General summary/purpose: The Diabetes Educator is a professional nurse, registered dietitian, clinical pharmacist or social worker. This role is an integral part of the JHOC diabetes center inter-professional team, providing comprehensive and patient centered diabetes self-management training for people with diabetes. The Diabetes Educator works with the DSMT program manager, diabetes center staff and community partners to innovate, plan, and implement diabetes care and education programs. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and be committed to providing an outstanding patient experience.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Completes comprehensive assessments for each patient including emotional and behavioral health, interprets personal health data, develops an individualized care plan based on the patient's assessed needs and goals and promotes successful self-management.
Collaboratively develops educational goals, learning objectives, and a plan for educational content and teaching methods with DSMES program participants.
Provides educational interventions that utilize primarily interactive, collaborative, skill-based training methods and maximizes the use of interactive training methods
Empowers patients with diabetes with knowledge and skills to attain optimal control and prevent acute/chronic complications.
Evaluates effectiveness of educational services provided by measuring attainment of learning objectives.
Conducts a follow-up assessment upon completion of DSMES program services.
Documents assessment data, educational plan, educational services, and results in each participant's educational records.
Communicates assessment and plan with referring clinician
Utilizes a team approach to provide services and collaborates and communicates with team members when neede
Contributes to the achievement of established department/program goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards.
Participates in peer review process to evaluate performance of other professional instructional staff.
Actively participates in Quality Improvement Projects for the BMDRP grant program.
The Baltimore Metropolitan Diabetes Regional Partnership is a state funded initiative to increase patient access to DSMT services across 37 zip codes in the Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Montgomery County areas.
Maintains 15 hours of continuing education annually specific to diabetes, diabetes related topics and behavior change and self-management education strategies.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in a health-related field
At least 2 years clinical experience in diabetes outpatient or inpatient setting
Licensure as registered dietitian, or registered nurse, or pharmacist, or a Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist eligible
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) or Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM).
Employee must obtain certification within 6 months if not already certified.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to establish and maintain meaningful and productive relationships with patients, and colleagues in remote and physical settings.
Current knowledge and skills related to diabetes self-management tools and educational materials.
Experience with current diabetes device technology (CGM, Insulin pump) is a plus.
Experience with telemedicine is a plus
Proficient with video platforms such as WebEx, Microsoft Teams, Zoom; ability to learn new software skills.
High comfort level with public speaking
Strong prioritization and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to be flexible to changing priorities
Positive and enthusiastic attitude and ability to effectively work and interact with all levels within the organization.
Classified Title: Diabetes Educator Working Title: Diabetes Educator Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495-$72,210 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F; 8:00am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002807-SOM DOM Endocrinology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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