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Diabetes Educator (Part Time/Days) Maternal Fetal Medicine

Company: Saint Luke's Health Systems
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Diabetes Educator is responsible for providing individualized diabetes self-management education/training to individuals and groups according to the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional performance for Diabetes Educators.The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides individualized diabetes self-management education/training to individuals, their families and groups using national AADE standards for Diabetes Self-Management as related to preconception, pregnancy and post-partum care. Follows the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional performance for Diabetes Educators ( AADE, 2005). Supports Network goals and objectives related to Perinatal Services. Provides education for physician and professional staff related to diabetes education of the pregnant patient with diabetes.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Collaboratively develops education goals, learning objectives and an individualized plan for education content and teaching methods for diabetes and pregnancy program participants.Collects diabetes and pregnancy program participant assessment data using the AADE framework in a collaborative and ongoing manner.Assesses patients blood glucose levels and develops a plan of care in collaboration with the Perinatologist and Perinatal Nurse Practitioner. Is familiar with and utilizes the Perinatal Diabetes and Pregnancy management protocols.Utilizes fetal ultrasound data to assist in blood glucose evaluation. Is familiar with protocols for diagnostic and laboratory testing for the treatment of diabetes and pregnancy. Familiar with the ADA Standards of Care for the Patient with Diabetes.Provides education interventions that utilize primarily interactive, collaborative, skill-based training methods and maximizes the use of interactive training methods.Collaboratively develops an individualized follow-up plan with each program participant.Evaluates the effectiveness of the education provided by measuring attainment of learning objectives.Conducts ongoing and follow-up assessments upon completion of diabetes and pregnancy program; utilizes the outcome measures from the AADE7 Continuum of Outcomes Framework.Documents assessment data, educational plan, services provided and evaluation results in each participant s education records.Utilizes a team approach to provide services, collaborates and communicates with team members when needed.Identifies when a program participant s needs are outside the scope of the instructor s practice and expertise and arranges for additional services to meet those needs.Demonstrates expertise in teaching/learning process to improve clinical outcomes.Collaborates with other health care professionals regarding diabetes and pregnancy education and care including nursing, medical staff, nutrition, administration and pharmacy.Participates in the development of policies and procedures related to diabetes and pregnancy care and education.Functions as a resource regarding diabetes and pregnancy education across the network.Assists in the development of an education curriculum for patients requiring pre conception counseling, diabetes and pregnancy counseling (type 1 or type 2 diabetes) and gestational diabetes counseling.Assists in the development of an education curriculum for patients requiring insulin pump therapy.Promotes national standards of practice in the care of people with diabetes and pregnancy through ongoing education and representation on interdisciplinary committees.Must maintain 15 hours of continuing education annually to maintain licensure and certified diabetes educator certification. PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:Sit up to 4 hours per day; 2 hours at a time. Stand for up to 6 hours per day; 3 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 20 minutes at a time. Frequently use hands and fingers to manipulate objects and for computer use. Rare lifting of objects greater than 50 pounds. Occasional transport of patients weighing up to 300 pounds via wheelchair. Must have the ability for hearing as it relates to normal, high and low frequency. Must have the ability for seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Occasionally stoop, bend or reach beyond shoulder level. Occasionally squats, crouches, kneels and climbs. Must have hand/eye coordination. EDUCATION:Registered Professional Nurse or Registered Dietician with a Bachelor of Science degree and a current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. Certification as a Diabetes Educator preferred required. Eligibility for certification may be considered.TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:A Registered Nurse or Registered Dietitian who is also a certified diabetes educator, or who is eligible to become a certified diabetes educator. A minimum of 1 year experience (preferably 2-5 years) providing diabetes and pregnancy education. Experience with insulin pump therapy preferred. Must have 15 contact hours within the past year in diabetes and diabetes clinical and educational subjects.WORK SCHEDULE:Part-time based on the department needs. Must be able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the diabetes and pregnancy program. Day, afternoon and some evening hours required. Must be able to travel to all offices.Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Saint Luke's Health Systems, Bethlehem , Diabetes Educator (Part Time/Days) Maternal Fetal Medicine, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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