The Phoenix VA Health Care System is seeking a Registered Nurse Care Coordinator/Diabetic Educator to join the Medicine Specialty Clinics Telediabetes Service. The practice is based on skill, experience, and evidence-based practice, and has a direct impact on outcomes and the facility. The primary responsibility is to work closely with diabetic patients and their families on lifestyle and medication management practice that will improve clinical outcomes. Responsibilities: The duties of the position include but are not limited to the following Treatment planning, glucose monitoring, and close observation of the patients' progress through virtual, telephone, and face-to-face encounters. Providing technical education and support for patients and staff regarding the use of continuous glucose monitors, glucose meters, and insulin pumps. Providing education to patients and their families with diabetics in accordance with ADA National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Programs. Helping patients understand and accept responsibility for the management of their diabetes and related health problems. Promoting informed patient choice and self-directed decision making by emphasizing the importance of diabetes self-management through education. Using outcome results to guide the development and implementation of new strategies and teaching methods. Collaborating with primary care and specialty providers to develop protocols and individualized treatment plans that promote coordinated continuity of care. The RN also provides nursing care and disease management to patients whether in clinic, primary care, and/or other specialist areas. The RN leads the nursing team, manages and develops the nursing clinic. As a clinical member of the multidisciplinary health care team, the RN is to be responsible for the safe, effective and timely delivery of care and future development of the overall service, working towards achievement of practice aims and objectives. The RN ensures that daily assignments and clinic responsibilities are made, prior to the clinic opening, based on current staffing and operational need. Assures that clinic staff respond appropriately to all drills relative to fire, safety, customer service, or emergencies. Ensures adequate stock levels of supplies and medications are maintained. Ensures proper disposal of regulated waste. Disseminates information to the interdisciplinary team. Serves as a resource for patient issues with interdisciplinary team members. Assists leadership with planning, organizing, implementing, & evaluating clinic in-service programs. Assists leadership with preparation for and achievement of Joint Commission and other regulatory and accreditation requirements. Maintains professional environment for clinical practice. Promotes a positive customer service image at all times. Reports daily attendance of nursing staff to management. Submits work orders for repair and notifies management of defective equipment. Ensures proper documentation (i.e., JSPR, post fall notes, etc.) and reporting of any significant events, to management, in a timely manner. Maintains Safety Data Sheet information and documentation of monthly assignments. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 730am-4:00pm, 8:00am-4:30pm or 8:30am-5:00pm, based on operational needs of the clinic Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599997100
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