list of insurance plans is available on the website. Texas Children’s Urgent Care specializes in after-hours care, but does not replace the need for children to have a general pediatrician. Routine physical exams and vaccinations are services that should be obtained from a general pediatrician, and these services are not available at Texas Children’s Urgent Care. For more information, visit texaschildrensurgentcare.org or texaschildrensaustinurgentcare.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Certified Diabetes Educator – someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. You will be responsible to provide assessment, case management, education and ongoing management/monitoring to patients and families that promotes diabetes self-management in the inpatient and ambulatory settings. You will be responsible for development and review of policies and procedures that apply to diabetes care. Lastly, you will make routine decisions include resolving patient care issues at the unit level, implementing clinical protocols and providing complex diabetes management.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Teaches patient/family skills for diabetes self-management
  • Assesses patient family knowledge, individualized the education plan based on learner’s social, economic, cultural and age appropriate need
  • Evaluates patient needs at appropriate intervals and suggests appropriate management strategies
  • Documents all patient care related activities within the medical record according to established guidelines and formats
  • Develops and provides education materials and resources for staff and community
  • Evaluates current practice standards and evidence and develops and maintains resources. Maintains practice at appropriate levels by attending continuing education activities and researching evidence based practice
  • Implements proper protocols for diabetes patient management
  • Monitors and manages hypoglycemia and sick days per protocol, makes recommendations for medication dose adjustments per protocol, triages urgent calls per established guidelines
  • Provides case management related services including preauthorization paperwork

 

 



Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Nursing or a Bachelor’s degree
  • One of the following:
  1. Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the Texas Board of Nursing OR Registered
  2. Dietician (RD) issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) issued by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
  • Three years of professional clinical experience
  • A Registered Dietitian will also preferably be Licensed Dietitian (LD) issued by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians
  • Knowledge of diabetes management across the continuum of care
  • Ability to identify barriers to learning, learning preferences, and preferred/appropriate learning principles and age-appropriate instructional techniques


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