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Diabetes Educator

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Akron
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

  • Assesses the learning needs of the patient with diabetes.
  • Plans with the patient and family educational goals to meet identified learning needs.
  • Documents plan of care.
  • Teaches diabetes education classes.
  • Communicates effectively with patients and families.
  • Assists in formulating policies, procedures and standards of practice.
  • Coordinates bi-monthly Diabetes Education Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Monitors fiscal plan (budget) operating within parameters.
  • Evaluates and sets standards for facilities and equipment; monitors utilization of equipment and supplies.
  • Promotes good public relations for the Center and Hospital.
  • Keeps accurate records; sends appropriate forms to physician's office.
  • Manages time effectively for proper balance between clinical and administrative responsibilities.
  • Monitors productivity with the keeping of monthly outpatient/inpatient statistics.
  • Develops and revises the diabetes education curriculum as appropriate.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of diabetes patient education program through the designated follow-up program.
  • Collaborates with other healthcare team members to coordinate medical and nursing management of patient care.
  • Participates in hospital quality improvement activities.
  • Utilizes research findings in clinical practice and/or participates in research activities.
  • Demonstrates a proactive approach in patient education and discharge planning for patients with diabetes.
  • Assists in orientation of RN's and other hospital personnel.
  • Serves as a resource to nursing, physicians and other departments.
  • Attends meetings and seminars to enrich personal knowledge, growth and skill in providing care for patients with diabetes.
  • Serves on internal and external committees in support of diabetes education.
  • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure. (Job specific competency: required to complete National ADA exam after 1,000 hours.)
  • Other duties as assignedEducation:
    • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Master's in Nursing Education or related field preferred.Certifications:
      • Licensed and currently registered as a professional nurse in the State of Ohio. Certified Diabetes Educator is required or must successfully complete next National ADA exam after 1000 hours.Complexity of Work:
        • Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.
        • Demonstrated leadership and teaching abilities.Work Experience:
          • Minimum of two years recent clinical experience with emphasis on the care of diabetic patients.Physical Requirements:Personal Protective Equipment:
            • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required Under the direction of the Coordinator, Patient Education the Diabetes Educator coordinates, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the diabetic teaching program of the Diabetes Self Care Center for inpatients and outpatients; provides diabetic patient education for individual, family and groups of patients and families and collaborates with other disciplines in managing the Diabetes Self Care Center. As expected for all employees, the Diabetes Educator is responsible for promoting and demonstrating the nursing caring standards and guest relations standards in the fulfillment of the role.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Akron , Diabetes Educator, Other , Akron, Ohio

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