The Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a skilled and experienced professional Registered Nurse (RN) responsible for excellence in the provision of Diabetes Education for patients in the inpatient clinical areas and ambulatory care service line. Reporting to the Director of Professional Practice and Education and accountability to the Director of Ambulatory Services, the Clinical Educator is accountable for the education program planning for staff and patients in the hospital and outpatient clinics. The Certified Diabetes Educator incorporates considerations of Age and Population Specific awareness and the Watson Model of Care in all program planning. The CDE is responsible for developing and implementing the inpatient and outpatient diabetes program for MLKCH. The position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee shall support Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital's strategic plan and the goals and direction of the quality and performance improvement process activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Establishes an education program for diabetes prevention and the proper management of patients with diabetes in the inpatient and ambulatory care setting.
2.Keeps the Director of Professional Practice and Education and Director of Ambulatory Services informed of educational activities, status of programs, and proposals for new and revised programs.
3.Participates as a member of interdisciplinary healthcare team to facilitate the continuum of care and education of patients with diabetes.
4.Serves as a consultant/resource to the clinical areas, clinic staff, home health, and departments as it relates to the diabetes diagnosis. 5.Works with the nursing leadership team for new clinical initiatives regarding diabetes.
6.Cultivates positive and collaborative relationships within the Education Department, nursing, and clinical leadership team to ensure that educational needs are being met in the most effective manner possible.
7.Provides leadership through educational activities to bring about changes in clinical practice regarding diabetes.
8.Evaluates education programs on a regular basis and plans and implements improvements based on this evaluation and feedback from customers.
9.Monitors and evaluates, as needed, resource utilization, patient outcomes, patient’s skills in self-care, and patient’s ability and readiness to learn.
10.Ensures correct and timely documentation inpatient’s medical record following individual consultation.
11.Counsels and educates individual patients appropriately on diabetes care in conjunction with patient’s medical provider (medication adjustment, exercise, diet, sick days, etc.).
12.Evaluates blood glucose records to determine efficary of current medication therapy, solve hypo/hyper-glycemia problems, and make needed adjustments.
13.Utilizes adult learning principles in program planning to select the teaching strategy and method appropriate for the learner and the content including e-learning.
14.Develops and conducts group presentations and related educational programs, and staff inservices, as needed.
15.Plans for all aspects of programs offerings: curriculum development, objectives, handouts, speakers, continuing education credit, room(s), food and assistance with presentations, as needed.
16.Develops and maintains patient education materials relating to diabetes.
17.Plans for the marketing of all programs to appropriate units and/or departments.
18.Ensures the curriculum utilizes the information generated from the Quality and Performance Improvement activities and MLKCH nursing and clinical Policies and Procedures as a foundation and incorporates these components into the diabetes education provided to the staff.
19.Uses, protects, and discloses MLKCH patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
20.Performs additional duties as assigned.
A. Education Bachelor of Science degree in nursing required; Master’s in Nursing or Nursing related preferred.
B. Qualifications/Experience Minimum of two (2) years of clinical nursing experience and a minimum two (2) years diabetic experience with inpatients and outpatients. Current California Nursing license. Certification in Diabetes Education. Experience with implementation of an EMR preferred.
C. Special Skills/Knowledge Bilingual skills preferred (Spanish) Basic computer skills Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
Internal Number: 8750
About Martin Luther King Jr., Community Hospital
The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) opened its doors to South Los Angeles in 2015. Located in the Second District of the County of Los Angeles, the hospital is a priority project for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
The hospital serves about 1.35 million residents from all over South Los Angeles including Compton, Inglewood, Watts, Willowbrook and Lynwood. The hospital has directly created 1100 jobs since its opening.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital is one of the most modern hospitals in southern California with the highest quality doctors and nurses on staff, the most advanced and innovative healthcare technology, and the best medical equipment available today. This state-of-the-art hospital serves the community by providing inpatient primary care, basic emergency services, and health education and outreach services.
Total Well Being
Our goal is to provide patient-centered care to improve the health of the community. We collaborate with other healthcare facilities and providers in and around the community to make available the services that are not offered in the hospital. All care is organized through the use of safe... and secure electronic health records (EHR) so that every healthcare facility has immediate access to a patient’s complete medical history.
Community Healthcare Services in the Hospital
The new hospital has 131 beds providing general acute care. It features a 21-bed emergency department, a critical care unit, and labor and delivery services. It includes radiology and imaging as well as additional hospital-based services that are most-needed in the community.
The new hospital is on the campus of the former Martin Luther King, Jr. Harbor Hospital alongside several other high-quality facilities serving the healthcare needs of the community. This includes the MLK Center for Public Health, which focuses on preventative care, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center, both operated by the County of Los Angeles. The Outpatient Center provides outpatient services including general medicine, cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, geriatrics, HIV and AIDS, neurology, orthopedics and physical therapy, and mental health services through the Augustus Hawkins Mental Health Center.