Penn Highlands Healthcare

  • Diabetes Educator

    Job Location US-PA-DuBois
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/21/2018 9:27 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-11161
    # of Openings
    1
    Hours/Pay
    72
    Shift
    1st Shift/Variable Hours
    Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

    Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.

     

    DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, DRMC is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.


     

    THE DIETITIAN DIABETES EDUCATOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IDENTIFYING THE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF PATIENTS AND DEVELOPING A PLAN OF INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE THE PATIENT’S NUTRITIONAL STATUS, AND EDUCATING PATIENTS CONCERNING THERAPEUTIC DIETS. THE DIETITIAN DIABETES EDUCATOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF THE DIABETES PATIENT NEEDS AND FORMULATES A RESPECTIVE CARE PLAN. EDUCATES PATIENTS WITH DIABETES, BOTH INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT ON SELF-MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES. PROVIDES UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON DIABETES EDUCATION TO ENTIRE PATIENT SERVICES STAFF

    Responsibilities

    *Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
    Assesses and evaluates patient needs and formulates a nutrition plan of care which includes long-term and short-term objectives, nutritional requirements, education needs, on-going monitoring for changes/new information and evaluation of outcomes.
    Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates nutrition education for clients both individually and in group sessions; arranges for individual follow-up as needed.
    Instructs inpatients/outpatients on self-management /assessment pertaining to diabetes, symptoms, treatments and effects.
    Properly documents assessment data, educational plan, educational services provided and evaluation results in each patient’s medical record.
    Assists the Physician by instructing and managing patients starting insulin therapy via syringe, insulin pump or insulin pen
    Assists the physician by instructing and initiating patient’s use of continuous glucose monitoring (iPro) and downloading reports.
    Participates in educational and community involvement opportunities.
    Assists the manager with ongoing reviews and quality outcomes pertaining to educational processes
    General duties as directed.

    Qualifications

    • MUST HAVE A BACHELORS DEGREE IN DIETETICS OR NUTRITION-RELATED FIELD, MASTER DEGREE PREFERRED
    • MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF (1) YEAR EXPERIENCE IN RELATED FIELD WITH ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF DIABETES MANAGEMENT 
    • MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE COMMISSION ON DIETETIC REGISTRATION. LICENSED IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
    • CERTIFICATE IN TRAINING IN ADULT WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND CERTIFICATE

      OF TRAINING IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PREFERRED.

    • CERTIFIED DIABETES EDUCATOR CREDENTIALS PREFERRED.

     

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