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Diabetes Educator RN - Denton, TX - Educator

Company: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Location: Denton
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Diabetes Educator RN - Denton, TXDiabetes Educator RN Texas Health Denton -- Are you looking for a rewarding career in an award-winning healthcare system? We're looking for a qualified Diabetes Educator RN like you to join our Texas Health family. Position Highlights

Work location: Texas Health Denton 3000 N I-35 TX 76201 Work Environment: Health Education Lifestyle Program Work hours: Full-time (40hours) Day Shift -- At Texas Health Denton we take seriously our mission to improve the health of those in our community. We are a 255-bed, full-service hospital serving our community since 1987. Our central location provides convenient care to people in the DFW Metroplex and all across North Texas and Oklahoma. With more than 1,000 employees and 450+ physicians on our medical staff we are one of Denton County's largest employers. If you're looking for heart and vascular care, women's services, orthopedics and sports medicine, we've got it. Plus we're a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and provide pain management, emergency medicine, and bariatric surgery. And talk about award winning. Texas Health Denton is a Joint Commission-accredited Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. and a Pathways to Excellence-designated hospital. We are the only choice in Denton for oncology services, women and infants' services, and much more. Lastly, Texas Health Denton's new Center for Women is under construction. This new building will bring the latest in obstetric care to North Texas as well as a new breast imaging center, outpatient physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and a 10-bed expansion to our emergency department. As part of the Texas Health family, we employ over 24,000 employees and are among the areas top five largest employers. Come be a part of our exceptional team as we continue to provide outstanding care and deliver award winning results. You belong here. Qualifications Education Associate's Degree Graduate of an Accredited Nursing Program Required -- Experience 2 Years Certified Diabetes Educator Preferred 3 Years clinical nursing experience Required -- Licenses and Certifications RN - Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required And CDE/CDCES - Certified Diabetes Educator/Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist 6 Months Required And CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Upon Hire Required -- Skills Effective and positive interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate information to a culturally and socioeconomically diverse population, maintain a high degree of confidentiality, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Computer skills, time management skills and advanced knowledge of current clinical practice recommendations, standards of care, health issues and professional practice related to diabetes. -- Position Responsibilities Patient Education
Uses advanced interviewing and assessment techniques to obtain patient biophysical, psychosocial and self-care education and discharge needs of those diabetic patients identified at risk and/or underserved using the Emergency Department for chronic management of their diabetes. In doing so, works closely with Emergency Department Navigator and Transitions Team members. Integrates appropriate assessment of the patient's readiness to learn, barriers to learning (illiteracy, language, need for communication aids in the geriatric population, etc.), preferred learning methods, cultural influences, age appropriateness, etc. into the individualized plan for the patient. Educate and assist diabetes patients through appropriate evaluation and teaching methods. Identifies specific, individualized diabetes self-management goals?? plans and implements education and behavioral interventions directed toward helping the individual achieve the identified goals?? develops teaching plans reflecting acceptable standards, monitors for compliance and attainment of goals intervening as needed, and maintains accurate documentation records related to all education encounters. Identify methods for developing new tools to enhance instruction methods both in the Emergency department and in the community. Utilizes effective interpersonal and communication skills to achieve desirable outcomes and responses. Clinical Practice
Demonstrates advanced knowledge and clinical diabetes expertise serving as a clinical expert and resource for others. Provides consultations, demonstrations or instructions related to staff development for improved patient education. Provides consultation to professional colleagues, patients, and families regarding effective self-management skills, treatment plans, etc. Promotes/facilitates the advancement of diabetes information for staff. Identifies learning opportunities specific to the individual or the group needs of patients or staff. Plans and provides formal and informal education to meet those needs. Utilizes appropriate educational resources that are culturally sensitive and meets the learning needs of patients/families. Education programs reflect current, evidence-based information and pertinent research findings as indicated. Actively participates in interdisciplinary patient care conferences contributing to the treatment plans of patients as indicated. May participate in multi-disciplinary teams as assigned based on Wagner's Model for standard screening and treatment protocols. May be tasked by leader to partner in developing relationships with local physicians and healthcare agencies to facilitate patient access to services and resources needed to support clinical care for management of chronic conditions, etc. Documents services rendered within the medical record reflecting thorough and timely record keeping same day as service provided. Quality and Outcome Management
Monitors patient evaluation and treatment plans for compliance to national guidelines and best practices?? shares results through the Performance Improvement Committee and interdisciplinary team rounds as indicated. Participates in creating and maintaining databases for tracking patients enrolled in self-management programs?? identifies, monitors and documents key outcome and compliance data for diabetic patients following discharge from the Emergency Department in concert with other colleagues. In some locations may support the five year Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) Plan and provides reporting/feedback based on the progress of the development and implementation of initiatives outlined within the Plan. Those initiatives consist of working with the under served in management of chronic diabetes. Provides feedback to community providers as needed. -- Leadership
Participates in hospital-wide projects/committees/workshops to enhance care delivery and the overall experience of the patient. Provides stewardship in the utilization of resources?? contributes to the operational and strategic planning for the diabetic population. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team to meet DSRIP goals. Satisfaction
Collaborates with all customer groups (patients, department/hospital staff, physicians and other customer groups), to meet and exceed needs/expectations. Creates and maintains a collaborative work environment (patient, physicians and key stakeholders). Actively engages customer groups on a regular basis to promote effective customer relationships and communication with prompt resolution of issues and concerns. Community Outreach
Develops relationships with varied community agencies, healthcare resources and physician providers to support the varied needs of the identified diabetic patient population. Is actively engaged in community events affiliated with THR as needed to facilitate visibility and health promotion related to the management of diabetes. Why Texas Health--As a Texas Health employee, you'll enjoy top-notch benefits including 401(k) with match, paid time off, competitive health insurance choices, healthcare and dependent care spending account options, wellness programs to keep you and your family healthy, tuition reimbursement, a student loan repayment program and more. At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make THR a great place to work. Here are a few of our recent awards:
2021 FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For--" (7th year in a row) Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running) "America's Best Employers for Diversity" list by Forbes
A "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work-- Explore our----for info like--,--, recent----we've won and more. Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to .

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