Job ID: 21-19471 Type: Regular Full-Time Emanuel Medical Ctr campus
As an expert in your field, you know that diabetes self-management varies from patient to patient. Some can manage their care on their own; others rely on assistance from caregivers. Each patient is unique, and so you treat all patients and family members with dignity and kindness as you offer individualized care education. In your work, you exemplify the Legacy mission of making life better for others.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland plays a vital role as a local and regional leader in serious clinical illness or injury. With around-the-clock expertise for critical health issues, including experts in trauma, heart care, burns, significant wounds, stroke, brain surgery and more, Legacy Emanuel is central to the health of our community and critical to the care of the Northwest.
Emanuel Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center and serves the needs of both adult hospital population as well as Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.
EDUCATION: Theories and principles of family centered education are utilized to foster the educational development of patients and families.
Provides patient and family instruction about the care of diabetes.
Assists in the development of diabetes education materials and programs in collaboration with the health care team.
May participate in outreach education in rural communities.
Provides education on diabetes to members of the health care team.
Communicates ongoing analysis of patient and family needs, verbally or in writing, to appropriate health care team members.
Completes a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education per year in diabetes and education principles.
Provides individual assessment, goal setting, planning, implementation of plan, and evaluation and follow-up.
Utilizes evidence-based guidelines to guide practice.
QUALITY OF SERVICE: Continuously evaluates and improves educational offerings to meet customer needs.
Helps to develop and implement evaluation of educational offerings.
Uses continuous quality improvement and LEAN principles to improve service to best meet customer needs. Measures outcomes.
Participates in development of educational offerings.
Assists in development of the program plan and participates in yearly program review.
Informs patients of the existence and sources of appropriate diabetes supplies.
RESEARCH: Collaborates with research personnel for patient and staff participation in clinical studies.
Provides for dissemination of information regarding research developments and diabetes.
Networks with other diabetes educators to stay current on modalities of education.
Participates in research projects when appropriate.
COST EFFECTIVENESS: Maintains productivity through activities that focus on resource utilization and preparation for managed care environment.
Participates in the provision of cost effective patient education through the full continuum (inpatient, outpatient, home care).
Assists in the development of system wide standards of care for diabetes education.
Maintains education hours efficiently and productively according to budget plan.
COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS: Principles of communication and change theory are utilized to build community awareness of diabetes.
Utilizes appropriate community resources to assist patients and families as needed.
Participates in the planning and presentation of community and professional educational programs.
Participates in the diabetes community through work in community programs.
Participates in media relations and coverage for the center when the opportunity presents itself.
Registered Nurse; BSN preferred or Registered Dietitian.Completion of 30 hours of continuing education in diabetes education principles in prior two years.
Experience:minimum two years of experience in diabetes education in acute care or ambulatory care setting.
Skills/Knowledge:Basic familiarity with computers preferred.
LEGACY’S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy’s Values in Action.