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Diabetes Nurse Clinician

Company: UF Health Shands Hospital
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:




Job Opening Summary








The RN, Certified Diabetes Educator in conjunction with other team members, is responsible for the education component as outlined by the American Diabetes Association Continued Recognition Program Standards: Provide assessment and education to: a) newly diagnosed, b) established, and, c) hospitalized patients with diabetes mellitus seen at the University of Florida, and d) established patients with diabetes mellitus referred to the UF Pediatric Diabetes Clinic. Create and maintain diabetes education material provided to newly diagnosed and established patients. Assess each patient's knowledge base, skills, comprehension, compliance, and educational needs in order to determine essential education needs required to manage diabetes. Provide telephone, e-mail, EMR-based follow-up of patient lab values and home blood glucose results and communicate results and potential therapeutic adjustments to physician and patient. Responsible for completing forms required by schools for distribution of insulin. Responsible for obtaining pre-authorizations as needed In addition, Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is provided within the scope of practice for RN including participation in insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) programs, including organizing classes for patients, parents, and other medical care-givers and initiating insulin pump and CGM treatment. Responsible for billing and follow up with pharmaceutical companies for insulin pump training. The Diabetes Educator will also participate in diabetes studies in children by being knowledgeable about the on-going studies at the University of Florida and identifying and recruiting appropriate subjects for these studies.




Responsible for completing forms required by schools for distribution of insulin. Job includes 5 days/week (Monday-Friday, 8-5).







Job Opening Qualifications









Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Current licensure by the State of Florida as a Registered Nurse. Current certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) as outlined by the American Diabetes Association Continued Recognition Program Standards or eligible to obtain CDE. Person should display initiative, has the ability to be multitasking and be able to take on responsibilities. Proven ability to problem-solve and be a team member is essential.



Motor Vehicle Operator Designation:

Employees in this position:



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Licensure/Certification/Registration:

Current licensure by the State Florida as a Registered Nurse. Basic Life support certification required or obtained at first opportunity with employment. Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) eligible.




Keywords: UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville , Diabetes Nurse Clinician , Healthcare , Gainesville, Florida

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