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Certified Diabetes Educator

Job ID: 208291
Category: Other
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Full Time Day Shift

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

General Summary Statement

Primary role is that of a patient educator. Position includes instruction of diabetes self-management training curricula, providing one-on-one diabetes and/or nutrition assessment and training. Position requires thorough completion of all materials used in documentation in Penn Chart. A diabetes educator provides services with respect for the uniqueness, dignity and autonomy of each individual as stated in the ADCES Scope of Practice and Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Diabetes Education

  1. Utilizes evidence-based guidelines in individual and group teaching situations.
  2. Applies knowledge of principles of teaching and learning to provide education that is age and culturally appropriate.
  3. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in assessment of patients and the development of care plans.
  4. Completes all documentation in EPIC related to patient documentation and physician follow-up in a thorough, clinically appropriate and timely manner.
  5. Communicates via EPIC with physicians and other healthcare team members as required or needed according to department policies.
  6. Demonstrates proficiency with operation and download of blood glucose meters, CGM (continuous glucose monitoring devices) both personal and professional and insulin pumps.
  7. Attends and actively participates in staff meetings.
  8. Assists in CQI activities such as chart reviews and projects as assigned.
  9. Serves as role model or mentor for other health professionals or students. Supervises student interns as assigned.
  10. Assists with community outreach needs as assigned.
  11. Assists in the development and maintenance of patient education materials and curriculum as requested.
  12. Provide caregiver training Med Techs in skilled facilities when scheduled.
  13. Provides diabetes education for inpatients as requested for patients who have consultation requests in EPIC.

Professional Development

  1. Maintains memberships in related professional organizations to demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and to stay up to date in the profession.
  2. Completes at least 15 hours annually of continuing education in diabetes care/management.
  3. RD Diabetes Educators will also maintain continuing education requirements for Commission on Dietetic Registration learning portfolio.

Education Training and Experience

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Nursing or related health care field required, Master’s degree desirable. Three years or more experience in diabetes education and outpatient counseling desirable.

Licensure/Certification

Registered Dietitian or Registered Nurse

PA State Licensure

CDCES or obtain when 2000 hours has been met 

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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