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Certified Diabetic Care and Education Specialist- RN - PCU - Progressive Care Unit

Company: Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Certified Diabetic Care and Education Specialist- RN
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Days Of Week :


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8X4 Day (United States of America)

Job Description :

Your Job:

The RN Certified Diabetic Care and Education Specialist provides individual and group diabetes education using the guidelines of the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

Your Job Requirements:

* Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
* Certified Diabetic Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) required
* Licensed in Texas as a Registered Nurse.

Your Job Responsibilities :

* Assess patient's medical, psychosocial, socioeconomic, educational and activity needs making appropriate recommendations based on these needs.
* Facilitate group education classes based on the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education guidelines, monitor blood sugar logs and assist patients with problems solving.
* Individually counsel patients in diabetes self-management by setting goals and action plans, and using appropriate level of educational materials.
* Possess skills in teaching finger stick and alternate site testing of self monitoring blood glucose with monitors commonly used.
* Possess skills in teaching various forms of insulin techniques, such as, syringe, pens, Innolet, etc., including devices for patients with special needs.
* Possess thorough knowledge in the management therapies of Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.
* Provide continuity of care by assessing patient's progress and making appropriate recommendations for diabetes self-management.
* Remain current in diabetes literature and research; update and revise diabetes materials and handouts as needed with current information.

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is a 262-bed, full-service, acute care hospital serving Tarrant, Johnson, and Ellis counties in North Texas. We are an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Advanced Primary Heart Attack Center certified by The Joint Commission. We also were the first in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to receive the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses PRISM Award for exemplary practice of medical-surgical units. We strive to have a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve and welcomes the skills and talents of all individuals. Our reputation as an award-winning employer shows in the honors we've earned:

* Magnet-designated hospital
* 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review, 2023
* Top 10 Military Friendly Employer, Gold Designation, 2023
* Top 10 Military Spouse Friendly Employer, 2023
* Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
* Level III Maternal Facility for perinatal care
* Level III Trauma Center

Keywords: Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Mansfield , Certified Diabetic Care and Education Specialist- RN - PCU - Progressive Care Unit, Healthcare , Mansfield, Texas

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