Job Description
Division GOVERNMENT SERVICES
Department QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Job Title DIABETES EDUCATOR
Special Notes Full-time position; competitive pay; excellent benefits
Long Description Facilitate and conduct statewide DEEP (Diabetes Empowerment Education Program) trainings with participants at accessible community locations to increase awareness and knowledge for the improvement of health in a community. Recruit physicians and diabetic patients to participate in the program. Educates patients on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis including nutrition, medication, physical activity, and glucose testing. Responsible for finding meeting centers in the region to educate participants.
Short Description Facilitate and conduct statewide DEEP (Diabetes Empowerment Education Program) trainings with participants at accessible community locations to increase awareness and knowledge for the improvement of health in a community.
Education Registered Nurse Degree with active MS license or BS in Nutrition or dietetics or LPN with minimum 10 years experience in community education and/or quality improvement. Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Registered Dietician a plus.
Experience Must have 2-4 years of experience in the field.
Division Excellent communication skills for on site teaching and public speaking required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Internet. Must be familiar with community resources available in the region.
Exceptions
Responsibilities A. Functions as a project leader as assigned. B. Assists with development of work plans and monitoring progress toward accomplishing work. C. Stays current with CMS guidelines and materials related to assigned project. D. Employs principles of Continuous Quality Improvement in working with participants. E. Has knowledge of the project process as set forth in the Scope of Work and is able to document all areas of project activity. F. Provides assistance to participants involved in the project process, i.e., Preparing improvement plans, providing educational materials, providing assistance, and/or advice on data collection and measurement for improvement. G. Maintains good rapport with participants in order to accomplish the goals of the health care quality improvement program. H. Assists in collaborative preparation of internal and external project reports, including reports required by CMS. I. Maintains contact with project participants. J. Supports and upholds standards and policies of IQH. K. Extensive travel in designated region; occasional travel to the Ridgeland office for training, meetings, etc.; some overnight travel required. Some after hours and weekend work may be required. L. Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Performance A. Complies with confidentiality/security policy and statutes. B. Fulfills responsibilities in a timely, reliable, dependable manner. C. Recognizes own learning needs and shows motivation to meet them. D. Exhibits professionalism with co-workers and in the community. E. Demonstrates initiative and desire to achieve excellence. F. Accepts direction and constructive criticism. G. Follows organizational structure for problems and grievances. H. Demonstrates conscientious cost-containment practices.
Attendance A. Adheres to and participates in organizational meetings as required. B. Adheres to personnel policies. C. Use time effectively.
Accountable To State Director
Essential Functions Standing/Walking - Capacity needed to stand and walk in performing direct or indirect duties related to position description. Talking - Ability to express or exchange ideas verbally/orally in English language with staff, customers or other persons. Hearing - Hearing required within normal ranges with/without correction to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make discrimination in sound. Seeing - Normal vision acuity with/without corrective lenses necessary. Pushing/Pulling - Use of upper or lower extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects (pulling) or press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward (pushing) in a sustained motion. Manual Dexterity - Dexterity necessary for picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Fine motor skills may be needed. Gross motor skills may also be required. Logical Thinking/Emotional Control - Ability to reason and maintain control of emotions. Demonstrate a mentally healthy attitude which is appropriate and congruent with the local and cultural norms.