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Geisinger Health System Diabetes Educator Specialist in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Diabetes Educator Specialist serves in an advanced role providing in-depth analysis of the patient with diabetes and providing specialized care and in-depth education for persons with diabetes and their families. Serves as a team member in assessing needs, planning and providing education and care, evaluating outcomes and coordinating follow up care for persons with diabetes.

Job Duties

Provides diabetes education self-management training and care. Evaluates the individual being seen for in-depth knowledge of diabetes, diabetes self-management skills, support and barriers to care. Provides in-depth direct care to individuals with diabetes and their families in collaboration with the healthcare provider. Provides guidelines related to medication and nutritional adjustment. Performs comprehensive foot exam, teaches advanced level of treatment of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Teaches use of blood glucose meter, insulin preparation, injection skills and techniques. Develops in-depth diabetes management plans incorporating the patient's diabetes assessment, concerns and needs. Assesses patient's appropriateness for intensive insulin therapy. Reviews specific indicators measured and results, recommends medication changes for the metabolic control of persons with diabetes on an outpatient basis and provides phone contact for medication adjustments and problem-solving under the supervision of the physician and in accordance with policy and procedures for medications adjustment. Assists physician with research involving education and care of patients. Helps evaluate process of developing, monitoring and evaluating the use of protocols and guidelines, practice tools and leads team on changes and revision as needed. Participates and assists at assigned sites in diabetes care under Endocrinology and helps in the design of diabetes education programs at clinic sites. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 2 years-Clinical (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Healthcare Access Associate - Default Issuing Body; Certified Diabetes Educator - Default Issuing Body

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

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