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Sanford Health RN Diabetes Educator - Pediatric Endocrinology in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: RN Diabetes Educator | Pediatric Endocrinology | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: ND

Department : Pediatric Endocrinology

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr

JOB SUMMARY

Educates patients on self-care involved in the diagnosis of diabetes; collects patient data to monitor health status and proactively manage the patient's condition.

Organizes diabetes self-care materials including nutrition, medication, physical activity and glucose testing. Educates patients on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in the diagnosis of diabetes. Demonstrates familiarity with pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical practice consistent with practice level. Collects patient data on a regular basis, in order to monitor their health status. Makes suggestions on how to improve health conditions based on the analysis of patient data; refers patients with specific problems to other healthcare providers. Applies principles of program and/or business management to create a climate that supports successful self-management of diabetes. Educates patients on self-care and lifestyle changes involved in the diagnosis of diabetes.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Stays abreast of the latest diabetes information and educational materials. Responsible for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients. Performs age related patient assessments and nursing interventions. Introduces the concepts of diabetes management to existing and potential patients. Identifies diabetes prevention opportunities and corresponding education solutions. Helps patients improve their health through effective diabetic education. Evaluates people at risk for diabetes through various indications such as age, family history and weight. Evaluates diabetes education best practices to learn its principles and processes. Coordination and management of care for patients, including those with complex needs. Adheres to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patient health information. Tracks the conditions of diabetic patients in order to improve their health status and prevent complications; supports them when complications occur.

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

This position will provide diabetic education with patients and assist with triage calls.

32 hours/week, FLEX schedule. Will need to be available for some weekend calls.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing or willing to obtain within three years. Graduate from an accredited nursing program preferred, including, but not limited to, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) preferred.

Two years of experience as a Clinical Nurse is required with demonstrated leadership skills. Previous experience and knowledge of Diabetes Management preferred.

Requires current licensure as a Registered Nurse in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position. Nurses performing nursing practice over the telephone require licensure in the states where the patients being served reside. Must hold certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator from the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators or obtain that certification within three years when eligible. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.

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City: Fargo

State: ND

Job Function: Nursing

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD06855

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