The Inpatient Diabetes Educator is responsible for the education of patients, their families and appropriate support systems regarding diabetes self-management education. The Inpatient Diabetes Educator provides assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation related to diabetes care.
General Patient Care Principles
Respects confidentiality of all information by sharing that information with those who need to know or have attained proper permission.
Meets all role-related and age-specific competencies.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Performs learning needs assessment including health literacy.
Assess the patients knowledge of diabetes and self-care skills.
Initiates education for the following patients:
Newly diagnosed with diabetes/hyperglycemia
When diabetes complicating factors arise
Uncontrolled hyperglycemia and/or knowledge gaps
Evaluates the patients comprehension of completed education and develops follow up plans to address ongoing needs.
Documentation and communication of required assessments, interventions, evaluations, and follow-up is consistent with established departmental and national standards.
Individualizes education to the patient and patient circumstance.
Utilizes program content which is consistent with national standards and M Health/Fairview Diabetes Care.
Care Coordination and Transitions of Care
Utilizes a patient and family-centered approach.
Collaborates with other team members.
Empowers patients and caregivers to actively participate in their care.
Provides a clear and feasible management plan at discharge based on clinical needs, patient preference, goals, and abilities.
Evaluates the ability of the patient to obtain diabetes supplies and medication.
Ensures that a follow-up appointment for diabetes care is scheduled prior to discharge.
Obtains referrals to community resources to continue diabetes self-management education.
Communicates the status of diabetes self-management education, plan of care to the next provider and/or site of care.
Identifies and mitigates risk factors for readmission.
Actively participates and/or communicates with the system inpatient diabetes steering committee to ensure consistency in curriculum, tools and data collection.
Utilizes the support systems and tools to provide services and make recommendations for changes as needed.
Encourages and supports the quality clinical initiatives related to diabetes care.
Aware of the quality measures and monitors that are in place.
Demonstrates accountability for professional practice by accepting responsibility for assessment of performance, peer review, and by engaging in ongoing learning experiences.
Practice is evidenced-based, in addition to the Scope and Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators as outlined by the American Association for Diabetes Educators; Minnesota standards guidelines, and standards for M Health/
3-5 years experience in diabetes education
Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Dietitian (RD).
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) required upon hire or obtained within one year of hire.
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