110209 - (RN) Diabetes Nurse Educator
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#110209 (RN) Diabetes Nurse EducatorInitial Review Date: Mon 9/13/2021
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UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the "gold standard" for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.
The Diabetes Nurse Educator will provide diabetes expertise to UC San Diego Health staff, providers, patients, and families. The DNE is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of the Diabetes Education Program and functions in the roles of teacher, consultant, collaborator, and researcher. This position works in collaboration with physician leaders and other interdisciplinary team members to address the care of patients identified as at risk for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
The DNE will be responsible for making recommendations to the primary team to help manage insulin dosing in the inpatient setting, educate patients during their hospitalization, provide outpatient diabetes medication recommendations upon transition out of the hospital and serve as a resource for all hospital staff on the safe use of insulin in the hospital setting. This expert nurse will help lead the unit-based diabetes nurse champions in peer review, auditing, and performance improvement projects. Opportunities to improve current diabetes care on each unit will be identified and improvement will be made with interprofessional collaborative teams and research opportunities. Through teaching, coaching, and mentoring, the Diabetes Nurse Educator will partner with nursing management and diabetes nurse champions to assure all nurses have current diabetes skills and knowledge.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
California Registered Nurse (RN) license.
BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
Previous experience as Diabetes Educator.
Three (3) years of recent professional experience in an acute care hospital.
Proficient with information systems and computer programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Excellent interpersonal and planning skills.
Ability to communicate proficiently orally and in writing.
Possess and maintain expert knowledge of disease process, continuum of care and services, including wellness, screening, research, treatment, rehabilitation, and community.
- CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) or AADE BC-ADM (Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management) certification.
- Five (5+) or more years Diabetes Educator experience.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
- Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!
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