Department:Diabetic Teaching, 75301
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides high quality, outcome-oriented nutrition/diabetes education and counseling to patients and staff in a variety of outpatient settings. Communicates pertinent information regarding patient intervention to referring providers and other clinicians. Assists in developing nutrition/diabetes education materials as necessary. Performs all duties to ensure patient satisfaction. Maintains efficient scheduling of outpatients. Maintains a continuous quality improvement philosophy.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree with major in Foods and Nutrition or Dietetics preferred.
CONTINUING EDUCATION & COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
Population Specific continuing competency requirements:
Demonstrates knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span relative to the population-specific needs of the patient
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 1 year outpatient experience preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication
Experience teaching and public speaking
Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, conduct and evaluate educational programs, classes and
Demonstrated ability to organize and work independently, coordinating multiple projects and responsibilities
Able to flexibly respond to changes in priorities or scheduling
Serves as an effective team member
ENVIRONMENTAL/ JOB CONDITIONS:
Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Substances and/or Infection:
Risk of exposure to infectious disease during all patient contacts
Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens:
Risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens during all patient contacts. Exposure occurs primarily when teaching blood glucose monitoring.
Personal Protective Equipment Required: Gloves when teaching individual patients blood glucose monitoring
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Communicates and coordinates changes in work schedule with clerical support staff and other health team members.
Assesses the patient's nutrition status and designs an appropriate care plan based on the referring physician's information and the assessment made on the patient. Care plan is practical and realistic in resolving nutrition related problems as evidenced by documentation review and patient satisfaction surveys.
Writes thorough, accurate, and concise consult reports that show critical thinking.
Demonstrates effective presentation and public-speaking skills. Presents concepts and ideas in simple and understandable terms; makes good use of visual aids; speaks clearly and projects voice well.
Develops, implements, evaluates and revises patient care standards, procedures, and education materials related to nutrition and diabetes in collaboration with other staff and clinical manager. Standards, etc. are up to date and reflect current research and practice.
Consistently designs curriculum and teaching methods that enhance achievement of program objectives.
Participates in the development and implementation of marketing strategies for the outpatient programs.
Is able to complete daily workload in an efficient and effective manner. Does not need to be reminded of deadlines. Consistently engages in self-management skills by managing work, time and relationships in an effective manner.
Contributes to a welcoming environment within the team and throughout the organization. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with others, takes a positive approach to problem solving, provides constructive input, and is respectful of others.
Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.
During an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event, which places life or property in jeopardy, employee may be assigned to any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety. Assignment might require serving at a location, at times and/or under conditions that significantly differ from employee's normal work assignments. As an employee of Harrison Medical Center, employee may be directed to perform a role other than their regular job, by a superior or by law.