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Diabetes Educator RD

Company: WellStar Health System
Location: Marietta
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewHow would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.ResponsibilitiesThe Diabetes Educator is responsible for coordination of patient diabetes self-management education and support through clinical assessment, education and documentation throughout all phases of diabetes related care.The Diabetes Educator is responsible for providing patient education with an understanding and awareness of age specific needs. Assesses the biological, emotional, developmental, psychological, nutritional and patient/family education needs in providing care to the patient and family. Functions as a member of the diabetes management team along with the patient, physician, other clinical colleagues, family and administrative staff.Education responsibilities may include inpatient and outpatient setting and may occur in an individual or group environment. Serves as a diabetes resource internal and external to the organization. The Diabetes Educator is able to independently perform job functions. Participates in WellStar and community events (e.g. ADA walk, Diabetes Day, Health and Benefit Fairs, etc.). Provides presentations to WellStar departments, civic and community partners.QualificationsRequired Minimum EducationBachelor's degree or higher in Dietetics or Nursing from an accredited institution/program.Required Minimum CertificationCurrent applicable licensure/registration required in the State of Georgia (e.g. RDn or RN). Current BLS from American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers.Certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator preferred.If not currently certified, applicant must obtain certification within two (2) years of hire.Required Minimum ExperienceA minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience as an RD or RN.Experience in treatment and education principles of patients with diabetes preferred.Bilingual experience preferred.Pediatrics experience preferred.Required Minimum SkillsProfessional communication skills. Computer skills. Must be physically capable of initiating CPR.Travel requirements include local via personal automobile.Independent and self directed. Excellent organizational and communication skills a must.Computer experience with Epic, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or other databases as neededWe'd like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we'll help you make the most of all life's moments - on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including:-- -Your Wellness,-- -Your Pay,-- -Your Future,-- -Your Joy.-- - We think it's pretty simple - we care for our team members and our team members care for the community. Make a difference in patients' lives... and your own! Here, it's more than healthcare - it's CareerCare!

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Marietta , Diabetes Educator RD, Other , Marietta, Georgia

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