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Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Company: Reid Health
Location: Richmond
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
Under the direction of the Clinical Nutrition Manager the CDCES is responsible inpatient diabetes management.
Responsibilities
1. Demonstrates assessment based care planning. Synthesizes key data and identifies patient variance. Rationale for actions taken and decisions made are based on scientific principles, proven effective past experience, evidenced based practice standards, and patient/family values.2. Partners with the endocrinologists, hospitalists, other inpatient providers, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and the care teams to coordinates the care of patients with diabetes. Uses knowledge of the organization and available resources to meet immediate and possible critical needs of inpatients. Monitors and documents inpatient response to therapy and takes action to assure patient safety. Supports the hospitalized patient in achieving self-management goals. Receives patient referrals and delegated work from the endocrinologists and other members of the care team. Participates as a member on various unit interdisciplinary care teams. Leads the implementation and routine use of the Inpatient Diabetes Management Order Set Participates in pertinent Quality Assurance and Improvement efforts. Conducts individualized skilled assessments of hospitalized patients with complex, multiple diagnoses in addition to diabetes or who may be at risk of diabetes. Treats patients with hyperglycemia. Collects data and makes decisions about care. Seeks appropriate outside referrals when necessary Medication therapy and management Monitoring glycemic control Provides expert clinical judgment regarding diabetes based on knowledge regarding care of complex, unstable hospitalized patients. Makes skilled assessments when unpredictable physiological changes in the condition of a hospitalized patient occur. Documents and develops a record of interventions and outcomes for each hospitalized patient. Manages patients on insulin pumps.3. Independently provides patient and family diabetes education about self-management behaviors. The goal is to promote health and wellness, and to avoid complications, both acute and long term. Treats patients and families with courtesy and respect. Individualizes education & materials to meet the specific patient and family circumstances. Coordinates care by focusing on the goal/outcome. Makes needed changes in the plan and refers patient for additional services as needed to help in attaining goals. Patient response is documented including rationale for all actions/decisions. Maintains educational information current and consistent with standards from American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and American Association of Diabetes Educators. Demonstrates knowledge and application of learning techniques in both individual and group education settings.4. Mitigates the risk and incidence of hypoglycemia by: Monitoring the Hypoglycemia report in EPIC Ensures that hypoglycemia management orders are in place for each patient on glucose lowering medications and that those orders are being followed. Facilitates the development and adherence of a patient-centered approach to prevent hypoglycemic events, achieve optimal outcomes and reduce potential harm. Assists with the analysis of hypoglycemic events, determines likely cause(s), provides education to patients and/or staff to mitigate future occurances .5. Coordinates discharge planning for patients with diabetes. Utilizing a patient and family-centered approach Collaborating closely with other team members, including social workers, case managers, pharmacists, dietitians, transition coaches, care coordinators and other members of the care team. Empowering patients and caregivers to actively participate in their care. Providing a clear and feasible management plan at discharge based on clinical needs, patient preferences, goals and abilities. Ensuring that a follow-up appointment for diabetes care is scheduled prior to discharge. Establishing partnerships with ambulatory based providers, care coordinators and community based services to address health and social needs. Seeks referral for Diabetes Self Management Training as appropriate. Identifying and mitigating risk factors for readmission. Evaluating outcomes of care coordination such as readmission rates, scheduled post-discharge appointment rates, communication of self-management plans, and patient satisfaction with readiness for discharge.6. Is responsible for the collection of blood glucose data and the surveillance of outcome measurements.7. Assesses staff diabetes knowledge and skill, and creates programs to enhance staff competencies. Provides education in a variety of settings, including staff orientation, clinical areas, and grand rounds. Develops curricula Utilizes a variety of learning tools such as case studies, Health Streams, new nurse orientation, survival skills toolkits, and pocket cards to accommodate all settings and learners' needs and preferences.8. Engages in an ongoing, systematic evaluation of the quality of care provided: Measures the effectiveness of own professional performance. Appraises own performance & identifies areas of strength & areas of improvement. Develops a plan for improvement and growth.9. Respects confidentiality of all information by sharing that information with those who need to know or have attained proper permission.10. Meets all role-related and competencies.11. Demonstrates ability to provide care and/or ability to adjust intervention to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Qualifications
Education Required: BSN, RD/LD or PharmD from an accredited program

Education Preferred: Masters preferred.License Required: Current and valid Indiana RN, RD or PharmD license (or must obtain upon hire)

Certification Required: Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist(CDCES)

Experience Required: RN, RD or PharmD and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist(CDCES) with at list 3-5 years experience and 5 years Diabetes Education experience.
Schedule DetailsDay shift, 40 hours per week. Associated topics: cardiology, cell, human disease, instructor md, medical, medicine, neurosurgery, pathophysiology, school of medicine, trauma

Keywords: Reid Health, Dayton , Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Other , Richmond, Ohio

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