Job Description

Job Title: Diabetes Program Coordinator
Job ID: 699459
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 1.0 FT (40 hrs) dayshifts with rotation
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Education
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

Diabetes Program Coordinator

Education Department

Dayshifts, 40 hours/week

 

Purpose:
Provides diabetes related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct diabetes education classes for patients, staff and community as required.
  • Continually update diabetes education plan according to ADA guidelines.
  • Identify and participate in CQI initiatives/activities.
  • Keep current with medications and new medications for diabetes management.
  • Maintain adequate documentation consistent with ADA recognition and reimbursement guidelines.
  • Maintain knowledge of diabetes equipment (glucose meters, insulin pumps, insulin pens).
  • Mentor and train peers and students in diabetes management.
  • Participate as active member of the UPDI ADA Advisory Board.
  • Promote and market diabetes education classes to medical staff offices and to other relevant agencies/organizations as a community resource.
  • Provide individual diabetes and nutritional education/counseling for diabetes.
  • Serve as a resource person/consultant in diabetes care for medical staff, nursing staff, patients and community.
  • Work collaboratively with Director, University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute (UPDI) in developing and maintaining ADA site recognition.

Qualifications

Bachelors Degree in Nursing, MSN preferred. Certification in Diabetes Education (C.D.E.) preferred or obtained post hire.

 

                           OR

 

Nutrition or Dietetics and holds current Certification in Diabetes Education (C.D.E.).

 

                          AND

 

2 years experience in diabetes management.

 

3-5 years Healthcare experience in diabetes education in individual and group settings.

 

Analytical skills to accurately assess, plan, and evaluate outcomes. Ability to provide nutrition education and counseling. Ability to mentor peers, and support personnel and act as resource in specialty area. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with a diverse population. Ability to use current technology. Ability to utilize and/or participate in professionally based publications/research.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

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

Salary Range: $23.73 to $40.69

Union Position: No

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