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Clinical Diabetes Educator, Dietitian

Requisition #: 182258
Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
Category: Nursing
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: March 12, 2019

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At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital located in St. Petersburg, FL, we offer first-class pediatric care, along with the best lifestyle anyone could imagine. In the heart of Tampa Bay our main campus and state-of-the-art facility is located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida and just minutes from restaurants, beautiful beaches, sports arenas and a multitude of family activities.

We are committed to cultivating, nurturing and hiring the best talent for our organization and believe every person makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. As you’ll see, we take our work and our fun very seriously. We think you're going to love it here.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides individualized care for all aspects of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and diabetes self-management including meal planning, diabetes medications, exercise, how to check blood glucose and how to integrate diabetes care into everyday life. Works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary health team to promote wellness, maintain current health, and/or intervene in acute or chronic illness in the pediatric population. Utilizes the Nutrition Care Process to provide quality care to patients. Acts within the scope of practice and is responsible for patient outcomes that meet the high standards of care provided by JHACH. Contributes to the promotion of a culture of innovation and a commitment to academic growth and professional development.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Educates patients and families on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis, including nutrition, medication, physical activity and glucose testing.
  2. Plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates nutritional interventions based on the assessment of the patient/family to achieve progress toward desired clinical outcomes.
  3. Documents expected outcomes or measurable goals, interventions performed and response to assist clinical practitioners including physicians in care coordination.
  4. Collects patient data to monitor health status and proactively manage the patient’s condition.
  5. Collaborates with other health care professionals to provide diabetes self-management education (DSME) and diabetes self-management support (DSMS) to individuals and groups.
  6. Facilitates learning using education to close knowledge gaps.
  7. Develops data driven educational programs and learning opportunities. Utilizes evaluation methods to measure and report outcomes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferred.
  • Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics/Nutritionist Licensure in the State of Florida
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) certification required.
  • At least 3 years in clinical setting with at least 1-year pediatric experience.
  • Ability to interact with patients and family members in a positive manner to teach diabetes principles.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • __X__ Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of twenty-five (25) pounds without assistance.
  • __X__ Category 2: Job classification is not exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties.
  • Ability to move about the campus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Traditional office setting.
  • May be exposed to communicable diseases when working in health care environment.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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