In this position, the Diabetes Nurse Educator is responsible for the coordination of interdisciplinary diabetes patient education activities and development of clinic staff in their roles of diabetes patient education.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs needs assessment of diabetes patients including initial interviews, counsels and prepares the medical history including documentation, planning individualized and group instruction based on the results of the patient needs assessments.
- Provides individualized and group instruction in diabetes self-management to persons with diabetes and their families.
- Documents all aspects of the education services received by the patients or other relevant aspects of the patients' education experience on the medical record.
- Provides follow-up services to patients who have received diabetes education from the program, including consumer health/patient education materials.
- Identifies risks, investigates problems and complaints and takes action to improve services. Participates in development of and carrying out activities that assure compliance with JCAHO/other accrediting agencies
- Evaluates patient education materials and recommends use
- Plans and coordinates patient education programs, community and professional outreach programs, in service education for medical personnel and conferences; develops teaching tools