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Diabetes Educator

  • Job ID: 670641322
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 51051 UPP10 MED Endocrinology
  • Location: 3601 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.81 to $44.67 / hour

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians Division is currently hiring a Regular, Full-Time Diabetes Educator to support the Department of Endocrinology located at the Falk Medical Building. The Falk office is a 19 bed HBC. In addition, we provide support to five satellite offices and five telemedicine locations. Our patient visits are a hybrid 50/50 split between virtual and in-person. 

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:

  • 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.
  • Participates in achieving/maintaining American Diabetes Association Recognition for Health System's educational programs in an outpatient, inpatient or community setting.
  • Instructs patients and family members/significant others in the implementation of Healthy lifestyles, Blood glucose testing, Medication management, Risk reduction, Insulin administration, Insulin pumps.
  • Assesses diabetes patients' educational and management needs and creates a care plan in an outpatient, inpatient or community setting.
  • 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.
  • Educators are expected to provide training and updates on diabetes education to staff.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors 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

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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