To provide indirect and direct medical services to clinic patients. To provide support for the healthcare, providers, office staff and manager. Provides individualized diabetes self-management education/training to individuals and groups according to the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional Performance for Diabetes Educators.
The RN CDE works under the supervision of the Practice Administrator, and the direction of the Medical Director(s). This position also assists in managing direct patient care and management.
The RN CDE will be an educator and our reach coordinator for the Diabetic population approximately 70 percent of the time. The other 30 percent will be spent doing general RN duties for the clinic or special projects.
Collects DSME/T program participant assessment data, using the AADE7 framework, in a collaborative and ongoing manner
Collaboratively develops educational goals, learning objectives and a plan for educational content and teaching methods with DSME/T Program participants
Provides educational interventions that utilize primarily interactive, collaborative, skill-based training methods and maximizes the use of interactive training methods
Collaboratively develops an individualized follow-up plan with each program participant
Evaluates effectiveness of educational services provided by measuring attainment of learning objectives
Conducts a follow-up assessment upon completion of DSME/T Program services, using outcome measures from AADE7 Continuum of Outcomes Framework
Documents assessment data, educational plan, educational services provided and evaluation results in each participant�s educational records
Utilizes a team approach to provide services and collaborates and communicates with team members when needed
Identifies when a program participant�s needs are outside the scope of the instructor�s practice and expertise, plus arranges additional services to meet needs
Performs clinical skills competently for possible RN duties including:
Laboratory results review and dissemination
Abnormal lab value reconciliation
Triage of clinic patients
Procedures / patient education as specified by site.
Triage phone calls and document advice given and disposition of patient
Triage walk-in patients
Respond to emergent situations in the clinic
Utilized electronic health record
Book patient appointments as needed
Conduct follow-up phone calls to patients and document in EHR
Assist with protocol development
Assist with QI activities
Participate in clinic team projects
Education of patients (i.e. insulin teaching, medicine regimes)
Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
Attend required meetings.
Complies with safety and infection control procedures as established within the clinic.
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to differentiate the care that is required based on the patients� current place on the life growth and development flow.
Documents correctly and accurately in electronic health record.
Expresses thoughts clearly and concisely (verbal and written).
Follows departmental policies and procedures.
Introduces and greets patients in a prompt and pleasant manner.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Maintains patient files, records, and other information.
Participates in professional development activities and internal/external customer service.
Promotes mission, vision and values of SJH and SCL Health.
Responds to emergency activity within the office according to protocol.
Self direct, motivate and function successfully in a team environment.
Performs other related duties as appropriate and as assigned.
Patient Centered Medical Home Duties:
Is self-directed, motivated and can function successfully in a team environment
Attends required staff meetings
Attends required training meetings
Participates in clinic and team Quality Improvement processes
Involves the PCMH Care Managers with follow through on patient self-management
Involved in huddles on daily basis per huddle procedure
Involved in team based care
Attend monthly meetings at which clinics, PCMH, and best-practice procedures and business agenda are addressed
Attend Performance Improvement Team and other QI committees as assigned
The attached Job Description details the essential functions of your position. The list below is also considered to be essential functions of your position and all employees within Exempla Healthcare are expected to meet the following in their day-to-day work:
Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time
Be available to work overtime if needed
Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others
Be respectful of all with whom you interact and follow the Exempla Service Behaviors
Be well groomed and dressed appropriately for your role
Be in compliance with the drug and alcohol policy as stated in the Employee Handbook
Be sufficiently rested to perform your duties throughout the period assigned
Demonstrate a willingness to learn
Be able to communicate clearly, think clearly, and concentrate on assigned tasks
Current BLS certification
Graduate from Accredited Nursing Program
Current Nursing License in the State of Colorado
A healthcare professional who is also a certified diabetes educator, or who is eligible to become a certified diabetes educator.
Minimum of 6 months experience (preferably more) providing diabetes education and/or 15 contact hours within past year in diabetes and diabetes clinical and educational subjects
2 years Registered Nurse experience in Family Medicine office practice.
Experience working with, and sensitivity toward, special populations, including those with limited income, and limited education, and with non-English speaking individuals
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
Full understanding and working knowledge of EPIC computer systems
Experience with PC software applications in word processing, Word, and Excel
Graduation from an accredited program for Registered Nurse.
Certified diabetes educator
Current basic life support certification required.