The Quality Coordinator/Diabetes Educator provides oversight for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the DSMES program. Ensures systematic and coordinated delivery of diabetes education services. Provides individualized DSMES to individual patients according to Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional Performance for Diabetes Educators and ADCES accreditation requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Leads the selection, development and ongoing review of the curriculum and educational materials to ensure they meet the needs of the target population
Develops and directs the implementation of an annual program evaluation plan and performance improvement activities, including CQI projects
Ensures the DSMES program accreditation requirements are met and maintained
Arranges and coordinates activities of the Stakeholder Group
Manages multi-departmental collaboration to coordinate scheduling, reimbursement, marketing and other program administrative functions, as needed
Coordinates diabetes education and/or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) (for RD only) consultation sessions, in-person or virtually
Collects program participant assessment data and provides educational interventions utilizing a variety of training and counseling methods appropriate for patients based on assessment data
Collaboratively develops health plan with patient to include education goals, desired outcomes, and follow-up plan for each program participant
Provides patient and family support between sessions and on an ongoing basis to ensure diabetes management success
Documents patient data in education record
Utilizes healthcare team approach to communicate DSMES interventions and patient progress in electronic health record
Makes recommendations to referring providers for changes in participant’s diabetes care plan as appropriate
Works closely with CBH Physicians to promote the program to various practices in the surrounding area to improve overall community health and patient outcomes and to increase program referrals
May conduct in-house compliance and training continuing education of staff
Acts as a diabetes resource for physicians and staff members
Maintains 15 hours of approved continuing education annually specific to diabetes, diabetes related topics, behavior change and/or self-management education strategies
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possesses managerial abilities, including but not limited to organization and attention to detail
Working knowledge of current diabetes treatment management and educational processes and program and regulatory requirements
Ability to lead and effectively facilitate groups
Excellent communication and listening skills
Basic computer skills (internet, email, web conferencing)
Registered Dietitian or Registered Nurse (license required) who is also a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) or who is eligible to become a CDCES at time of hire
Bachelors of Science Degree (Preferred)
Two + years experience preferred
Additional Salary Information: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, employer paid Life and AD&D, Long Term Disability and Paid Time Off (PTO) accruing on the first day of employment.
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About Clara Barton Hospital
Clara Barton Hospital is a Private, Not-for-Profit, Critical Access Hospital licensed with 23 acute and/or swing care beds, 24-hour emergency department, inpatient & outpatient surgical services, full laboratory and diagnostic imaging services, outreach specialty physicians and three Rural Health Clinics. Our team of highly-trained physicians, physician assistants, and professional staff are committed to providing high quality, compassionate health care, right here, close to home.
We are honored to be entrusted with the health and wellness of our surrounding communities. Clara Barton Hospital is equipped with state of the art medical equipment and technology to provide advanced diagnostic and clinical testing. Our team of dedicated physicians diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions quickly and with greater accuracy. From developing new lines of healthcare services to insuring greater access to more timely, dependable emergency care, Clara Barton Hospital is poised to meet the changing healthcare needs of tomorrow. When individuals or their loved one require medical attention ranging anywhere from your ordinary common cold to life-saving emergency services, we wa...nt Clara Barton Hospital to be the area hospital of choice.
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