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Diabetes Educator

  • Job ID: 104718690
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Diabetes Education
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $29.75 to $46.13 / hour

Description

Certified Diabetes Educator preferred, not required.


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:

  • 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.
  • Accurately documents all patient interactions and ensures appropriate and complete billing for diabetes education services.
  • Assesses diabetes patients' educational and management needs and creates a care plan in an outpatient, inpatient or community setting.
  • Adjusts medication/insulin doses according to established approved protocols when appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Instructs patients and family members/significant others in the implementation of Healthy lifestyles, Blood glucose testing, Medication management, Risk reduction, Insulin administration, Insulin pumps.
  • Educators are expected to provide training and updates on diabetes education to staff.

 

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

Clearances must be dated within 90 days.

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

     

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