Diabetes Education Specialist

 
Position: Diabetes Education Specialist

Job ID: 155492

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 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, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. 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 14,000+ 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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