DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM QUALITY COORDINATOR – RN or RD
Boulder Community Health
April 26, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM QUALITY COORDINATOR – RN or RD
Boulder Community Health is seeking a full-time Diabetes Education Program Quality Coordinator to join our team. In this RN or RD role, you’ll be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating diabetes education services and delivering diabetic education to patients across Boulder Community Health’s primary care clinics. The coordinator is responsible for oversight of standards and quality guidelines of the implemented diabetes education program. This includes but is not limited to:
Communicating with administration, advisory committee, and applicable components of the BCH healthcare system, to establish a diabetes education program that will maintain AADE (American Association of Diabetes Educators) accreditation.
Supervising staff diabetes educators to ensure effective content delivery, adherence to standards, and maintenance of the patient record. The Program Quality Coordinator may also occupy the position of diabetes educator.
Consulting with BCH primary care providers regarding the diabetic treatment plan of their patients as requested.
Monitoring program utilization, operations, and participant outcomes for CQI (Clinical Quality Improvement).
The Boulder Community Health Patient Centered Medical team is looking for employees that are interested in meaningful work that makes a difference to our staff and patients. We offer a unique opportunity to work with leading edge physicians, therapists, and staff by providing excellent knowledge and communication to our patients and staff.
Applicants must be mission-oriented and committed to making a difference in the lives of our patients. To better connect with our mission, we highly encourage our staff to connect with our clinicians and front-line staff. Candidates must be team players, deliver excellent work, be resilient under pressure, and contribute to an enjoyable and fun workplace that people look forward to joining every day.
DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM QUALITY COORDINATOR – RN or RD JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Five (5) years clinical experience as RN or RD.
Familiarity and some experience with diabetes-related medical devices.
Master of Science in nursing preferred.
Colorado RN (Registered Nurse) license in good standing or RD (Registered Dietitian) under the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Certification as a Diabetes Educator (CDE) required for RD or within two years of hire for RN.
Must complete 15 hours of continuing education on an annual basis as it relates to diabetes care as well as their profession (program management, education, chronic disease care, and behavior changes).
Active member of American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
Current Colorado driver’s license.
Demonstrates clinical expertise in diabetes care.
Demonstrates knowledge of teaching and training.
Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills.
Experienced in supervisory and organizational skills.
DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM QUALITY COORDINATOR – RN or RD RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops, plans, and implements a Diabetes Education Program for patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Manages the diabetes education program across Boulder Community Health clinics to ensure data management and collection, annual program recertification, Advisory Board meetings and reporting.
Provides support to staff regarding diabetes issues.
Demonstrates service excellence in job performance.
Organizes and prioritizes workload to most effectively accomplish goals.
Communicates clearly and effectively with physicians, nursing staff, and patients regarding diabetes management.
Teaches patients and staff utilizing appropriate methods and materials.
Provides the tools and necessary support to patients as they learn to manage their diabetes and plays a central role with the healthcare team in the management of patients with diabetes.
Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission Standards.
Is familiar with organization, department and job specific Environment of Care areas, including Life Safety, Utilities Management, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control and Medical Equipment Failure.
Facilitates behavior change by counseling patients and his or her support person(s) on informed lifestyle decisions and incorporating healthier choices in their diabetes self-management.
Provides education and training on interventions that may prevent the development of diabetes.
Motivates the patient to be more independent in decisions about his or her treatment.
Meets with patients in the appropriate setting to focus on self-care behavior changes.
Follows up with patients for ongoing behavior-change support.
Trains patient peer coaches, if appropriate.
Maintains statistics and performance measures, documenting program impact and patient satisfaction.
Consults with patients’ providers regarding medication and treatment changes.
Travels among clinics and BCH campuses as needed.
Adheres to Standard Precautions as appropriate, which may include:
The use of protective barriers, as appropriate (e.g., gloves, masks, gowns, pocket masks, and/or safety glasses);
Handling and disposing of infectious waste appropriately; and
Hand washing as appropriate
ABOUT BOULDER COMMUNITY HEALTH
Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, BCH has built our reputation on this promise. Boulder Community Health is a not-for-profit, integrated regional health system with facilities throughout Boulder and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide our community with the highest value healthcare in an innovative, patient-centric environment. We are partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation. BCH is known across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, orthopedics, cancer care, surgery, primary care, emergency and trauma, urgent care, stroke care and neurology.
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.
Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more. Apply online at: www.bch.org.