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Certified Diabetes Educator

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Department: LEE HEALTH SOLUTIONS-HP
Categories: Allied Health
Type: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Schedule: Days

Description:

Lee Health consists of four acute care hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital, and two speciality hospitals: Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital. With a total of 1426 beds, and over 1 million patient contacts each year, this makes Lee Health the largest public health system in the state of Florida, receiving no direct tax support.

Supported by more than 13,000 dedicated employees and 4,500 volunteers and auxilians, Lee Health remains the bedrock of our community by offering acute care, emergency care, rehabilitative and diagnostic services, health and wellness education, community outreach and advocacy programs throughout the five county region.

This Certified Diabetes Educator position will be working at the HealthPark Medical Center.



Responsible for managing the care of a defined patient population; developing expected patient outcomes, defining appropriate resource utilization and setting customer satisfaction goals. The Certified Diabetes Educator serves as a clinical expert, and provides education and consultation services to internal and external groups. The Certified Diabetes Educator collaborates with other professional staff to facilitate care across the continuum. The Certified Diabetes Educators will be critical to the overall strategic direction of Lee Diabetes Care with new initiatives. Certified Diabetes Educators will be responsible for providing patient education on diabetes.

Requirements:

Education: Associate Degree or higher required in health related profession Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience professional practice experience in Diabetes Self Management Education. Minimum of 1000 hours in Diabetes Self Management Education within the past 5 years. Training: License: Current license as an RN in the State of Florida or Florida Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist. For physician practice locations: Registered and licensed dietitian only. Other: CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) Required. National Registration as an RD (if dietitian). Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be flexible. Will be required to participate in weekend/holiday on-call rotation schedule.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis. If the requirement is not marked, then it is considered not applicable. General Requirements (has the ability to…) Sit - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Stand - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Walk - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Drive - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Bend - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Climb - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Kneel - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Crouch - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Reach - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Sensory Requirements (has ability for…) Far Vision - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Near Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Color Vision - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Depth Perception - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Seeing Fine Details - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Norm Speech - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Overhead Pages - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Telephone use - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Mental & Emotional Requirements (ability to…) Cope with high level of stress - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Make decisions under high pressure - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Manage altercations - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Concentrate - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle a high degree of flexibility - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle multiple priorities in stressful situation - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Work alone - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Demonstrate high degree of patience - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Adapt to shift work - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Work in areas that are close and crowded - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hand Manipulation (ability with…) Simple Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Firm Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Fine Manipulation - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Use of Keyboards - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Required Lifting (ability to lift…) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 25 to 34 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 35 to 50 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 51 to 75 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Pushing/Pulling (ability to push and pull…) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 25 to 34 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 35 to 50 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 51 to 75 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Environmental (may be exposed to…) Infectious Diseases - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Chemical Agents - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Loud Noises - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly)