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RN Diabetic Educator/Health Coach

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health* The Registered Nurse (RN) Diabetes Educator provides care in an atmosphere sensitive to each person's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs in accordance with the mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health and within the scope of the Ohio Nursing Practice Act. A RN Diabetic Educator educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage thecondition. A RN Diabetic Educator promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that optimize health outcomes. The RN Diabetic Educator assesses, develops, implements and monitors the nursing plan of care and coordinates this with all other applicable providers. This requires awareness of all diagnoses and seeking input when needed. The RN Diabetic Educator assists patients to achieve and maintain quality, cost-effective goals. Also, the RN Diabetic Educator assumes a personal responsibility for professional growth. The RN Diabetic Educator will incorporate the core values of Bon Secours Mercy Health (Excellence, Human Dignity, Justice, Mercy, Sacredness of Life and Service) into their daily practices. The RN Diabetic Educator, functioning in the spirit of teamwork, is accountable for the delivery of care using evidence based standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines of the organization.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:1. Gives direct nursing care which is commensurate with the education, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the registered nurse.2. Obtains and follows through with physician referrals.3. Assumes responsibility of collecting appropriate data necessary to familiarize self with patient's medical history and diagnostic testresult.4. Assesses objective clinical endpoints that relate to disease state control.5. The frequency of a nursing assessment shall be based upon the RN's judgment and the patient's status.6. Assess subjective data.7. Identifies needs in areas such as socioeconomic, family resource, and knowledge.8. Involve, as appropriate, the patient, their family, significant others, or other members of the healthcare team in the evaluation and plan.9. Creates effective teaching tools to present concepts to the patient.10. Analyze assessment data and establish, accept or modify the problem list.11. Accurately reports variances in patient physical and/or emotional condition to the appropriate provider. Sends out updates to referring physician on a routine basis.12. Evaluates outcomes and initiates any modifications in plans necessitated by the patient's condition with physician approval, as appropriate.13. Assumes responsibility for carrying out orders. Assumes responsibility of assuring patient/family understanding of all orders.14. Identifies and/or coordinates follow-up visits or phone calls.15. Evaluate, document and communicate a patient's response to interventions.16. Identifies and coordinates appropriate team members for development of a multi-disciplinary individualized plan of care. This may include pharmacy, social services, dietary, rehab, home health, hospice and any other treating providers.17. Assumes responsibility for ongoing assessment of patient needs through frequent patient contacts and communication with all providers.18. Administers prescribed medication according to MHP and Hospital protocol and policies.19. Acts as a liaison between MHP and community health resources.20. Increases disease state awareness to the community through presentations at community groups, schools, and health fairs.21. Establishes and maintains charges for clinic interventions.22. Participates in implementing Patient Satisfaction Survey and any other appropriate PI projects.23. Keeps staff and patients current on disease state issues being discussed in the media.24. Maintains awareness of patient safety, privacy, and confidentiality.25. Is responsible for performing all other duties as assigned.Performs all duties, with or without accommodations, listed in the Physical Demands section of this job description.Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.Licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio.BLS certification required. ACLS required for any clinics dealing with cardiology.Education and /or ExperienceEducation: BachelorsYears of Experience: 1-3Must be a graduate of a college or university with an accredited School of Nursing, a Bachelor's degree preferred.Two years experience in a critical care setting with experience in patient education and teaching required. Must obtain a certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator within 2 years of employment. Although prior employment in an ambulatory setting is preferred, other skills and experience will be weighted accordingly.Communication/Interpersonal SkillsThis employee must be able to communicate with coworkers, patients, physician offices, and other departments at the Medical Center. Accuracy and clarity are required when interacting with elderly and individuals who demonstrate medical/cognitive dysfunctions. Must be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately. The employee needs to have the ability toconvey the importance of appointments and communicate the reason for changes to patients. Changing lifestyle habits requires the ability to communicate at multiple levels and in creative manner. Able to take complex topics and bring them to a level of simplicity which can be understood by the patient. Communicates on a 1:1 basis, group setting and with family members. Provides healthcare in a non-judgmental manner, recognizing personal and cultural diversity. Employee needs to be able to make change with a positive spirit. Employee also needs to be able to motivate and empower others. Examples:Delegate tasks, Communicate plan of care, active listening skillsAnalytical SkillsMust be able to gather and interpret data, analyze situations, develop alternatives, and make good decisions. Must be able to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.Examples:Performing multi-step procedure/tests, analyzing priorities to facilitate optimum work performance, examine clinical nursing assessment and utilize the data to formulate a nursing plan of care.Decision MakingAbility to apply information received from detailed written, oral, or diagram instructions. Seeks input/resources to facilitate decision-making process. Must be able to work independently, to organize work, set priorities, and inform Manager when exceptions need to be made. Must be able to handle difficult patient situations. Ability to solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists.Examples:Compile a nursing plan of care, prioritize nursing actionOther Skills and AbilitiesComputer Skills:Epic/CarePath EMRWindowsWorks within a windows environment and is familiar with the functionality of the windows tools.Microsoft Office SuiteHas proficiency working with the applications found within Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.Internet/IntranetMercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:* Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans* Prescription drug coverage* Flexible spending accounts* Life insurance w/AD&D* An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.* Paid time off* Educational Assistance* And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift: Days/Afternoons Department: Administration - Springfield Regional Medical GroupAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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