Diabetes Educator (RN) Job at University of Maryland Medical System, Upper Marlboro, MD

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  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • Upper Marlboro, MD

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Company Description

Located in Largo in the heart of Prince George’s County, our new state-of-the-art regional medical center (UM Capital Region Medical Center) will provide improved access to primary and ambulatory care services, and serve as a tertiary care center for critically ill patients. In addition, our new space will allow us to expand our offerings as a community partner to help improve the health status of Prince George’s County residents.

 

Job Description

Position Summary

The Registered Nurse/ Dietician will perform professional nursing, consultation, and educational services for persons with diabetes, and provide community health education. The educator will also develop curriculum on health and act as a health care consultant by providing information on the management of diabetes for patients. Collaborate with other health care team members in information exchange for planning and developing appropriate patient care.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

1. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

2. Coordinates and manages the work of professional educators engaged in educating and counseling patients with diabetes and their families including the assessment of physical, psychosocial, and economic needs and the development of comprehensive and across-discipline care plans.

3. Work with Primary Care Providers to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered care and effectively provide chronic disease self-management support.

4. Provide individualized nutrition counseling for diabetic or prediabetes patients, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach with a Registered Dietician to provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT).

5. Maintain and update education materials and keeping current with operational guidelines of monitoring devices and glycemic medication delivery systems.

6. Educates, promotes, enforces and supports the audit of quality and safety assurance standards. 

7. Makes presentations to public and private groups to promote the program.

8. Oversees and participates in the preparation of program activities and related reports.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

1. Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare-related discipline is required.

2. 2 years of experience in educating patients, specifically about diabetes. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Thorough knowledge of the diabetic population, diabetes care services and educational programming.

2. Thorough knowledge of nursing and patient care principles and practices.

3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with individuals of diverse cohorts make public presentation to groups of all sizes.

4. Ability to collect and analyze health and population data and prepare reports and presentations.

5. Ability to plan and supervise the work of professional subordinates.

Required Licensure, Certifications and Registrations

1. Professional/Technical

A. Licensure as a Registered Nurse or Dietitian in the State of Maryland

B. Certification as a Diabetic Educator (CDE) at hire or within one year of service

2. Life Support Certification:

A. CPR

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