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Brockton Hospital Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) in Brockton, Massachusetts

Signature Healthcare is Southeastern Massachusetts’ premier local provider of quality, personalized medical services. We are comprised of the award-winning not-for-profit Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital; Signature Medical Group (SMG), a multi-specialty physician group of more than 150 physicians practicing in 18 ambulatory locations. We believe our distinctive Signature Healthcare team approach is the way healthcare should be: medical professionals across many locations communicating and collaborating, taking advantage of technologies and resources to make a difference in the lives and health of our patients.

Position Summary:

The Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) is responsible for providing diabetes education for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Pre-Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes. The CDCES will provide diabetes self-management training and support and teach the diabetes 7 self-care behaviors, adhering to the ADA Standards of care. They will collaborate with endocrinology providers and function as a member of the care team. This integral role contributes to the vision of the endocrinology department: to prevent or reduce acute and chronic complications of diabetes, to reduce diabetes-related hospital admissions, and to improve quality of life for those living with diabetes.

This individual is also responsible for maintaining Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Program Accreditation with the ADA, for overseeing and implementing collaborative DSMES services, including evidence-based service design, delivery, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement, according to the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. Certification by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education is required. The Program Coordinator will have a background in diabetes education and program management that may include academic preparation for diabetes care and education, or experience in the direct care of people with a chronic illness.

Location: 110 Liberty Street, Brockton, MA

Department: Endocrinology

This is a full time 40 hour/week position

Responsibilities:

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of DSMES services.

  • Responsible for maintaining ADA recognition and participating in the evaluation of the program’s effectiveness through collection of program outcome measurements and CQI.

  • Develop diabetes class curriculum and teaching materials.

  • Administers diabetes education classes reviews program content annually.

  • Serves as a liaison between staff involved with the DSMES program, other Signature Healthcare departments and administration.

    Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Management of patient insulin pump therapy and insulin titration.

  • Continuous glucose monitor administration, interpretation and download, and teaching with patients.

  • Thorough understanding of diabetes-related oral medications, insulin management, and incretin mimetics and their administration.

  • Provides assessment, teaching, and follow-up instruction to the patients that are enrolled in the program.

  • Provides nutrition education and has excellent understanding of a low-carbohydrate diet

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variable in situations where only limited standardization may exist.

  • Must be able to appropriately and professionally communicate with patients, physicians, vendors, outside agencies and other colleagues.

  • Organization skills required to effectively deliver and manage DSMES programming.

  • Must maintain continuing education in the areas of diabetes management, behavioral interventions, teaching and learning skills and counseling skills.

    Education/Experience/Licenses/Technical/Other:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required

  • Experience (Type & Length): Clinical experience in diabetes management, program planning and management

  • Certification/Licensure: Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Registered Dietitian or Registered Nurse licensed in the state of Massachusetts

  • Software/Hardware: Computer skills to include Outlook, Word, Excel. Continuous glucometer and insulin pump software.

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