Location: Bronx, New York
Position Summary: The Diabetes Educator, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and in accordance with approved protocols, provides Diabetes Self-Management Education and training services to clients/families with diabetes (pediatric, adult, and geriatric).
Education: Registered nurse/ Registered dietician/ with current licensure and registration in NYS. Advanced training in diabetes required (certification by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (CDE) or a minimum of comprehensive diabetes training or equivalent with evidenced of minimal 20 CEU’s annually. Plan to take CDE exam within year of date of hire. Bachelors degree or higher degree desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Assess patient’s status (physical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational needs, and home needs). Adjust intensity of service based on needs, and appropriate utilization of resources. Assess the patient’s abilities, limitations and barriers to diabetes self-management. In collaboration with the PCP and multidisciplinary team, identify and prioritize strategies to assist patients with Diabetes Self-Management education. Using self-management-training techniques, assess, plan and implement patient and family education in an individual and/or group setting. Education includes but is not limited to self blood glucose monitoring, medications, diet, exercise, emotional adjustment and coping skills, foot care and risk reduction. Evaluate the effectiveness of educational process toward achieving self-management. Refer when appropriate.
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest) with salary requirements to: HR Department The Institute for Family Health 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York 10011 Fax: (212) 620-0688 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org