Centers Plan for Healthy Living

  • Diabetes Educator

    Job Locations US-NY-Staten Island
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/13/2018 12:46 PM)
    ID
    2018-1281
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Complex Care
  • Overview

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    JOB SUMMARY: 

     

    The diabetes educator, educates members on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis, including disease management, preventive screening, nutrition, medication, physical activity and glucose testing

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Provide education related to diabetes and the disease process; medication, diet and nutritional monitoring; foot care, prevention and care of complications; blood glucose monitoring and the techniques of self-monitoring and injection
    • Responsible for planning, developing, evaluating and implementing diabetes educational programs and training activities.
    • Help members by assessing diabetes risk, creating educational interventions and teaching members to self-manage their care.
    • Regularly evaluates members and their needs and develops follow-up plans.
    • Documents the education provided and the results for each member.
    • Assess, monitor and implement treatment plans for members at various stages of the disease. The focus is on prevention of complications and management of stable diabetes
    • Provides Comprehensive staff diabetes education utilizing standard practices.
    • Acts as a member of the interdisciplinary team includes input into members education, identifying barriers to care, care coordination and transition, nutrition therapy, medication therapy and management, hypoglycemia management and prevention, monitoring glycemic control, and professional education.
    • Other duties as assigned or required.

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

     

    Education and specific Technical Skills

    Required:  

    • BSN, Certified Diabetic Educator, Master’s Degree Desired
    • Must have in-depth knowledge of biology and social sciences and be skilled in communication and counseling.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

     

    Preferred: 

     

    • ·NYS RN License or BC-ADM, Certification from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC), or Certification from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE).
    • 3-5 years of experience as a Diabetes Educator.
    • At least 2 years of experience as a home care nurse.
    • Possess a solid grounding in the science behind diabetes and its care.

     

     

    SCOPE INFORMATION

    # Direct Reports: N/A                    

               

     

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to the job classification.  They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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