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Diabetes Educator RN

Company: Capital Health
Location: Pennington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview

Position #: 2203

Develops, implements, coordinates, and facilitates diabetes education to individuals and groups in accordance with ADA and NJ Nurse Practice standards. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with other diabetes and team members. Uses effective communication to promote learning and behavior change in the diabetes population. Plans, develops, and implements new programs to meet the needs of the patient population and to enhance diabetes self-management education in collaboration with the diabetes team at Capital Health (CH). Works in collaboration with the diabetes care team to maintain and enhance the ADA Certification of CH inpatient and outpatient programs.

Responsibilities

* Provides clinical management and diabetes self-management education to diabetes patients in conjunction with LIPs.
* Plans and presents programs to meet the assessed learning needs of healthcare providers including patients and community as required.
* Provides educational opportunities at times and places needed. Participates in developing, updating, and maintaining educational materials. Enhances diabetes education by involving patients and families and other caretakers as appropriate in the teaching and learning process.
* Formulates individualized plans of care based on assessment findings and interprets the trends in specific patient populations to achieve best practice. Develops education programs incorporating aspects of cultural diversity of population served in a collaborative environment.
* Exercises discretion and judgement when providing nutritional assessments in collaboration with registered dietician and formulates individualized meal plans.
* Uses an integrative and collaborative multidisciplinary approach to diabetes care and education, that results in enhanced patient outcomes.
* Demonstrates effective teaching skills and uses a variety of instructional methods and teaching strategies.
* Assists with ensuring compliance with JCAHO, DOH, Magnet, and other regulatory agency standards.
* Assists in the maintenance of all required records for ADA certification and re-certification.
* Participates in activities that promote and expand the reputation and the services of the diabetes programs
* Performs other nursing functions and assists co-workers in the practice flexibly and as needed.

Requirements

* Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
* Must attain Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) certification within one year of hire.
* One year previous experience as a registered nurse in an outpatient facility or acute care healthcare facility.
* Other Credentials: AHA BLS - Healthcare Provider, Registered Nurse - NJ

Our Network

Offers are contingent upon successful completion of our onboarding process and pre-employment physical. Furthermore, Capital Health is a mandatory Influenza and Covid-19 vaccination facility.

Capital Health will never ask candidates for social security numbers or date of birth during the application phase. If you are asked for this information online, you may be a target for identity theft.

Keywords: Capital Health, Trenton , Diabetes Educator RN, Healthcare , Pennington, New Jersey

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