UT Health Float Certified Diabetes Educator - UT Physicians Healthcare Transformation Initiatives (North Houston) in North Houston, Texas

Float Certified Diabetes Educator - UT Physicians Healthcare Transformation Initiatives (North Houston)

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North Houston, Texas

Nursing

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1800027X

Position will be housed at the Dashwood Clinic but will be required to float/travel between four (4) clinics in the North Houston region

The Diabetes Educator plays an important role in UT Physicians Healthcare Transformation Initiatives (HTI) Multidisciplinary Care Team that focuses on better care and better health for patients and families, improved patient and team experience, and lower per capita cost. Specifically, the Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) are Registered Nurses and Dieticians who specialize in Diabetes Education focused on:

  • Health goals to improve glucose control

  • Educating individuals with diabetes, including pre-diabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes

  • Nutrition and physical activity

  • Use of monitoring and other tools

  • Medication safety

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

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.

  • Preferred experience with Insulin Pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)

  • Comprehensive Diabetes self-management education (DSME) knowledge

Additional Information:

  • Full-Time / Salaried / Exempt Position

  • Pay Range: $58,000 - $72,500/year when annualized based on years of experience and education

  • Location: North Houston - Bellaire Dashwood @ 5420 Dashwood Drive / Float between four (4) North Houston locations

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly preferred

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

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