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Diabetic Educator (Part-time)
This Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) will work in partnership with clinical team members in primary and specialty care, to optimize patient health by providing individual and group diabetic self-management (DSME) and medical nutritional therapy (MNT) services for patients with chronic disease. This individual will serve as a member of a collaborative multidisciplinary healthcare team to assist as a liaison in diabetes population management and enhance the overall well-being of those suffering from chronic diseases that can be impacted by better nutritional lifestyle management.
- Bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences (Master’s degree in Nutrition, Health or related field preferred)
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
Washington State Department of Health Dietitian Certification (CD)
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) completed or within 6 months of employment
1 years’ experience in clinical outpatient practice in a primary care and/or diabetes/endocrinology setting (3 years preferred).
Insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring patient training experience
1+ year practice experience with diabetes patient medication management training and adjustment per protocols
Primary job responsibilities:
- Demonstrate competency in use of: insulin syringe, insulin and injectable pen devices, glucagon pens, insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring systems, blood glucose meters and downloading data software and web-based programs for aforementioned devices.
- Ability to assess patient preferences and beliefs; health literacy and numeracy; and psychosocial factors, including food insecurity, housing stability, financial barriers, mental illness and chemical dependency, and apply that information to optimize patient health outcomes and health-related quality of life.
- Strong customer/patient focus.
- Demonstrate competency in basic mathematics for nutrition prescription and safe medication dose calculations.
- Ability to provide technical advice, guidance, and support to colleagues and other clinical staff in area of specialty.
- Excellent/advanced verbal and written communication skills in English via in-person, phone and electronic messaging.
- Proficiency in the use of an electronic medical record (EMR) system (i.e. Centricity, Epic) and basic computer applications (Microsoft Office, Outlook).
- Ability to multi-task and work with ambiguity.
- Complies with HIPAA/Confidentiality and workplace safety policies and procedures.
- Ability to remain calm and professional when faced with difficult situations or emergencies.
- Strives to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.
- Other duties as assigned.
Standard for portrayal of mission and values
- Employee demonstrates and fosters the Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 core values of - One team, on Mission. Go out of your way, to brighten someone's day. Own it, embrace it. Care like crazy. Motivate, elevate, appreciate. Know the way, show the way, ease the way. Find joy along the way.
- Employee demonstrates and fosters the mission of Lewis County Hospital District No. 1 to foster trust and nurture a healthy community.
- Is cooperative and supportive to others within the department and hospital providing care and services.
- Treats individuals including patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient families, physicians, volunteers, visitors and others with respect, dignity and fairness.
- Behaves professionally and ethically in all interactions with patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patients' families, physicians volunteers, and others.
- Is consistently courteous to patients, co-workers, supervisors, management, patient’s families, physicians, volunteers and others; greets individuals and provides assistance and direction in an attentive and helpful manner.
- Willingly strives at continuous quality improvement to achieve quality work the first time every time.
- Is willing to learn new procedures and develop new skills for the purpose of improving quality of care and services.
- Willingly participates as a member of work team(s) supporting the goals and objectives of the department and the district.
- When answering the telephone, is courteous to caller, clearly identifies department, name and takes a message or directs calls as necessary in a helpful manner.
Open until filled