In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.
CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.
Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a full-time Diabetic Educator-RN for the Franciscan Endocrinology Clinic in Silverdale located in our new St. Michael Medical Pavilion. Come join our valuable diabetic education team. No weekends or organizationally recognized holidays required.
This job is responsible for providing group and/or individual diabetes self-management education/training (DSMT) to patients (and family members) so as to enable them to learn techniques to bring their disease under control, avoid potential complications and bring about lasting improvements in quality of life. Educational topics may include blood glucose monitoring, , behavior modification, nutritional/exercise concepts, dietary modification/meal planning, insulin self-management oral medicine self-management, diabetes care during illness/pregnancy, and/or insulin pump management. Education goal is to help the patient learn the tools to prevent short and long term complications related to uncontrolled diabetes. An incumbent assesses patient needs and develops an individualized education plan of care to facilitate the development and application of needed skills to positively impact diabetes management.
Since education has been recognized as key to the management of diabetes, work requires professional expertise in not only in the disease state, but also in education, motivation techniques for behavior change, and translating the science of nutrition and medicine into practice to help people with diabetes to manage the disease themselves.
Work requires either current licensure as a registered nurse (RN) or current certification as a Dietitian, with commensurate advanced education in the specialty area. Certification as a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) is strongly preferred.
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