Facilitate daily inpatient education focused on "Basic Diabetes Survival Skills." Teachpatients about insulin use and injection; also develop lesson plans centered oncarbohydrate counting and meal-planning. Work with DEC supervisor, Physicians,Diabetes Center staff and other personnel to achieve objectives, improve clinicaloutcomes and achieve customer satisfaction. Identify and utilize available andappropriate community services to enhance the Diabetes Education services basedon patient needs. Review complex diabetes cases with Social Workers, Case Managersand other Clinicians.
Coordinate the hospital's American Diabetes Association (ADA) RecognitionProgram and participate in outpatient education efforts to meet ADA recognitionguidelines
Develop and present child obesity workshops, health education and diabetesfocusededucation to community
Facilitate presentations on diabetes, heart disease, obesity, healthy living/eatingand exercise
Manage and maintain the ADA recognition initiative, the only one of its kind in theHigh Desert
Assisted Physicians with patient rounds and medical procedures. Handled patient andphysician complaints; delegated to appropriate parties as needed. Helped RNs withpatient admissions and care.
Aided the Director in interviewing prospective RNs, Licensed Vocational Nurses(LVNs) and Certified Nurse’s Assistants (CNA); also helped author and administeremployee evaluations
Participated in staff education committees to assure CMS and JCAHO hospitalaccreditation
Dedicated and self-motivated Registered Nurse (RN) and BSN specializing in the areas ofdiabetes care and education. Outstanding team player; passionate about delivering the highestlevel of overall patient satisfaction. Consistently empathetic; actively listens and quicklyestablishes rapport in order to deliver superior patient care and advocacy. Exudes exemplaryindependent judgment and critical thinking abilities.
Performs well in high-pressure, fast-paced environments through the effective use ofexceptional multitasking abilities; able to quickly and smoothly diffuse high-stress situations
Provides instruction in health practices in regards to child obesity, healthy eating/snacks,nutrition and, exercise.
Dependable and knowledgeable as it relates to diabetes ; skilled in the delivery of relatededucation through the use of exceptional presenting skills and facilitation of monthlycommunity awareness groups
Ability to utilize patient management skills to enhance quality of life and increase patientsatisfaction
Nurtures relationships ensuring the highest level of quality and care ; offers educationthrough use of therapeutic communications and reliable support
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