CERTIFIED DIABETIC EDUCATOR

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary responsibilities are to provide diabetic education to the networks diabetic population to support behavior modification training to assist patients with care plan implementation and collaboration with the providers on care plan initiation.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Serves as a nutrition and diabetes consultant to the healthcare team and community

  • Assemble information concerning patient's clinical background and referral needs. Per referral guidelines, provide appropriate clinical information to provider and/or specialist

  • Establish and maintain relationships with identified service providers

  • Ensure that referrals are addressed in a timely manner

  • Will need to have strong verbal communications and skills for a positive interaction with providers and their patients

  • Must be skilled in critical thinking for determining alternative solutions and assist in solving patient problems and issues as need to be in compliance with diabetic disease

  • Utilizes ADA and AADE approved curriculum and education materials for patient instruction

  • Utilizes appropriate motivational interviewing techniques necessary for coaching and assisting the patient to complete self-management goal/action plans

  • Collaboratively develops goals, learning objectives and a plan for educational content and teaching methods

  • Provides education interventions that utilize interactive, skill-based training methods. Group classes and Individual teaching

  • Develops individualized follow-up plans with patients

  • Documents assessments, educational services and results for each patient

  • Assesses program effectiveness utilizing defined outcome measures

  • Identifies when a program participant’s needs are outside the scope of practice and expertise; arranges for additional services to meet needs

  • Provides education on medical devices which include: Blood glucose monitoring is required, insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and other insulin delivery systems is preferred but not required at time of hire

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires a current valid license as a RN in the state of Texas or board-certified Dietitian

  • Clinic experience of 2 years along with a Certificate as a Diabetic Educator

  • Must have proven competencies in nutrition education and diabetes management and education activities

  • The RD or RN must demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to complete initial patient/family educational sessions, assessments, reassessments and follow-up with accuracy and skill

  • Must have effective problem-solving ability, accountability, flexibility, and must be a team player

  • Ability to build effective collegial relationships.

  • Ability to influence and effect change

  • Good time management skills

  • Positive, service-oriented attitude

  • High level of integrity

  • Computer literate 

  • Must maintain valid driver’s license and vehicle

  • Able to develop, implement, communicate and evaluate a plan of care for each call 

  • Ability to maintain a HIPAA compliant professional work environment 

  • Bi-lingual applicants preferred


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