Under general supervision of the Clinical Manager and Medical Director, responsible for nursing assessments, as well as assessing diabetes educational needs. Plans, implements and evaluates nursing care and diabetes education for patients with diabetes and their family members in both individual and group settings.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Completion of Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing.
Current Maine State Registered Nurse license.
Currently certified or in process of achieving certification as a diabetes educator.
2 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse.
Current BLS certification.
Knowledge of diabetes disease process, lifestyle recommendations, pharmaceutical therapies and self-management practices and provides information and education in accordance with the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care.
Knowledge of patient education and community health theories and practices related to disease prevention, behavioral change and methods of instruction.
Knowledge of nursing theory, practice and education sufficient to coordinate care for patients within the clinic setting.
Analytical abilities necessary to evaluate and revise educational programs based upon experience and patient performance.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Interpersonal skills necessary to conduct formal education programs to counsel patients and family members.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Proficient computer skills.
Committed to being the trusted source for quality care – and careers.
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