Job Description

Job Title: Diabetes Educator CDE/MS
Job ID: 696166
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Divine Providence
Department: DIABETES EDUCATION
Location: 1100 Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

UPMC Susquehanna is currently seeking a Diabetes Educator to function in a Per Diem role in the Diabetes Education Department at the Divine Providence Hospital.


One in this role 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

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related health care field preferred.

2 years clinical experience is required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Licensure as a registered nurse or dietitian, clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, physician assistant, exercise physiologist, pharmacist, or physical therapist

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Occupational Therapist or Pharmacist or Physical Therapist or Physician Assistant or Psychologist or Registered Dietician or Registered Nurse

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

Salary Range: $25.53 to $39.91

Union Position: No

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