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University Hospitals Medical Practices (formally UPCP/UHMSO) was established in 1994. UH Medical Practices is the largest primary and specialty care physician group in northeastern Ohio, with a physician complement of over 340 physicians, covering an eight county area from Conneaut to Sandusky to Medina. The medical practice group consists of allergy, cardiology, endocrinology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, geriatrics, pediatrics, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatric ophthalmology, pediatrics, physical medicine/pain management, podiatry, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology and urgent care.
Conducts basic self-management education classes for Type 2 diabetic patients enrolled in the UPCP Diabetes Self-Management Education program following the program materials; teaches patients how to monitor blood glucose and inject insulin; may teach meal management; provides counseling, support and knowledge to patients and families in regards to diabetes management. Plans and Presents pathophysiology of diabetes, methods of daily management of diabetes, and basic skills to treat and control diabetes to patients in individual and group settings; Educates on potential complications associated with diabetes; Completes behavioral and health assessment through use of usual sources, i.e., medical chart review, patient interviews and program formats. Trains in foot exam, blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration; weight management, goal setting, and daily management of diabetes. Applies basic clinical knowledge and skills to determine most appropriate plan of care. Follows disease-specific care path and/or standard of care where appropriate. Documents care plan and/or education sessions utilizing appropriate format on same day of contact in medical record in the most complete, accurate and concise method. Contacts interdisciplinary team members as need; Contacts alternate sources of information when needed to complete assessment; Participates in outcome research activities related to the program; participates in tabulations and analysis of outcome research data; and provides input in written results. Attends regular communication format with interdisciplinary team about patient-centered diabetes management. Participates in program promotional and marketing activities. Researches other sources to provide most up-to-date approach to MNT; Spearheads nutrition promotional activities. Takes a leadership role on standards of care and/or care path committee. Provides age-specific care to patients(Geriatric). Modifies menu considering patients disease state and mental and physical limitations (Adolescent). Familiarizes oneself with current nutrition-related topics of interest to teens.
Two (2) years clinical nursing experience preferred.Through CAADE program, has knowledge from coursework on the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education; biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, anatomy, chemistry, business, economics, computer science; social sciences.Possesses unique skills to provide medical health education to patients and clients both individually and in a classroom setting.Ability to evaluate and recommend healthy lifestyle strategies based on the patient/clients age, physical needs and complex clinical conditions.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
Minimum of Diploma/Associate's Degree in nursing from accredited program.
Special Certification CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) is required. Completes continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration.
Registered Nurse (RN) through the American Nursing Assoc. and licensed to practice in the State of Ohio.
PRN position primarily serving the Euclid -Concord area. May be required to travel to other locations as needed.
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