Excellent Opportunity to advance your career as a Certified Diabetes Educator with a top progressive, physician-led multispecialty medical group in Springfield, IL. Springfield Clinic is devoted to providing the highest quality health care to its patients with more than 650 physicians and advanced practitioners delivering value-based care in approximately 80 medical specialties and sub-specialties.
As one of the largest private multispecialty medical clinics in Illinois, Springfield Clinic currently employs over 2,700 clinical and administrative staff members who are committed to improving health, providing value and serving the community.
The Certified Diabetes Educator provides clinical expertise in the education and health care services related to diabetes management and other chronic issues under the guidance of and collaboration with physicians.
RN License in the state of IL. OR Registered Dietician (CDE)
Current CPR per American Heart Association guidelines.
Current CDE certification through the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators.
Provide outpatient diabetes and self-management education and training in group and individual class settings to type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetic patients and their families and/or caregivers. Education includes, but is not limited to new onset education, self-management for type 2, gestational diabetes management, insulin self-monitoring and injection, pattern management, pump inquiry, advanced/refresher pump class, and continuous glucose monitoring.
Develop education materials for all individual and group patient education sessions. Evaluate and update education materials and teaching methods, as appropriate, for patients, their families and/or caregivers. This requires staying on top of changing medications, devices and methods of treatment.
Monitor and evaluate short and long-term patient responses to therapeutic interventions; assess, monitor, and implement treatment plans for patients at various stages of diabetes, in collaboration with providers. This includes regularly assisting providers with blood sugar review and medication adjustments.
Provide nutritional and exercise counseling, as needed, for weight control and disease management.
Manage and triage urgent diabetes care issues in collaboration with providers.
Provide telephone consultation to patients as needed.
Develop collaborative relationships with other departments, services, and community health care agencies to facilitate and support quality diabetes care.
Participate in training and education of nursing staff in specific diabetes and related clinical procedures; provides in-service training and community education through presentations and written information.
Maintain professional growth and development through research, seminars/workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise. Participate in care conferences with physician and other health care professionals.
Work collaboratively with physicians and administration regarding process and quality improvement of diabetes educational programs and services.
May work as a Health Care Assistant according to hospital policy.
Perform all functions of the RN job description, as appropriate and if licensed to do so.
Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training and accomplishments as required per policy.
Provide excellent customer service and adhere to Springfield Clinic's Code of Conduct and Ethics Standards.
Why Join Us?
Our growth means exciting career opportunities for you! We attract and retain the smartest and brightest professionals in the healthcare industry
Comprehensive benefit package including Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Short & Long-Term Disability, Life & AD&D Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Paid Time Off, 401k, Profit Sharing, local business discounts, and more
Opportunity to work for a company that invests in your success in a position that offers variety and unlimited growth potential
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.
Internal Number: 1234
About Springfield Clinic
Springfield Clinic is a top progressive, physician-led multispecialty medical group devoted to providing the highest quality health care to its patients with more than 600 physicians and advanced practitioners delivering value-based care in approximately 80 medical specialties and sub-specialties.
As one of the largest private multispecialty medical clinics in Illinois, Springfield Clinic currently employs over 2,600 clinical and administrative staff members who are committed to improving health, providing value and serving the community.