Certified Diabetes Educator – Boise August 20, 2015 Certified Diabetes Educator – Boise Schedule/Shift: Full-time, Mon-Fri Days Minimum Pay Rate: $23.62 Department: Boise, Humphreys Diabetes Center Summary: The Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) educates patients on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis, including nutrition, medication, physical activity and glucose testing. Collects patient data to monitor health status and proactively manage the patient’s condition. A CDE is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the diabetes education specialty field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Responsible for providing comprehensive diabetes education, A1c testing, and care for patients with Type 1 DM, Type 2 DM, gestational DM, IFG, prediabetes, etc., to include effective diabetes educational material and individualized/group education to patients/families in an unpredictable learning environment. Provides 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 (current AADE standards). The CDE collaborates with the administrative director/manager and site supervisor of clinical area, hospital/system education/leadership outpatient/inpatient and appropriate shared governance teams in assessing, facilitating, and/or presenting patient education learning needs for all the staff. Minimum Qualifications: A. Bachelor’s degree in nursing or dietetics required. In lieu of BSN for RN will accept 2 years experience in the care of diabetic patients. (This is in addition to experience requirement listed below.) B. Current Idaho RN or RD license required. C. Certification by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (CDE). D. Two years experience in the care of diabetes patients as an RN or RD. E. Ability and willingness to demonstrate and maintain competency as required for job title and the unit/area(s) of assignment. F. Excellent communication skills to include oral and written comprehension and expression. G. Ability and willingness to work with patients’ growth and development needs, particularly related to the age of patients in the unit/area(s) of assignment. H. Ability to manage a chaotic work environment related to changing patient needs, including work with patients with acute, chronic, and complex disease processes, and those who are dying. Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Provide individualized patient teaching and support to patients based on the specific needs and learning ability of the patient identified via a thorough, individualized assessment. Duties include insulin determination, dosing and start as well as ongoing adjustment or as directed by primary care physician. Perform tasks of continuous glucose monitoring and interpretation, facilitate pump-starts and adjustments to include troubleshooting as well as case management of patients in coordination with the primary care physician. Willingness to provide services in various community settings. 2. Coordinate the patient education of other disciplines as it relates to the program specialty. 3. Review and update patient teaching materials related to the program specialty. 4. Coordinate program specialty support group. 5. Represent the program specialty on Patient Education Committee and other pertinent specialty committees. 6. Document the patient teaching plan and the teaching completed in the outpatient and inpatient setting. 7. Recommend patient follow-up as indicated to physician/outpatient education program and/or support group. 8. Provide staff in-services as needed throughout the year. 9. Serve as a role model and mentor to other staff and new employees in the education of the patient. 10. Identify when a program participant’s needs are outside the educator’s scope of practice and expertise, and arrange for additional services to meet needs.