Job Description

Job Title: Diabetes Educator
Job ID: 692251
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Endocrinology
Location: Tower 1, Suite 305, Wheeling WV 26003

Description

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is hiring a part-time Diabetes Educator at the Outreach Wheeling location. This position will be working the daylight shift.

Purpose:

Provides diabetes education to patients referred to the Diabetes Education Network in outpatient, inpatient or community setting. Provides support to the other functions in Endocrinology i.e., specialized procedures.

Responsibilities:
  • Accurately documents all patient interactions and ensures appropriate and complete billing for diabetes education services.
  • Adjusts medication/insulin doses according to established approved protocols when appropriate.
  • Assesses diabetes patients' educational and management needs and creates a care plan in an outpatient, inpatient or community setting.
  • Educators are expected to provide training and updates on diabetes education to staff.
  • Instructs patients and family members/significant others in the implementation of Healthy lifestyles, Blood glucose testing, Medication management, Risk reduction, Insulin administration, Insulin pumps.
  • Manages on-going education/care for patients (consulting with physician as appropriate) by answering questions, reviewing home glucose monitoring records, reviewing diabetes medications accordingly and monitoring glycemic control.
  • Participates in achieving/maintaining American Diabetes Association Recognition for Health System's educational programs in an outpatient, inpatient or community setting.
  • Provides education according to the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education in association with all relevant aspects of health care for the person with diabetes.

Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Nursing or related health care field preferred. Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience. Experience in diabetes education strongly recommended.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Licensure as a professional nurse, professional dietitian, physician's assistant or pharmacist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dietitian must have Certified Dietitian Registration (CDR) CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) or eligible to take CDE exam within 3 years of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $20.60 to $35.43

Union Position: No

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