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RN Clinical Diabetes Educator - Full Time - Day Shift Job

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Date: Jun 10, 2022

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Summary

Responsible for comprehensive diabetes education by teaching patients in a clinical setting about meal planning, diabetes medications, exercise, blood glucose monitoring, and integrating diabetes care into daily life.  Plans, implements, and evaluates diabetes self-management education.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

Required Education/Formal Training: Bachelor’s degree in nursing or allied health field.

Required Work Experience: Must have at least two (2) years of clinical experience working with the diabetes population.

Required Credential/Licensure:

  • Licensed to work as an RN or Licensed (LD/LDN) and Registered Dietitian (RD) in the state where work is performed.
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).

 

 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledgeable of current diabetes treatment management through a combination of professional experience, continuing education, study and mentorship.
  • Must be able to teach basic and advanced self-management skills to the patient and family.
  • Effectively communicates in writing and orally with patients/families and other health team members.
  • Ability to develop a collaborative, therapeutic alliance with patients.
  • Ability to operate and educate diabetes care medical equipment.
  • Individual and group teaching experience is desired, particularly in the areas of diabetes and insulin delivery techniques.
  • Skill and proficiency in applying highly technical principals, concepts, techniques and processes.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides diabetes self-management education and training to individuals and groups in accordance with standards of professional practice for Certified Diabetes Educators.
  • Develops a prioritized holistic plan of care based on a comprehensive assessment, desired outcomes, and practice excellence.
  • Develops educational goals, learning objectives, and a plan for educational content and teaching methods.
  • Promotes a team approach to diabetes care through consultation and education of the clinical staff.
  • Delivers evidence Based/Best Practice and Quality Initiatives.
  • Participates in the planning, coordinating and providing diabetes-related health promotion activities.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.


Nearest Major Market: Memphis

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