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Correctional Medicine Regional Diabetic Nurse Educator Needed in Foxboro, MA

Company: WellPath
Location: Foxboro
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Correctional Medicine opening in Foxboro, Massachusetts. This and other rn jobs brought to you by NursingJobCafe.com Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"The Regional Diabetic Nurse Educator provides ongoing evidenced based patient disease education and monitoring and performs ongoing medication compliance review/compliance counseling. Provides clinical decision support to site providers for the diabetic patients as it relates to diagnostic testing, diet, exercise, medication and lifestyle.Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited college with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing or other healthcare related field.Experience:
    • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in nursing is required, preferably with an additional two (2) years of nurse educator experience.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills required.
    • Diabetic Educator Certification preferredLicenses/Certifications:
      • Must hold a current license as a registered nurse in state of employment.
      • Must obtain and manitain a CPR certification.
        • Develops, coordinates, and implements diabetic educational programs for nursing staff, including ongoing curriculum needs.
        • Required to identify and maintain a list of all confirmed Type I and Type II diabetic patients for all assigned facilities.
        • Reviews intake logs to identify any self-reported diabetics and ensure appropriate provider follow up and confirmation of diabetic disease.
        • Review finger stick logs, and lab results such as Hemoglobin A1C, Creatinine Clearance, Fasting Blood Glucose results, etc.
        • Provide Clinical Decision Support to site providers when queried.
        • Meet regularly with diabetic patients to provide ongoing education and counseling for diet, exercise, medication compliance, non-compliance counseling and healthy lifestyle recommendations.
        • Provide regular updates at the monthly provider meeting regarding Diabetes Management across the system.
        • Engage with Endocrinologist on a regular basis regarding patient insulin selection.
        • Review and provide analysis on patient medication usage to reduce medication wasting.
        • Engage patients in risk reduction and healthy lifestyle habits to better manage their disease process.
        • Perform chart audits on the diabetic patients to ensure compliance with medical record audit criteria for diabetes.
        • Coordinate with the site AA's to ensure CD database is accurate for diabetic patient population.
        • Coordinate diabetic educational groups with patients and site nurses.
        • Attend weekly Diabetic Registry calls with members of the Diabetic Task Force and perform on all assigned deliverables
        • Be alert at all times, pay close attention to details, work under stress on a regular basis and apply sound judgement beyond a specific set of instructions.
        • Participates in the quality improvement program by monitoring specific aspects of diabetic patient care.
        • Ensures all diabetic teaching materials are up to date, meet all regulatory requirements, and are current and evidence-based.Have broad knowledge base of Type I and Type II Diabetes and be responsible for providing the necessary resources, tools, and patient support to enable the patient to effectively and actively take part in managing their disease.
        • Have a broad knowledge base of diet and exercise as it relates to and impacts patients with diabetes.
        • Regularly perform site visits to identify diabetic patient needs and provide counseling on disease process.
        • Required committee member for the Pharmacy Operations committee.
        • Perform other duties as assigned. Keyphrases: correctional medical services jobs, correctional medicine jobs, correctional health services jobs, prison health services jobs

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