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Work Schedule/Shift

Not Available

Job ID

5000492157406

Req. No

70039050

Job Title

Diabetes Educator

Region

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic

Category

Education & Training

Division

Not Defined

Company

CHRISTUS Health

Travel

1-10%

Facility

Texarkana-Endrincology-381EK

Address

2602 St Michael Drive- Ste 201B
Texarkana, TX  75503
US

Type

Full Time

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POSITION SUMMARY

 Responsible for DM instruction, documentation and follow-up on patients identified through physician referral. Conducts quality and effective diabetes self-management education program classes. Accountable for ongoing evaluation of program, performance improvements, physician and patient phone calls/correspondence. Primarily responsible for out-patient appointments. Develops, implements, and evaluates community educational events. Participates in community diabetes screenings. Maintains AADE Recognition Program status.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provides outpatient diabetes self-management & nutritional instruction consistent with program content and AADE guidelines. Conducts self-management classes conducive to learning with satisfactory or better evaluations.
  • Performs patient DM or nutritional instruction per physician orders. Instructs according to age specific guidelines & medical condition. Provides family support & education PRN. Refers to self-management classes when appropriate.
  • Documents and evaluates the teaching and learning process in the electronic health record. Provides professional and timely info to MD regarding patient progress/status. Maintains/supports AADE Recognition Program status.
  • Develops implements and participates in community diabetes and educational programs. Evaluates effectiveness of community outreach events. Assists with diabetes education in-service for nursing staff/physicians.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary meetings with the Diabetes Advisory Board committee and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of diabetes patients. Represents and promotes Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.
  • Provides input and assists with the planning of the Wisenbaker Diabetes Center's services.
  • Facilitates participant access to Wisenbaker Diabetes Center services. Strives for highest standards of productivity and quality instruction.
  • Participates in intra/interdepartmental team collaboration conducive to a quality educational and patient care program. Works effectively/ cooperatively with other TMFHC employees and departments.
  • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

     A. Education/Skills

    • Registered Dietitian or Licensed Dietitian.
    • Group presentation skills for teaching
    • Familiarity with AADE guidelines and Diabetes Recognition Program protocol.
    • Knowledge of Type1, Type2, and gestational diabetes management
    B. Experience
    • Exposure to teaching patients in MD office or hospital
    • 1-3 years direct teaching diabetic patients or teaching medical nutrition therapy in adult and pediatric populations preferred.
    C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
    • R.D., L.D.,RN required
    • BLS certification from American Heart Association
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