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Diabetes RN Coordinator $2500 Sign on bonus!

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
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  • Purpose of Job
    • Accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families according to the individualized needs of the patient.
    • Provides diabetes expert care in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing required.
      • Successful completion of annual mandatory education requirements.

    • Experience
      • Three years clinical nursing experience with progressively more responsibility with clinically challenging patients.
      • Minimum of 2 years diabetes education experience; CDE or CDE eligible.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current valid Registered Nurse (RN) License, valid compact multi-state license, or a temporary permit while awaiting licensure required for work state.
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.
      • Certification(s) in area of specialty preferred.
      • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) preferred.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members, hospital personnel, and co-workers.
      • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments.
      • Ability to learn, retain, and utilize computer skills that are required for department and hospital information system.
      • Ability to think critically and problem solve.
      • Skills and knowledge in patient education and advanced clinical practice.
      • Knowledge in patient education and advanced clinical practice.
      • Advanced interpersonal skills.
      • Communicate effectively with patients, physicians, and other health care team members.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Walking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) - NICU only
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I
       

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Population Specific Criteria.
        • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and give individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs.

      • Performs an initial and ongoing assessment to determine the patient's needs.
        • Includes data from the patient/significant other(s) in the assessment as appropriate.
        • Prioritizes data collection according to patient's immediate needs.

      • Develops/reviews/revises and individualizes the plan of care to address the patient's nursing care needs for optimum patient care outcomes. (Consultation and resources, nurses as teachers.)
        • Collaborates with providers and other clinical disciplines as appropriate.
        • Provides teaching specific to the patient.
        • Care plan reflects continuing care needs and/or referrals.

      • Implements interventions that are consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner (Professional Models of Care).
        • Is familiar with, and follows, nursing protocols and standards of care.
        • Uses current knowledge in nursing practice based on standards and research literature.

      • Performs technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety (autonomy).
        • Able to competently perform technical skills independently.
        • Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frame.
        • Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and policy and procedure manuals.
        • Follows appropriate procedure for obtaining and returning or cleaning/disposing of equipment and supplies.

      • Maintains a professional behavior in attitude, demeanor, interactions to achieve organization's mission. (Quality Improvement, Image of Nursing, Interdisciplinary Relationships, Professional Development, community and the healthcare organization.)
        • Communicates effectively to solve problems at the personal and unit level.
        • Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, ancillary staff, patients and family.
        • Takes pride in the unit by active participation in restocking and maintaining a clean environment.
        • Maintains a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
        • Maintains competence in area of experience.
        • Participates in meetings and/or committees as needed to assist in decisions effecting area/unit or organization.

      • Initiates action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or staff/employees. (Quality of Care)
        • Completes appropriate report form for a risk (e.g., variance/incident report, patient concern report, maintenance request).
        • Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
        • Works within the scope of practice as defined by Nurse Practice Act.

      • Fiscally accountable.
        • Acts professionally responsible for human and other resources.
        • Charges accurately for use of supplies and equipment according to policy.

      • Maintains knowledge of current diabetes practice as per American Diabetes Association diabetes self-management education program recognition guidelines.

      • Ensures quality education will be delivered to patients with diabetes who require education.
        • Provides individualized diabetes education based on identified patient needs and the nursing process.

      • Effectively collaborates with others to provide quality care to the patient with diabetes.
        • Works with staff nurses and food service staff to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient education of diabetes.
        • Collaborates with physicians and other health team members to provide quality care.

      • Participates in the operations of the Center For Diabetes & Nutritional Health to:
        • Meet the needs of the hospital for diabetes services.
        • Promote the philosophy and marketing plan.

      • Markets the Center to Administration, physicians, hospital personnel, and community.

      • Acts as consultant/resource in all aspects of diabetes care to hospital and community.
        • Provides learning opportunities for health care professionals and students regarding diabetes care and education.
        • Communicates with other programs and providers to ensure effective use of Health System and community resources.

      • Participates in the development and implementing the performance improvement action plan.

      • Use interpersonal techniques with individuals that are intended to:
        • Result in desired objectives/outcomes.
        • Be perceived as satisfying/acceptable by those involved.
        • Demonstrates a team effort with both employees and physicians.
        • Handling customer relations with patients and families including complaints, concerns, and compliments.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.







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