posted

30+ days ago

Location

Scarborough, ME

Description

This position is eligible for a $3,000 Sign-On Bonus.

Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former MaineHealth Members are ineligible until greater than 6 months separation from employment.

Maine Medical Partners has an opening for a Diabetes Educator-Registered Nurse. The candidate joining our practice will support patients living with diabetes through 1-1 patient visits and on-going classes. Our programs are recognized by the American Diabetes Association and emphasize a patient-coaching and team-based approach. Topics include nutrition counseling, diabetes self-management, and training on innovative technology.

An RN license and 2 years of nursing experience are required for this position. If you are not currently credentialed as a Diabetes Educator, we will partner with you to obtain the credential within your first two years.

This position offers a flexible schedule of four 10-hour shifts during the Monday-Friday work week. This position requires the candidate’s flexibility to support both our Scarborough and Lewiston offices.

  • Position Summary
    • Under general supervision of the Clinical Manager and Medical Director, responsible for nursing assessments, as well as assessing diabetes educational needs. Plans, implements and evaluates nursing care and diabetes education for patients with diabetes and their family members in both individual and group settings.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Completion of Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing.
    • Current Maine State Registered Nurse license.
    • Currently certified or in process of achieving certification as a diabetes educator.
    • 2 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse.
    • Current BLS certification.
    • Knowledge of diabetes disease process, lifestyle recommendations, pharmaceutical therapies and self-management practices and provides information and education in accordance with the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care.
    • Knowledge of patient education and community health theories and practices related to disease prevention, behavioral change and methods of instruction.
    • Knowledge of nursing theory, practice and education sufficient to coordinate care for patients within the clinic setting.
    • Analytical abilities necessary to evaluate and revise educational programs based upon experience and patient performance.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to conduct formal education programs to counsel patients and family members.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Proficient computer skills.