Serves in an advanced role providing specialized care and education for persons with diabetes and their families. Serves as a team member in assessing needs, planning and providing education and care, evaluating outcomes and coordinating follow up care for persons with diabetes. Job requires one of the following: Registered Nurse or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Doctor of Pharmacy
Evaluation of the individuals being seen for Diabetes Self-Management Education, Training, and Support knowledge of diabetes, diabetes self-management skills, support and barriers to care.
Provides direct care to individuals with diabetes and their families in collaboration with the primary care physician and Endocrinologist.
Reviews specific indicators measured and results, helps regulates diabetes metabolic control of persons with diabetes on an outpatient basis and provides phone contact for medication adjustments and problem-solving under the guidance of Physician, CRNP, Physician Assistant.
Serves as a resource person for patient and family regarding the perception of the diagnosis and medical plan of care for the management of disease as designated by the physician.
Investigates and problem solves patient care issues with staff and facilitates change to promote quality outcomes.
Enhance quality of diabetes care through collaboration with other services and initiate referrals to appropriate support services.
Works with in the multidisciplinary team for diabetes education and management and collaborates with other disciplines to identify and resolve patient care issues.
Conducts diabetes education through group classes as needed.
Provides and participates in community and in-house education programs and acts as the department and liaison in the community and for hospital staff as requested.
Serves as communication link between the department and the hospital staff both inpatient and outpatient.
Implements outcome-based quality assurance and performance improvement activity to document outcomes of service, compliance with regulations, policies and procedures and monitors and addresses customer satisfaction.
Assists physician with research involving education and care of patients.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Qualifications will be considered at appropriate compensation
Bachelor's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Clinical (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Diabetes Educator - Default Issuing Body; Certified Healthcare Access Associate within 1 year - Default Issuing Body
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.