Department: Patient Education - Diabetes FTE: 0.80 Full Time Shift: Days
Position Summary: Provide direct and group education for patients with diabetes in a manner consistent with current Nationally recognized standards. Assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate clinical and non-clinical diabetes educational programs for HSC Operational Components. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include pediatric, adolesent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * EDUCATION PLAN - Identify educational needs and issues of the Patients; work with the Diabetes Education Coordinator and or Medical Director in area to support educational plans * INSTRUCTION - Ensure the development of instructional programs based on established educational plans. Provide direct and group education for patients with diabetes in a manner consistent with current Nationally recognized standards and current area needs * INSTRUCTION - Develop the appropriate educational curricula, formulate and or update and review teaching outlines, determine appropriate instructional methodologies using adult learning principles as appropriate to meet the overall goals and objectives of the program. * QUALITY - Maintain quality of educational programs by reviewing evaluation summaries on a regular basis, maintaining certifications in specialty areas(s) as appropriate, and remaining current in specialty area(s) trends * RESOURCES - Serve as an educational resource and role model for clinical and non-clinical staff for related issues as appropriate * OUTCOMES - Establish and monitor accurate outcomes for educational programs as developed; revise these programs when deemed necessary by program supervisor or supervisor * COMMUNICATION - Establish communication and consultation relationships with assigned areas, both clinical and non-clinical staff as assigned * COMMITTEES - Attend meetings and represent department or Hospitals within Hospitals related committees or the community, as assigned by supervisor * RECORDS - Maintain reports and records; collect statistical data for administrative and/or quality improvement purposes * ENVIRONMENT - Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards * DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes * PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk * PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner * PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Education: Essential: * Bachelor's Degree Nonessential: * Master's Degree Education specialization: Essential: * Related Discipline Nonessential: * Related Discipline
Experience: Essential: 3 years directly related experience
Nonessential: Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo2 years directly related experience
Credentials: Essential: * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days * NM RN or NM RD, LD, LN or NM Pharmacist License Nonessential: * Certified Diabetic Educator
Physical Conditions: Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.
Working conditions: Essential: * Minor Hazard - physical risks, dirt, dust, fumes, noise