General Summary/Overview: The RD/CDE is responsible for assisting the Program Coordinator in identifying, implementing and evaluating educations services for the MetroWest Diabetes Education Program. The RD/CDE is responsible for assessing patients, educating, evaluating outcomes, then documenting the care plans for diabetes education, medical nutrition and other chronic care conditions as needed. Documents must comply with the policy and procedures of Tenent/MetroWest, Medicare and the American Diabetes Education Recognition Program for certification.
Evaluates and re-evaluates patients to provide effective nutritional care for adults with diabetes and other medical conditions. Considers co-morbidities. Prepares care plans that reflects individual differences in education, economic status, cultural, religious and psychological needs.
Works with family and patients to design and develop diabetes nutritional care plan based on patientï¿½s identified problem areas, needs and goals.
Examines, assesses and reassesses treatment outcomes and adjusts the patientï¿½s nutrition care plan as needed.
Follows up with patients and family to identify barriers in meeting goals. Helps patients problem solve to overcome and deal with identified barriers.
Proficient in diabetes information, glucose testing, insulin pumping, continuous glucose monitoring, nutrition and other treatment skills.
Develops instructional material to meet patient needs, ADA and insurance
Communicates in a professional manner to patients, families, physicians, and staff
Refers patients for additional treatment as needed to appropriate MetroWest or outside resources.
Establishes and develops partnerships with outside resources to keep abreast of new products and services available for patient care use.
Documents patient treatment plans electronically, in a timely manner, to provide communication with physicians/team members and ensure insurance reimbursement.
Plans and teaches group Diabetes Self-Management classes as needed to meet ADA and Medicare standards. Using the electronic medical record, completes documentation of patient assessment and comprehension upon completion of each session.
Assists in preparation for ADA and Medicare surveys. Participates in CQI
activities as assigned.
Supports and promotes Tenent/MetroWest, and the DM Education Program mission.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Proficient in the scheduling system and the electronic medical record.
Exemplifies program teachings and acts as role model for patients by practicing
behaviors around physical activity and diet.
Member MetroWest Diabetes Education Program Advisory Board. Attends and
participates in scheduled meetings.
Assumes accountability for professional growth and development.Maintains
competence.Keeps registration and licenses current.
5.Competent in billing procedures and insurance coverage.
1. Demonstrates a positive attitude in dealing with problems or crisis situations.
2. Is aware and follows MetroWest policies and procedures for general safety, fire safety, parking, proper body mechanics, infection control, attendance, punctuality, and
3. Handles all work related information in a confidential manner.
4. Treats patients, physicians and employees, and the public with courtesy and
compassion. Responds in a timely fashion.
5. Works effectively with team members.
6. Demonstrates initiative and creativity to continuously improve services,
processes and other activities that affect quality.
7. Performs all duties in an independent, professional manner and requests
assistance when necessary.
8.Work reflects excellent organizational skills.
9.Willingness to be flexible in situations. Performs duties of lesser, equal or greater
responsibility as requested.
ï¿½B.S. Nutrition from an accredited college with one year internship or equivalent required to obtain American Dietetic Association Registration
ï¿½Licensure in the state of Massachusetts
ï¿½Certified Diabetes Educator (or attains within 2 years of hire)
ï¿½Prefer: 3-5 yearsï¿½ experience in the fields of diabetes and/or chronic care
Knowledge of typing, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Electronic Medical Record
Excellent Public Speaking skills required.
Effective verbal and written communication skills required.
The ability to use a computer, copy machine, fax machine and telephone.
Frequent sitting, occasional standing and walking.
Occasional lifting of boxes/materials
Occasional exposure to body fluids
Environmental/Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Occasional evening or weekend work as needed
Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Primary Location: Framingham, Massachusetts
Facility: MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 1905022695
About MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital
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