Diabetes Educator | Full-time
Description
The diabetes educator provides educational services based on the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management education, utilizes the diabetes care process as a guide to medical care, develops and implements plans for diabetes care and provides education to patients regarding disease processes and therapeutic diets. 

  

Instructor Responsibilities:

  1. Develop an individualized education plan focused on behavior change, client needs and interests. 
  2. Provide scientifically based education to the client under the auspice of the client’s provider based on the referral process. 
  3. Provide information on the pathophysiology of diabetes and overview of diabetes management. 
  4. Assess the client’s current eating habits.
  5. Work with the client to develop an individualized meal plan based on the client’s needs and preferences.
  6. Provide resources where the client can participate in individual or group classes/activities.
  7. Teach the correct processes for using diabetes medications. This may include oral or injectable medications and insulin. As needed, help client navigate through his/her insurance benefits for medications. 
  8. Teach the client problem solving skills that will help client adjust for unplanned or unexpected events or situations that drive blood sugars the wrong direction. 
  9. Document in client’s chart each educational session including evaluations and education plans. 
  10. Relay information appropriately over telephone or fax as needed to medical providers.
  11. Assist with the hospital’s Quality Assurance/Improvement process and assist in other projects and tasks involved with the national recognition process. 
  12. Provide consultation as ordered to patients on the acute care hospital floor. Diabetes Education services may be needed in the Emergency Department. Provide necessary education at the bedside and complete appropriate charting.
  13. When necessary, obtain referral forms to transition acute diabetes patients from hospital or swing bed care to outpatient diabetes education 
  14. Assist in the development of curriculum and education tools.
  15. Market diabetes management services to the medical community and the community at large.
  16. Assist with the Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program and function as a lifestyle coach as needed. 
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements
  1. Bachelor’s Degree or an advanced degree in Food & Nutrition, Dietetics, or Nursing required.
  2. Licensed by appropriate Idaho State Board or eligible for Idaho licensure, with license granted within six months of employment.  
  3. Maintain National Registration if required for specific medical discipline. 
  4. Ability and willingness to demonstrate and maintain competency as required for job title and the unit/are(s) of assignment.
  5. Effective Communication skills to include oral and written comprehension/expression.
  6. Ability to manage a chaotic work environment related to changing customer needs. 
  7. Ability and willingness to exhibit behaviors consistent with standards for performance improvement and organizational values (e.g., efficiency & financial responsibility, safety, partnership & service, teamwork, compassion, integrity, and trust & respect).    



  

Effective December 6, 2021, North Canyon Medical Center is requiring Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. All employees must receive, at a minimum, the first does of Covid-19 vaccine before they may render any care, treatment or other services for the facility and/or its patients. By January 4, 2022, all staff must have received the single-dose vaccine or received the last does of a multi-dose vaccine. Thereafter, staff are not considered “fully vaccinated” until 14 days after receiving the last required dose for the vaccine. (86 FR 61573). New hires may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons per our vaccination policy. Any request for exemption should be submitted during the post-offer, pre-placement process. 


Please be apprised that proof of the Covid-19 vaccine, as well as other immunizations, are required as part of the employment process. North Canyon Medical Center complies with applicable federal anti-discrimination and civil rights laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act; and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). (86 FR 61568).