Diabetes Educator Specialist serves in an advanced role providing in-depth analysis of the patient with diabetes and providing specialized care and in-depth education for persons with diabetes and their families. Serves as a team member in assessing needs, planning and providing education and care, evaluating outcomes and coordinating follow up care for persons with diabetes.
Provides diabetes education self-management training and care. Evaluates the individual being seen for in-depth knowledge of diabetes, diabetes self-management skills, support and barriers to care. Provides in-depth direct care to individuals with diabetes and their families in collaboration with the healthcare provider. Provides guidelines related to medication and nutritional adjustment. Performs comprehensive foot exam, teaches advanced level of treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Teaches use of blood glucose meter, insulin preparation, injection skills and techniques. Develops in-depth diabetes management plans incorporating the patient's diabetes assessment, concerns and needs. Assesses patient's appropriateness for intensive insulin therapy. Reviews specific indicators measured and results, recommends medication changes for the metabolic control of persons with diabetes on an outpatient basis and provides phone contact for medication adjustments and problem-solving under the supervision of the physician and in accordance with policy and procedures for medications adjustment. Assists physician with research involving education and care of patients. Helps evaluate process of developing, monitoring and evaluating the use of protocols and guidelines, practice tools and leads team on changes and revision as needed. Participates and assists at assigned sites in diabetes care under Endocrinology and helps in the design of diabetes education programs at clinic sites. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
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