has immediate openings available for Diabetes Education Specialist professionals in Minneapolis, MN
! Assignment Details Job Description:
- The Diabetes Education Specialist is responsible for the education of patients, their families and appropriate support systems about diabetes self-management and related issues.
- The worker provides diabetes self management education (DSME) and coordinates protocol-based diagnostic testing and treatment, which may include medication management, nutrition, physical activity, healthy coping, risk reduction, monitoring and problem-solving.
- The worker also serves as a resource to other staff members as needed.
- Provide consultation to providers on best practice in management of patients with diabetes.
- Provides direct pt. education in an individual or group setting.
- Following specific curriculum developed for diabetes education.
- Assesses patient' s physical, psychosocial, behavioral and educational needs (to include self management, SBGM, nutrition, physical activity, medication taking, health maintenance labs) and interprets the information to identify individualized clinical and educational needs.
- Teaches technical stills, concepts of diabetes self management and facilitates behavior change for patients with Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes as well as those with pre-diabetes.
- Collaborates with the patient to establish individual goals.
- Communicates with providers and nursing staff to keep them aware of patient progress and recommends changes in regimen as appropriate.
- Evaluates the patients comprehension of completed education and develops follow up plans to address ongoing needs.
- Documentation of required assessments, interventions, evaluations, and follow-up is consistent with established departmental and ADA standards.
- Individualizes education presentation & materials to the patient and patient circumstance.
- Care coordination is goal/outcome focused and revised and/or patient is referred for additional services to help in attaining their goals.
- Patient response is documented including rationale for all actions/decisions.
- Maintains program content is current and consistent with ADA standards and Fairview Diabetes Care.
- Demonstrates knowledge and application of adult learning techniques in both individual and group education settings
- Bachelor’ s Degree in Nursing or Registered Pharmacist
- Preferred Master’ s Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Pharmacy
- Minimum Experience 3-5 years of experience as a diabetes educator
- 8 hour shifts, 5 days a week, 40 hours total per week
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