Sep 07, 2021

Diabetes Instructor, Center for Fetal and Maternal Medicine, Full-Time

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Annapolis, MD, USA
Full Time

Job Description

Position Objective:

The Diabetes Instructor is responsible for individual counseling of patients with any type of diabetes who are considering pregnancy, are pregnant or are post-delivery. This counseling follows the guidelines established by the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. The educator works in a collaborative management structure with the physicians within the CMFM as well as the referring OB-GYN and Inpatient Diabetes Educator if necessary. The Instructor is closely involved with operations, clinical management and the strategic direction of the care of the diabetes patients.

Essential Job Duties:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  1. Supports the vision, mission, and goals of the HCE through behaviors that foster professionalism, empowerment, teamwork, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
  2. Functions as an expert clinical resource in diabetes management.
  3. Fosters interdisciplinary collaboration by serving on hospital-based service line committees. Participates in selection, evaluation, and professional development activities of employees consistent with personnel policies and procedures
  4. Promotes and utilizes customer service data for improvement of diabetes services provided to the Medical Center community.
  5. Ensures effective on-going team communication and information sharing at inter and intra levels of assigned areas.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Graduation from a school of nursing with prior experience in providing diabetes education, medical nutrition therapy for Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes is required.
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in a health related field.
  • Three years staff nursing experience with at least one year in diabetes specialty and one year demonstrated clinical leadership role.

RequiredLicense/Certifications:

  • CPR-American Heart Assoc. certification.
  • Certification as a Diabetes Educator from the American Association of Diabetes Educators or is eligible.
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse or Registered Dietician by the State of Maryland

Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:

There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.

Physical Demands –

Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.