Responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve the care of the Diabetes patients for Summit Healthcare Association.
Responsible for educating the patients of the diabetes Self-management course using the approved curriculum. Assesses individual needs in relation to the diabetes disease process in outpatient and inpatient setting.
Responsible for providing education to clinical staff regarding best practices in the care of diabetic patients.
Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program at all sites. Ensures that the National Standards (NSDSME) are met and maintained at all times.
Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities:
Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the DSME program.
Assesses clinical and educational needs of patients with diabetes.’
Participates in Interdisciplinary team meetings, collaborates and makes recommendations in the care of diabetic inpatients
Functions as organizational expert on issues relating to diabetes.
Maintains required education and certifications to fulfill American Diabetes Association accreditation requirements
Arranges and Coordinates the activities of the Advisory Group.
Liaises between the staff, the Advisory Group, other departments and administration.
Monitors and facilitates maintenance of staff qualification (CE credits, licensures, registrations).
Responsible for maintaining ADA Recognition and participating in the evaluation of the program’s effectiveness.
Continuously updates knowledge and skills regarding the care of the diabetic patient
Develops and delivers instructions to meet patient needs either on an individual basis or in a classroom setting.
Collaborates with and serves as a resource for providers, nursing staff, laboratory staff, dietary staff ,quality staff, educators and pharmacy staff to research, develop, and implement best practices in the care of patients with diabetes
Counsels clients and family members as needed in outpatient and inpatient setting
Records all care and communication in each patient’s medical record.
Participates in related events as needed (including support group meetings, Outpatient Wellness events, etc.).
Displays proper etiquette and mannerisms that reflect the Shine Behavior Standards.
Promotes the Patient Safety Standards as a core value of the organization.Secondary Functions:
Participates in departmental and hospital wide informational meetings and in services, including staff meetings, hospital wide forums, and seminars.
Reviews department and hospital wide policies and procedures annually.
All other duties as assigned.Additional / Seasonal Responsibilities:
Increase in diabetic patient population during summer months.Job Scope:This job involves:
Recurring work situations with frequent variations from the norm.
A moderate to high level of complexity.
Operation from established and well-known procedures.
Development and maintenance of diabetes related policies and guidelines, inpatient and outpatient
Performance of duties under little supervision.Supervisory Responsibility:
Reports to the Director of Professional Development.
Supervises day to day operations in the absence of the Director.Interpersonal Contacts:Contacts:
Are normally made with others both inside and outside the hospital.
Are usually made with own department staff and supervisor as well as with other departments or locations.
Frequently contain confidential/sensitive information necessitating discretion at all times.
Are usually face-to-face, with some contact by telephone and e-mail.
Includes contact with staff, patients, and physicians.
This position requires general nursing skills and knowledge of general office equipment (including the telephone system, fax machine, copy machine, computer, and commonly used hospital programs) as well as excellent computer, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, supervisory, interpersonal skills, basic math skills, and be able to exercise independent judgment skills when necessary. This position also requires knowledge of hospital equipment and programs, including all Hospital Information Systems and department specific equipment. This position requires self-direction and self-motivation. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. Knowledge of insulin dosing, including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems. Knowledge of American Diabetes Association Education Program Recognition (or American Association of Diabetes Educator Diabetes Education Accredited Program) requirements
Specific Job Skills & Mental Activities:
Education, Licensure and Experience:
Current AZ RN license(required) Bachelor’s required, Masters preferred
CPR/BLS Certification (required) within 30 days of start date.
Basic computer skills (required).
Must complete 15 CEUs in Diabetes Education annually (required).
Certified diabetic educator (CDE) or be able to obtain CDE within 2 years of hire
Academic and/or experiential preparation in program management.
Academic and/or experiential preparation in the care of people with a chronic disease.Physical Demands & Job Conditions:Light
Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those of sedentary work. Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. The worker is subject to extensive close work, computer work, and contact with chemicals.
Physical motions include finger dexterity, standing, walking, stooping, talking, reaching, feeling, sitting, bending, kneeling, grasping, listening/hearing, handling, lifting up to 20 pounds, and repetitive motions of the hands, wrists, and feet.
OSHA Exposure Category:
OSHA Exposure Category 2
Involves no regular exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues, but may require unplanned tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Involves regular exposure to blood with multiple teaching opportunities for self-monitoring of blood glucose.
Additional Salary Information: $5,000 Sign on Bonus offered plus Relocation Assistance!
Internal Number: 1
About Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center
Summit Healthcare is a private, not-for-profit organization that has provided medical services to White Mountain residents and visitors. As a regional medical center with 89 licensed beds , we respond to the healthcare needs of more that 90,000 permanent residents and seasonal visitors living in a 3,000 square mile area. Summit Healthcare's goal is to provide patients with state-of-the-art healthcare close to home. Every year we take critical steps to ensure we are meeting this goal by investing in state-of-the-art equipment and technology and by attracting outstanding physicians representing a variety of medical specialties. Summit Healthcare is located in the beautiful white mountains of Northeastern Arizona. The White Mountain area is a friendly, rural community with affordable housing, excellent schools and year round outdoor activities. It is the perfect place to fish, hike, ride horseback, mountain bike, ski, golf, hunt and have countless other sports and outdoor adventures! To learn more about Show Low, AZ and Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center refer to these websites: