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Diabetes Educator Registered Nurse-Regional Health/Flormann Street Clinic
Regional Health
Regional Health
 

Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Type: Part time
Hours: Scheduled Weekly Hours20
Department: RHMC-RC Flormann St. Diabetic Education
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
20
Shift:
Day (United States of America)

Job Summary:

The Diabetes Educator-Nurse assesses educational needs and provides diabetes self management training to outpatients and their families/caregivers. Education is provided to those with diabetes of all types and all ages both in individual and group settings. The Diabetes Educator-Nurse possesses the knowledge of patient needs across the life span and uses critical thinking skills to identify the patient`s status and educational needs using clinical data, history taking and observation. The Diabetes Educator-Nurse effectively communicates diabetes self-care concepts in relationship to diabetes disease process, basic nutrition, exercise, medications, glucose monitoring/meter use, acute and long-term complications, risk reduction, psychosocial adjustment and behavior change strategies. In addition the Diabetes Educator-Nurse teaches insulin/injectable medication administration and insulin pump therapy, adjusts diabetes medications per physician approved protocol, and places/removes continuous glucose monitors. The Diabetes Educator-Nurse participates in the development of education records and teaching materials and works in collaboration with other disciplines to promote and provide quality care to persons with diabetes.

Job Description:

Essential Functions:
  • Conducts a thorough, individualized self-management assessment of the person with or at risk for diabetes. Performs assessments of physical health, medications, and psychosocial issues and identifies areas for education and clinical interventions.
  • Guides the patient with diabetes in setting individualized behavioral and clinical goals to address the needs identified in all areas of assessment, develop success metrics, and use behavior change methodology to facilitate patient participation in the education process.
  • Develops an education plan to address behavioral goals established during the goal setting process, develops a learning plan to address gaps in knowledge, collaborates with patients to plan strategies for addressing barriers identified, and refers to prescriber as needed.
  • Monitors the progress of the plan and re-assesses the patients understanding of goals and plan, knowledge and skills, and clinical and behavioral goal achievement. In collaboration with the patient and provider, revises the plan and goals as needed and refers to prescriber as needed.
  • Conveys concepts and instructions to patient/group in clear and concise manner with information/materials paced to learner needs.
  • Contacts patient family members and includes them in the learning process as indicated and documented in the patient record.
  • Maintains a record of every patient taught including physician order, time spent, teaching plan, plan revisions and follow-up as evidenced on periodic chart review.
  • Functions as a liaison and interacts cooperatively with patients, other departments, physicians, and other professionals as observed by department manager.
  • Participates in departmental activities related to performance improvement and quality control.
  • Responds appropriately in an emergency situation and assists promptly and professional when necessary.
  • Annually, obtains the required 15 hours of continuing education related to diabetes management-Required
  • All other duties as assigned.

    Additional Requirements:

    Required:
    Education - Associates degree in Nursing
    Certification - Registered Nurse (RN) - South Dakota Board of Nursing

    Preferred:
    Experience - 1+ years of Diabetes Education Experience; 1+ years of Registered Nurse Experience
    Education - Bachelors degree in Nursing
    Certification - Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) - National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE)Physical Requirements:
    Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.Make a difference. Every day.Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

































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            • Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.








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            Employee Benefits:
            Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.

            Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.

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            Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

             
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