Certified Diabetes Educator - Ob/Gyn

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Certified Diabetes Educator - Ob/Gyn

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Nursing

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001E7

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Did you know that increased patient engagement has been linked to improved clinician satisfaction? Join our team and experience the satisfaction of knowing that your work directly impacts pregnant people living with diabetes! You will also be encouraged to develop your own critical thinking skills and clinical scope while collaborating with the clinical care team to improve patient outcomes. The Certified Diabetes Educator working in our Ob/Gyn department Provides extensive outpatient and in-patient education on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis, including nutrition, medication, physical activity, and glucose testing.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Location:

UTHealth Houston, Ob/Gyn - Texas Medical Center

6410 Fannin St. Houston, TX 77030

Schedule: Full Time, Mon-Fri, Hybrid (Remote, in-person depending on clinical need)

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. Provides 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 years of experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

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

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.