Children's Hospital Boston Diabetes Nurse Educator, RN or NP, Ambulatory in Boston, Massachusetts
60898BRTitle:Diabetes Nurse Educator, RN or NP, AmbulatoryDepartment:Medicine-EndocrinologyAutoReqId:60898BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Category:NursingJob Posting Description:This Staff Nurse or Nurse Practitioner/Diabetes Nurse Educator will be responsible for:
Coordinating patient self-management initiatives in a family centric program for pediatric and adolescent patients in Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Endocrinology’s ADA recognized outpatient diabetes self-management education program. The program uses a multi-disciplinary approach in the management of children and adolescents with diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, steroid induced and cystic fibrosis related) and their families.
Working with patients diagnosed with diabetes and their families, to facilitate improving self-management age specific goals for all patients; providing lifestyle coaching, and conducting one-on-one patient visits and group visits in a hospital clinic setting.
Providing patient and family education; collaborating with outside community resources including but not limited to school and insurer-based case coordination services.
Providing case management including oversight and interpretation of laboratory results for patients with diabetes; ordering of therapeutics, durable medical supplies and refills for prescription medications; as well as coordination of referrals and diagnostic studies as needed in consultation with the patient’s physician.
To qualify, you must have:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Minimum 2 years as a Diabetes Nurse Educator with a strong clinical background and experience in content areas such as patient education, diabetes, diabetes technologies (insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, smart pens), nutrition, physical fitness and other health related topics.
Flexibility in work schedule as needed. Ability to work at our Boston campus as well as our satellite locations.
Knowledge of community resources and previous experience working with diverse patient populations across the age spectrum.
The ability to work in independently in a multidisciplinary team which includes nutrition, social workers, physicians, and other diabetes nurse educators.
Current certification in diabetes education (CDCES)preferred but must acquire within 1 year of employment.
Effective and energetic style to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships and self-directed skills with a strong desire to impact patients with diabetes and their families.
Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
*LI Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular