Northwestern Medicine is a network of four award-winning, Magnet®-recognized hospitals and more than 60 sites of care throughout Chicagoland. This translates to more than 4,000 aligned physicians including faculty, residents and researchers who are dedicated to exceptional service based on our mission of Patients First. The treatment provided within our network is informed by the latest research from the Feinberg School of Medicine. Take the opportunity to join us in this promising role:
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Northwestern Medicine Chicago, Illinois
Here is an excellent role for a skilled registered dietician with competence in diabetes and lifestyle medicine who will thrive within a multidisciplinary framework and actively promote holistic care for patients and families. The self-directed professional we select will demonstrate self-direction, excellent problem-solving ability and initiative in a role that encompasses the duties of nurse clinician, educator, and consultant.
Provides direct patient care and/or consultation using in-depth clinical knowledge and skills in the area of diabetes.
Establishes Diabetes Education standards and develops policies and procedures that assure the provision of quality, comprehensive and coordinated care.
Serves as a consultant to other disciplines on diabetes.
Receives and assesses referrals from referring providers.
Consults with multidisciplinary team as appropriate to develop, implement and evaluate care for patients and families.
Educates patients and/or families on self-management skills to promote optimal level of chronic disease management and wellness.
Collaborates with the Patient Education Department on patient education needs and provides appropriate resources for patients specific to diabetes.
Documents patient care activities in patient medical records.
Demonstrates the following professional attributes:
Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation.
Advocates for patients and their significant others, coworkers, the community and the nursing profession.
Consistently exhibits accountability.
Champions collaborative practice with coworkers and other disciplines and departments.
Consistently demonstrates compassion to internal and external customers.
Dynamic representative of the nursing profession in internal and external forums.
Integrates theoretical knowledge base and clinical expertise in decision making.
Assumes responsibility for meeting regulatory and other mandatory requirements.
Assumes responsibility for personal development plan and education/certification related to clinical specialty area.
Supports and models personal wellness
Serves as a patient advocate and role model for "Patients First"
Mentors staff to ensure quality of health care practices
Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces
Consults with management in assessment, problem solving, decision making, and evaluating clinical/system issues
Participates in programs to meet continuing education requirements.
Provide formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to diabetes.
Develop and present educational materials in support of specific educational and behavioral goals and modify such materials to as needed to support individual patients.
Facilitates research-based practice in clinical area of diabetes/lifestyle medicine.
Collect and document quality management and outcomes research data.
Participates in research pertinent to area of diabetes/lifestyle medicine.
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)
Current certification in Basic Life Support at the healthcare provider level.
Experience with insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring
Registered, Licensed Dietician (IL).
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in nutrition or related field.
Excellent communications skills essential to effective teaching and leading.
Two years of experience in diabetes care and education
Expertise in Diabetes Technology
Master’s degree in exercise physiology, nutrition, counseling or related fields.
Northwestern Medicine offers exceptional resources, education, growth opportunities, and benefits-including premier health insurance featuring our renowned physician network.
For more information and to apply, please visit us online at: jobs.nm.org (job #1829).
Internal Number: 1829
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