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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.

  • CDCES eligible.

  • 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