Patient Care Support
Diabetes Program
8 Hour Shift
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • Teaches quality Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME), and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) skills to persons with diabetes mellitus.
  • Reports to
    • Diabetes Program Manager
  • Supervises
    • N/A
  • Ages of Patients
    • Pediatric
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Moderate Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: BA in Nutrition
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) required or may be obtained within first year of employment
      • Preferred: Insulin pump certification
    • Experience
      • Required: 5 years of progressive Dietitian experience and 2 years diabetes education
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations
    • Provides an individualized assessment and follow-up sessions for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program according to established process
    • Instructs DSME classes in a group setting in coordination with Diabetes Program educators/staff
    • Identifies and instructs 1:1 education sessions for DSME as deemed necessary by individualized needs
    • Documents clearly and precisely in accordance to EMC Standards
    • Contacts physicians to discuss diet orders, medication adjustments, and additional consultation as needed
    • Provides appropriate diabetes education to hospitalized patients as needed
    • Participates in community events and activities to promote diabetes education
    • Works with other departments to promote positive working relationships related to patient care and education (i.e. Nutritional Services and Center for Healthy Living)
    • Participates in quality improvement initiatives for the Diabetes Education Program
    • Develops and maintains updated, evidence-based educational tools for nutritional counseling
    • Works as part of the diabetes team to develop, implement and evaluate curriculum and ongoing diabetes education materials and information
    • Functions as part of the diabetes team by interacting with other members in both education and clinical situations to promote to promote quality outpatient client services
    • Provides follow up education as needed per program guidelines
    • Participates in product evaluation, i.e. client trials, new meters as needed
    • Develops and /or updates educational tools for teaching
    • Performs other duties as assigned