Diabetes Health Educator - Clinic-Peds-730 Welch 1A (.60 FTE, Days)
0.60 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift
* Travel between sites is required for this position*
At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
Provide diabetes self-management training for newly diagnosed patients with diabetes and their families as part of Stanford Children’s new onset diabetes outpatient program.
Collaborate with medical and hospital nursing staff with discharge planning of patients with diabetes and other patient / family interventions as needed.
Communicate with patients and families regarding patient care in clinic settings, via Mychart, via email, and via phone call follow up.
Provide requested in-service training and presentations on pediatric diabetes care for hospital staff, and outside organizations
Facilitate diabetes medical management plans for school events based on patient’s family and school staff input, and approved by patient’s diabetes provider
Communicate with school nurses and school staff to clarify diabetes medical management plan for school events
Facilitate outpatient diabetes classes pertinent to the Stanford Children’s diabetes education program.
Make recommendations involving diabetes management supplies and diabetes devices, including insulin delivery devices, insulin pumps, blood glucose meters, and continuous glucose meters. Provide ongoing education for both the family and patient with diabetes.
Assist with training patients starting on insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors
Assist with prior authorizations for diabetes medications and diabetes devices when medically necessary, but not covered benefit of patient’s insurance
Facilitate diabetes medication prescription renewals, routed to providers in electronic medical records for review and signature.
Monitor patients' diabetes behavioral goals and outcomes¿ communicate and document patient progress for the healthcare team.
Assist in-patient hospital staff with diabetes management skills and education.
Interact with the multidisciplinary diabetes team in outpatient clinics that provides comprehensive diabetes care and education.
Provide outreach and support to the diabetes population, including facilitating out of Stanford system referrals to diabetes management teams (physician and staff) local to patient.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Bachelor's degree in a work related discipline/field from an accredited college or university.
Experience: One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related experience. Pediatric experience preferred.
License/Certification: Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Preferred: Board Certified, Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver.
Ability to adjust education based on the age of the patient with diabetes and the education level of the family
Ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels and in situations requiring instructing, persuading, negotiating, conflict resolution, consulting and advising as well as prepare clear, comprehensive written and oral reports and materials.
Ability to provide leadership and influence others.
Ability to teach, provide lesson plans and give instruction to patients and their families in areas related to their diabetes treatment.
Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.
Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area Knowledge of project management process and systems.
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