The Diabetes Educator provides education and counseling to clients with diabetes. Acute care referrals may include patients currently admitted to Reading Hospital or being cared for in the Emergency Department or Observation Units. Follow up care may include transitional phone calls and/or office visits in select ambulatory practices and clinics.
Collaborates with care team regarding patients’ learning needs and patient responses to education.
Provides expert counsel to clinical staff regarding recognized Diabetes Guidelines, diabetes medications, monitoring equipment and other technologic tools for diabetes self-management.
Collaborates with interprofessional care team and nursing leadership to positively impact patient and organizational outcomes related to diabetes care.
4 year/Bachelor's Degree
PA Registered Nurse License
CDCES Certification (Required within 12 months of hire)
Internal Number: 2021-32536
About Reading Hospital - Tower Health
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six acute care hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care — from prevention, screenings and education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs and public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Tower Health’s caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and satisfaction.
With more than 14,000 team members, Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a partnership of Tower Health and Drexel University, in Philadelphia. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; ...home healthcare services provided by Tower Health at Home; and a network of 22 urgent care facilities across the Tower Health service area. Tower Health offers a connected network of 2,200 physicians, specialists, and providers across more than 230 convenient locations.
Tower Health also has a growing relationship with Drexel University to advance its academic strategy. The two organizations are collaborating to build an additional site location for Drexel’s College of Medicine in Wyomissing, less than one mile from Tower Health’s flagship, Reading Hospital. When fully operational, Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health will have the capacity to train and educate up to 300 medical students. It is anticipated to be complete for the 2021-22 academic year.
Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac and vascular surgery, trauma, hematology and oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers and inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.