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Certified Diabetes Educator - UT Physicians Family Medicine (TMC)

UTHealth
Houston, TX 77002
  • Job Code
    2000027F

UTHealth - UT Physicians Family Medicine Clinic located in the Texas Medical Center is hiring a Certified Diabetes Educator to join their dynamic team of professionals.

Position will be incident to face-to-face clinic education with follow up telephone calls. If necessary, employee must be willing to work from home or alternate location for diabetes education via telemedicine/telehealth.

Position Summary:

Provide extensive outpatient and in-patient education on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis, including nutrition, medication, physical activity and glucose testing.

Position Key Accountabilities:

1. Educate patients on blood glucose monitoring, pattern management of blood glucose, insulin administration and safety guidelines, and insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system training.
2. Provide assistance to the patient in obtaining diabetic supplies.
3. Refer patients to community resources.
4. Management of diabetics in the clinic, and via phone.
5. Manage the diabetic program in compliance with the American Diabetic Association guidelines.
6. Provide case management of diabetic patients under physicians' supervision.
7. Provide diabetes training and education to clinical staff.
8. Assist with research projects including data collection, patient recruitment, and other duties as needed.
9. Communicate with patients and families on a daily basis reviewing blood sugar reports.
10. Communicate with schools that have diabetic patients regarding diabetes management.
11. Refill insulin and diabetic supplies.
12. Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Registered Nurse (RN) with current licensure or a Registered Dietitian (RD) holding active registration.
Certification as a Diabetes Educator

Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Bachelor's Degree in Food & Nutrition Sciences or related field.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Additional Information:

  • Highly sought after for expertise
  • Valued position in the clinic
  • Able to work independently in comfortable office setting
  • Can be relied on for frequent collaboration
  • Location: University Professional Building @ 6410 Fannin Street

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code 51.215





Posted: 2020-11-07 Expires: 2020-12-06
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