Children's Hospital Boston Staff Nurse - Diabetes Nurse Educator in Boston, Massachusetts
49647BRTitle:Staff Nurse - Diabetes Nurse EducatorDepartment:Patient Services-NursingAutoReqId:49647BRStatus:Full Time Standard Hours per Week:40 Shift:DayJob Posting Description:At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Endocrinology Clinic and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
This Staff Nurse 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 in a hospital clinic setting as well as group visits.
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.
To qualify, you must have:
Minimum 2 years as a Diabetes Nurse Educator with a strong clinical background and experience in content areas such as patient education, diabetes, nutrition, physical fitness and other health related topics.
Flexibility in work schedule as needed.
Knowledge of community resources and previous experience working with diverse patient populations across the age spectrum.
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 (CDE) 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 affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.Office/Site Location:Boston