Diabetes Education Specialist

 
Position: Diabetes Education Specialist

Job ID: 154662

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: NUTRITION/DM

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility and one of a select few hospitals nationwide that provides women, mothers and babies with a full continuum of high-quality, expert health care. Offering a full spectrum of maternal and fetal medicine services, including an array of fetal diagnostic procedures and highly specialized fetal surgeries, the Pavilion for Women is connected to Texas Children’s Hospital via a two-story circular sky bridge to enhance patient care by providing physicians, staff and patient families with rapid access to other pediatric subspecialists. Three private OB/GYN practices, The Family Fertility Center, The Menopause Center and The Women’s Place – Center for Reproductive Psychiatry are all housed here. Additionally, we also recently opened a community-based OB/GYN practice in Pearland.   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 searching for a Diabetes Education Specialist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide assessment, goal setting, education and behavioral intervention, and on-going case management to patients and caregivers to promote diabetes self-management in the inpatient and ambulatory settings.

 

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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, including IIM and diabetes technology
  • Documents all patient care related activities within the medical record according to established guidelines and formats
  • Develops and provides education materials and resources for TCH staff, patients, caregivers, and the community
  • Maintains practice at appropriate levels by attending continuing education activities and staying abreast of current evidence-based practice
  • Implements proper protocols for diabetes patient management
  • Provides case management related services including requests for durable medical equipment, preauthorization paperwork, and coordination of care with other healthcare providers
  • When appropriate a Diabetes Education Specialist with an RD/RDN credential, may assess and provide nutritional care to patients


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • CDCES from the Certification Board of Diabetes Care and Education required
  • RN or RD license from the Commission on Dietetic Registration required
  • LD from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians preferred
  • 2 years professional clinical experience required


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