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RN Diabetes Educator

Company: NCH Healthcare - Naples Community Hospital
Location: Naples
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Full-Time 350 7th St North Nursing Day * Essential Job Accountabilities: * Job Summary: * The RN Diabetes Educator provides patient, family and staff education on the management of diabetes and coordinates care for a group of patients (high risk, high cost, complex) and tracks progress toward improved/cost effective care. Serves as a patient advocate. * Essential Duties and Responsibilities: *

  • Provides education to patients and families as appropriate on diabetes self-management and survival skills to promote compliance with medical regimen and adaptation to a sudden life changing condition. * Performs patient needs and resource assessment and collaborates with nursing and social services staff to coordinate discharge plans that ensure services and resources are received. * Maintains flexible work patterns to meet needs of staff/patients. * Communicates with health team members, department staff and other ancillary departments to assist in determining best practice and ensure efficient and accurate communication. * Develops and provides diabetes education programs and equipment training/testing to nursing and support staffs. Acts as a resource for diabetes management/care to nursing and support staff. * Uses age appropriate learning methods, appropriate behavioral/motivational strategies and reinforcement techniques. * Creates an educational setting conducive to learning with adequate resources to facilitate the learning process. * Demonstrates understanding of the stages of behavior change and ability to counsel individuals on these stages through development of behavior change goals. * Assesses patient readiness to learn and patient perceived needs. * Facilitates educational/behavioral experiences that assist the patient in achieving identified goals. * Participates in focused studies to resolve patterns in aggregate variances. Participates in development and updating of protocols to enhance outcomes. * Promotes NCHHCS by providing/supporting diabetes education/awareness programs in the community. * Assumes responsibility for professional development and continuing education to acquire current knowledge and skills. * Understanding of and shares responsibility for the fiscal efficiency of the diabetes education and nutrition programs. * Accepts responsibility for self-assessment of performance and peer review to assure the delivery of high-quality diabetes education. * Education, Experience, Qualifications: *
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida and a minimum of one year of experience in the care of people with diabetes. * Current Basic Life Support with American Heart Assoc. required. * Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) preferred, or actively pursuing. * Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred. * Intermediate computer knowledge: Uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows.

Keywords: NCH Healthcare - Naples Community Hospital, Cape Coral , RN Diabetes Educator, Healthcare , Naples, Florida

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