The Diabetes Program Coordinator is directly responsible for the implementation of the grant goals and objectives for the IHS Special Diabetes Program for Indians grant which encompasses diabetic patients and their families in the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation region. Facilitates development and communication of effective program policies and procedures to employees within the Diabetes Program. Organizes diabetic clinics and educational events; tracks diabetic patients using the RPMS system; performs call-back function; maintains records for grant reporting requirements. Functions as a case manager for patients diagnosed with diabetes. Functions as a team member and works collaboratively with the dietician, case management support, all care teams, and the Health Education Department to provide comprehensive care for diabetic patients. Provides ongoing support and education to clinical staff to achieve an excellent understanding of diabetes management. Ensures that all identified diabetic patients are empaneled to a BBAHC Care Team and have an active Plan of Care. Collaboratively develops an individualized follow up plan with each program participant. See job description for more.
A Registered Nurse with a current Alaska State License, or if an IHS employee, a current active license from another state. Must be a Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE); or be eligible to obtain national CDE certification within one year of commencing position. Has academic preparation and/or experiential preparation in program development and coordination, policy and procedure development, and budget formulation. Has academic preparation and/or experiential preparations in care of persons with a chronic disease. Three years of experience working with diabetic programs preferred. Must have expertise in providing diabetes self-management education/training to individuals and groups according to the current American Diabetes Association (ADA) standards. Current CPR certification; ACLS preferred Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan (i.e., infant/child/teen/adult/geriatric) and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive pay with benefits, relocation, CEUs and student loan repayment.
Internal Number: RN - 1001 - BBAHC
About Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
Welcome... Duniggux chin’an gheli... (Welcome in Dena’ina), Cama’i... (Welcome in Alutiiq and Yup’ik),Formed by a consortium of Bristol Bay tribes (Yup’ik, Dena’ina, and Supiak/Alutiiq - the original inhabitants of our region), in 1973 to provide comprehensive health care services. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility which is Joint Commission accredited.