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Diabetes Educator

Blaine, MN

About this position

Diabetes Educators are licensed healthcare professionals who may be registered nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists, or have worked in any number of specialty areas. Diabetes Educators have the opportunity to earn two different credentials - Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Educator (BC-ADM).

Diabetes education, also known as diabetes self-management training (DSMT) or diabetes self-management education (DSME), is defined as a collaborative process through which people with, or at risk for, diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. The intervention aims to achieve optimal health status, better quality of life and reduce the need for costly health care.

 

What we’ll expect from you

• Collaborates with providers and the interdisciplinary team to identify and meet the educational needs of customers and their families.
• Makes recommendations to referring providers on the entire range of diabetes therapy including insulin, oral medications, injected medications, pumps and teaches customers proper medication dosing and self administration. The diabetic educator evaluates the results of continuous glucose monitoring devices and uses this information to help guide customer therapy according to standard practices and procedures.
• Creates teaching/learning environments to facilitate knowledge and skill development that encourages customer and family involvement in the decision making process, understanding of self-care responsibilities and assistance to achieve health-related goals.
• Plans, coordinates and implements group and individual education sessions for customers and families. Evaluates education effectiveness.
• Meets productivity requirements.
• Monitors and documents progress of customers according to departmental/ regulatory requirements.
• Facilitates continuum of support for customers by referral to appropriate agencies.
• Assists in the development of related customer/family education standards, outcomes, algorithms and protocols within specialty area.
• Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organizational goals.
• The team member is accountable to demonstrate proficiency for the skills outlined in the appropriate position skills list.
• The team member is accountable to maintain skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list. • Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.
• Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

Interested? Here are our requirements

Education

• Clinical psychologist, registered nurse, occupational therapist, optometrist, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician (M.D. or D.O.), or podiatrist holding a current, active, unrestricted license from the United States or its territories, *or*
• Dietitian holding active registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and license with the State of MN Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice, physician assistant holding active registration with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, *or*
• Health care professional with a minimum of a master's degree in social work from a United States college or university accredited by a nationally recognized regional accrediting body.
• After meeting this requirement, the educator can begin to accrue the minimum professional practice hours of DSME and continuing education hours needed prior to applying for the examination to become a Certified Diabetes Educator.   

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

• Minimum of two (2) years of professional practice experience required. • Demonstrated competence in group teaching, presentation/public speaking skills for a diverse population.
• Experience in curriculum design, program planning and evaluation is required
• Evidence of valid cardiopulmonary resuscitation competence (AHA Guidelines).      

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory

• Current license in one of the professional fields listed above under Education section
-BH Standard
• Board Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) as outlined within one (1) year from date of hire
- BH Standard
• Current Class D driver's license in the state of residency with acceptable driving record
- BH Standard
• BLS certification BH Standard

 

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