Certified Diabetes Educator

 
Position: Certified Diabetes Educator

Job ID: 142122

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Clinical Nutrition Services

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   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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