Diabetes Education Specialist - The Health Plan

 
Position: Diabetes Education Specialist - The Health Plan

Job ID: 157419

Location: US-TX-Bellaire

Department: CARE COORDINATION I

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

The Texas Children’s Hospital system is the largest pediatric integrated care system and is an industry leader in pediatric population health.    Founded in 1996, Texas Children’s Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children and pregnant women.  We are an Integrated Community System providing holistic care that empowers families to live healthier lives.  Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.  Currently, the Health Plan serves more than 450,000 members across three state territories (Harris, Jefferson, North East), who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit www.texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at www.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
  • Spanish preferred


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