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Diabetes Education Coordinator -Diabetes Education Center- PT .8 (Days)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 64
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > DIABETES CENTER
GENERAL SUMMARY:Acts as a clinical/educationalresource to patient care activities/teaching programs within the area ofdefined specialization. Supportspatient/family/unit needs. Providespatient care activities to patients of diverse ages as assigned. For greater detail regarding specificexpectations of behavior, knowledge, and skill, refer to Performance Standard. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Identifieseducational needs, develops program(s) to meet those needs, and coordinatesimplementation of the program(s).
  • Providesdirect diabetes self-management education and follow-up to patients, familymembers, and staff.
  • Reviewsself-monitoring blood glucose results and discusses recommendations byphysicians regarding lab work, starting or changing medications with patients.
  • Downloadsand interprets continuous glucose monitoring system data for recommendingdifferent treatment regimens for patients.
  • Meetswith company representatives regarding diabetes products and services.
  • Participatesin the planning, development and implementation of professional and patienteducation seminars.
  • Worksindependently with limited direct supervision following State of Iowaprofessional licensure rules and regulations, Mercy Medical Center Des Moinespolicies, and professional judgment.
  • Servesas a resource in area of specialty and collaborates with other disciplines. May have the following duties as Program Coordinator:
    • Servesas program coordinator of the Diabetes Education Program.
    • Collectsorganizes and submits data for all reports for the state of Iowa Certificationand ADA Program Recognition.
    • EvaluatesDiabetes Education Program effectiveness and makes recommendations.
    • Acts asliaison among the Diabetes Education Program staff, advisory committee, and theadministration of Mercy Clinics Inc.
    • Evaluatesprograms and modifies as indicated.

      MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
      • Currentlicense with the State of Iowa that meets the National Certification Board forDiabetes Educator (NCBDE) discipline requirementsfor CDE (i.e. Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse, etc.)
      • Demonstratescompetency within a specialized area of clinical practice.
      • Certificationthrough NCBDE as a Certified Diabetes Educator obtained within three (3) yearsof hire.
      • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporterabuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Providercertified or obtained by the endof the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).Additional Information
        • Requisition ID: 2019-R0249653
        • Schedule: Part-time
        • Market: Mercy Medical Center Associated topics: bioethics, diabetes, diagnostic, epidemiology, germ, health, hospitalist, neurosurgery, psychiatry, psychology

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Diabetes Education Coordinator -Diabetes Education Center- PT .8 (Days), Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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