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Registered Dietitian Diabetes Educator, ABC Diabetes, Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
Post Date: 9/4/2014

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

·         At least one year experience is preferred, but not required

·         Bachelor’s degree in healthcare field

·         A licensed Registered Dietitian required

·         Certified Diabetes Educator a plus

·         Credentialed insurance provider preferred

 

TERRITORY AREAS AVAILABLE:

-         Philadelphia, PA

-         Southern New Jersey--Camden and Cherry Hill

-         Lansdale/Souderton, PA

-         King of Prussia, PA

-         Wilmington, DE

-         Lehigh Valley

 

COMPANY BACKGROUND: ABC Diabetes is a national leader in providing diabetes education. The ABC Diabetes Program has empowered more than 100,000 local patients with nutrition and lifestyle education for better diabetes self-care. The ABC Diabetes Program operates out of over 30 sites across Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

 

JOB SUMMARY: The Diabetes Educator will partner with healthcare providers to engage patients in their health and promote diabetes self management, including nutrition counseling. Engagement and education will take place in a variety of settings. The educator will be embedded into a medical office or other healthcare setting on a periodic, fixed schedule, and patients will be seen on an individual basis. There is also the opportunity to work with patients in a group classroom setting and/or meet one-on-one with clients in their home or other community location. The position will begin with a 90 day program in which the educator will engage patients via telephone from the corporate office. This program will allow the educator to establish their individual client base. The job will begin as an office-based position evolving into a remote office position. This is a per diem (flex time) position with the potential of full-time work located in the greater Philadelphia region. While part time is acceptable, full time availability is encouraged. Compensation will be a combination of hourly and billable units.

 

The Diabetes Educator Will Be Responsible For:

 

Organizational--

·         Providing a continuum of care from initial patient contact through clinical appointment

·         Operating ABC’s patient database to manage leads and enroll patients in a fitting program

·         Managing schedule to maximize patient visits in an efficient manner

·         Communicating with ABC internal account managers, outside sales and clinical director

 

Clinical--

·         Completing comprehensive diabetes assessments

·         Identifying patient needs and goals

·         Facilitating individual patient input and consideration of unique situation to develop an appropriate self-care plan and determine best program option

·         Providing diabetes self-management education

·         Encouraging follow-up by guiding patients into other ABC programs (Group DSME or individual MNT)

·         Referring to other community resources as needed

·         Documenting sessions in EMR (Electronic Medical Record)

 

Medical Office--

·         Utilizing practice EMR for patient records and identifying appropriate, high-risk patients

·         Building relationships with MOS (Medical Office Staff) and providers

·         Providing in-services as needed

·         Educating MOS to provide best possible diabetes care

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Ability to empower patients to take ownership of their care by developing a patient/educator relationship during one-on-one session

  • Communicates effectively (verbal and written) with providers, medical and hospital staff and patients
  • Results driven and detail focused with excellent follow-through
  • Performs in a manner which demonstrates the importance of patient care and safety with families, visitors and others
  • Willingness to become an expert on diabetes and diabetes education

 

Must possess a valid driver’s license and be flexible to travel within ABC’s service area.

 

Please send cover letter and resume to clinicaljobs@abcdiabetes.com.

 


clinicaljobs@abcdiabetes.com