Macon, GA, United States
Job ID: 16900
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 12011053132251-Diabetes Clinic
The Diabetes Clinical Specialist coordinates the clinical teaching/learning aspect of the diabetes program for Diabetes Healthways (DH). Activities include patient and family assessment and counseling regarding diabetes and its management, as well as teaching on an individual or group basis. May teach all components of the DH program as needed, including nutrition and medication management once cross trained. Acts as a case manager for assigned patients with diabetes, assessing patient and family needs regarding diabetes management and education, and coordinates their treatment plan with physicians and other treatment team members. Actively participates in support group activities, taking leadership roles when appropriate. Effectively manages inquiries. Screens visitors for diabetes as needed, taking appropriate action based on results. Actively participates in marketing the center program to physicians, nurses, patients and organizations. Provides liaison with nursing staff. Represents the DH as a member of various committees as assigned. Attends weekly patient care conferences, presenting cases as appropriate. Conducts in-services for hospital staff as requested, including grand rounds for all residency programs. Actively seeks ways to create value for physicians and the hospital while helping them to improve the lives of individuals with diabetes. Provides services to patients of all ages, depending on assignment. Works with physicians to help manage inpatients on insulin drips, making recommendations for transitioning to subcutaneous insulin. Makes recommendations to physicians re: medication management of all clients while hospitalized, to assist physicians in achieving normoglycemia. Saturday shifts are required on a rotation.
What you can expect:
Compassionate leadership and teammates
Teamwork and support staff
An orientation program created with your experience level and individual need
What you will need:
BS degree in Nursing or B.S. Degree in Dietetics or Food & Nutrition.
Two (2) years of clinical experience, preferably in diabetes patient education and supervision.
For Nursing Degree Holders: Georgia Registered Nursing License
For Dietetics/Nutrition Degree Holders: Registry with the Commission on Dietetic Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and License issued by the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians (RD/LD)