Maine Medical Center is currently accepting applications for a Diabetes Nurse Educator. The main role of this position is a diabetes education specialist for Maine Medical Center. Additional responsibilities include acting on outcomes data, assisting with clinical diabetes management protocols or pathway development, and healthcare resource. Incumbent will be a member of the outcomes research team for the project. The Diabetes Nurse Educator will collaborate his/her work efforts with the inpatient units and associated care providers and the multidisciplinary inpatient glucose control project management team.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
•Current license and registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine.
•Knowledge of nursing theory, practice and education sufficient to coordinate care for diabetic patients on an inpatient basis, acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s degree program in nursing, plus two years progressively more responsible related experience in the area of diabetes education.
•Currently certified as a diabetes educator.
•Ability to function independently in an expanded role as well as participating effectively within the team.
•Interpersonal skills sufficient to counsel and instruct patients and families; to serve as a resource person for other health care professionals in the institution who are involved in the care of diabetic patients, and to conduct formal educational programs.
•Analytical and organizational abilities sufficient to serve as a resource, to plan and help implement the clinical program, and to promote the development of family-centered care.
About Maine Medical Center: Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth, with 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence. Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including the state’s only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Inside and out, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, MMC is committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals.
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