Diabetes Educator Fellow

 
Position: Diabetes Educator Fellow

Job ID: 141140

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO CLINICAL NUTRITION SERVICE

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Scheduled to open in 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is a 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children and adolescents in The Woodlands and counties throughout Greater North Houston such as Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto and Hardin counties. Our new facility will include 25 emergency center rooms, 32 acute rooms, 28 critical care rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 4 operating rooms. We will also offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric care in more than 25 specialties including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient care areas are scheduled to open in fall 2016.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  

Summary:

We are on the hunt for a new Certified Diabetes Educator—someone who can work in a fast-paced hospital environment. On the daily, you’ll provide assessment, case management, education and ongoing management/monitoring to patients and families that promotes diabetes self-management in the inpatient and ambulatory settings.

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

  • Considers age specific and cognitive status in approach to and execution of assessment and ongoing care of the patient and/or caregivers
  • Uses age appropriate education materials, equipment and supplies
  • Communicates appropriately with patient and/or caregivers/ family
  • Teaches patient/family skills for diabetes self-management
  • Develops and provides education materials for TCH staff and community
  • Implements proper protocols for diabetes patients
  • Supports clinic activities to enhance patient’s knowledge
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills, communication, & customer service skills
  • Maintains professional development of self and the development of peers
  • Participates in research to enhance practice
  • Provides nutrition assessment and follow up care per the Nutrition Care Process Model


Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a current RN license with the State Board of Nursing Examiners OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or a related field and a current Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics
  • 3 years of professional clinical experience
  • Certification as a Certified Diabetes educator (CDE) by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE)
  • A Registered Dietitian will also preferably be Licensed Dietitian (LD) by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians


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