Michigan Medicine’s Adult Diabetes Education Program is seeking a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in their outpatient Diabetes Education Program. The RDN/CDCES will provide support to adults with diabetes. This RDN/CDCES will see patients with new onset diabetes as well as follow patients who are already established with the Adult Diabetes Education Program. This will include follow up with newly diagnosed patients and patients via classes and outpatient clinical visits in both in-person and virtual settings.
Assess learning needs of patients/families.
Provide comprehensive diabetes education and nutrition care to patients with diabetes and their families/caregivers in both a group and individual settings.
Care may be delivered in both a physical and virtual environment
Patient education includes intensified insulin regimens and insulin pump therapy.
Provide instruction to and management of pregnant patients with diabetes including women with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
Participate in all aspects of clinical care: patient education, direct patient care, and case management.
Learn and maintain competency in insulin pump training/intensive insulin management and Continuous Glucose Monitor Training.
Design, monitor, and evaluate individualized patient care plans for patients with diabetes.
Manage telephone communications: triage calls from patients, parents, physicians, and other health care team members.
Independently perform nutrition focused physical assessments and document using the nutrition care process to provide most effective patient care for patients with diabetes.
Act as a liaison and consultation for diabetes patients to other members of the health care team.
Assist in planning, implementation, and evaluation of recognized diabetes self-management education program.
Refer patients and families as indicated to other health services.
Communicate with program staff, educators and providers through the electronic health record.
Evaluate outcomes/progress frequently during the education process.
Submit proper documentation for billing.
Maintain professional competency.
Ability to work with a variety of glucometers, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.
Experience providing group education.
Must be able to function with minimum supervision and be highly motivated to provide excellent care and patient advocacy.
Effective interpersonal skills including a positive attitude and excellent conflict management skills.
Must function efficiently and appropriately in a fast-paced, dynamic, and interdisciplinary team environment.
Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new programs and devices quickly and effectively.
Experience developing education materials for patients.
Flexibility in a fast paced work environment
Maintain productivity standards and practice effective time management.
Bachelor’s degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Requires primary source verification.
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) or Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). Alternatively, the successful candidate should demonstrate professional development commitment towards obtaining the certification within 2 years of hire. If candidate does not have CDCES/BC-ADM at time of hire, candidate must complete and provide proof of completion of 15 diabetes related CEUs per year.
Diabetes education experience.
Involvement in professional diabetes organizations.
Certified insulin pump trainer.
Experience with Epic.
40hrs/week. Schedule to be determined per team and program needs.
*Evening hours required as needed to fulfill program operations.
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