Certified Diabetic Educator (RN) - Duke Perinatal, Raleigh NC
Private Diagnostic Clinic of DukeHealth
December 3, 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) of Duke Health is the world-class, multi-specialty physician practice comprised of 140 clinics located throughout North Carolina. The PDC recruits the top physicians and employees and retains them by offering competitive salaries and benefits and a supportive work environment where passion and purpose connect.
Duke’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology- Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine has an immediate opening for a Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator/Nurse Clinician in Raleigh/Cary/Durham, NC. Certified Diabetic Educator would be based out of Raleigh NC at Duke Perinatal Raleigh, but would be expected to travel to all three MFM sites with a goal of centralizing one system of diabetes management for our patients.
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The Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator/Nurse Clinician is responsible and accountable for clinical expertise for specific patient populations. The incumbent functions as a clinician, educator, investigator, consultant, and leader. Clinical judgments are based on a synthesis of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems. The incumbent functions as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team, contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providing leadership to the organization.
Provide diabetes and self-management guidance and education to pre-diabetics, type I, type II, and gestational diabetic patients.
Identify patient/family education needs and priorities.
Coaches patients and families to help them navigate the healthcare system.
Participate in developing, implementing and evaluating patient education resources and programs appropriate to the patient’s developmental level, health literacy level, learning needs, readiness to learn, and cultural values and beliefs.
Provides education to individuals, families, groups and communities to promote knowledge, understanding and optimal functioning across the wellness-illness continuum.
Develop individualized diabetes education plans for patients in collaboration with the medical provider, and monitor adherence to plan. Individualized education plans shall take into account different cultural, physical, cognitive, and literacy levels of patients and families and meet the evolving needs of the patient.
Employs evidence-based clinical practice guidelines tailored to the individual
Support the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of practice, guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols.
Provides leadership in conflict management and negotiation to address problems in the healthcare system. Plan, develop, and implement individual and group diabetes education strategies for patients.
Coordinates the care of patients with use of system and community resources to assure successful health/illness/wellness transitions, enhance delivery of care, and achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Provide nutritional counseling for weight control and diabetes management. Use comprehensive knowledge of nutrition to assist patients with meal planning. Teach patients to manage blood glucose with carbohydrate counting and to manage weight with calorie counting. Monitor patient diet diaries.
In collaboration with patient and health coaches, develop a physical activity plan that accommodates patients’ needs, abilities, and self-management goals, and monitor progress.
Keep running and accessible list of patients being followed by the diabetes program.
Monitor blood glucose logs submitted by patients. Call patients who have not submitted logs to review blood glucoses and ensure no loss to care.
Instruct patients on medication safety including preventing, recognizing, and treating hypoglycemia. Teach how to administer insulin. Assist medical providers in adjusting oral medication and insulin doses according to blood glucose measurements, dietary habits, and individual barriers to care.
Work with patients and the care team to ensure patients have access to medications and ensure patients keep appointments with medical provider and CDE for diabetes monitoring
Assist provider in monitoring patient’s diabetes care flow sheet, ensuring patients get timely recommended preventive and monitoring tests, treatments, follow up appointments, and referrals per diabetes care guidelines
Identify individual social and emotional barriers (such as depression) to compliance with the treatment plan, and refer patients to the appropriate source for care. Assist medical provider in assessing the need for, and frequency, of self-glucose monitoring, and teach patients self-glucose monitoring. Monitor adherence to the plan.
Assist in the development of policies and procedures for diabetes and health education guidelines.
Work requires graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing program. State of North Carolina RN licensure is also required. Work requires three years of registered nursing (RN) experience. Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. Requires Certified Diabetic Educator.
Internal Number: 1226
About Private Diagnostic Clinic of DukeHealth
The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) of Duke Health is the world-class, multi-specialty physician practice comprised of over 140 clinics located throughout North Carolina. The PDC recruits the top physicians and employees and retains them by offering competitive salaries and benefits and a supportive work environment where passion and purpose connect.
The PDC collaborates with other entities within the Duke University Health System to expand opportunities and advance Duke's clinical, research and academic missions.