Pottstown Hospital
Certified Diabetes Educator
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Pottstown Map
Posted: 01/01/2021
Closing: 01/31/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Pottstown Hospital
Job description
Overview



We believe in the power of people to create great care.

Pottstown Hospital is an acute care hospital offering an extensive range of services, including inpatient and outpatient, medical, surgical, diagnostic, and emergency care, as well as primary care, family practice, and pediatric offices. With 260 physicians representing 40 medical specialties, we serve the healthcare needs of residents in Pottstown and surrounding areas.

We’re 1,150 healthcare professionals strong, and our team of physicians, nurses, staff, and volunteers is focused on exceeding expectations while delivering compassionate, safe, quality care. Our accolades include: Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee replacement; Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and AHA Stroke Association Gold Plus Distinction for our Primary Stroke Center; and four-time commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for our Regional Cancer Center.

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Responsibilities

The Diabetes Educator provides education and counseling to clients with diabetes. Acute care referrals may include patients currently admitted to Pottstown Hospital or being cared for in the Emergency Department or Observation Units. Follow up care may include transitional phone calls and/or office visits in select ambulatory practices and clinics. Collaborates with care team regarding patients’ learning needs and patient responses to education. Provides expert counsel to clinical staff regarding recognized Diabetes Guidelines, diabetes medications, monitoring equipment and other technological tools for diabetes self-management. Collaborates with inter-professional care team and nursing leadership to positively impact patient and organizational outcomes related to diabetes care.



Qualifications

Education:

  • 4-year Bachelor's Degree

Experience:

  • 5 years experience in diabetes care and education/counseling of patients with Diabetes

License and Certification:

  • PA Registered Nurse License
  • CDE Certification (required within 12 months of hire)
  • BLS Certification
Certified Diabetes Educator