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MD Anderson Cancer Center Coordinator, Diabetes Education - Endocrine Neoplasia and HD (Days) in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention. Our mission also includes education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

KEY FUNCTIONS

Diabetes Education and Care (60%)

Develop, assess, implement and evaluate education plan for patients with diabetes

Perform diabetes-specific physical, educational and psychosocial assessments

Facilitate patients' highest level of functioning through the application of culturally relevant interventions

Deliver all aspects of the educational plan to patients

Assess and recommend appropriate interventions for clients who experience difficulties in managing condition, including basic insulin dose adjustment. Make medication changes or follows medication adjustment protocols, or make necessary recommendation to primary care providers.

Develop teaching materials that support patient learning needs

Participate as multidisciplinary team member to enhance the delivery of diabetic patient care

Team Collaboration in Diabetes Education Services (25%)

Teach classes about diabetes management basics and sick day care for caregivers and nursing staff

Glycemic surveillance: Review daily reports on inpatients that have significant glycemic abnormalities and work with inpatient teams to see what insulin adjustments are needed or if endocrine consultation is needed

Assist with discharge process for diabetic patients.

Create educational materials for patients undergoing surgical procedures and/or imaging, including patients who use insulin pumps

Create educational modules for providers and other members of institutional staff about management of glycemic abnormalities, including information about glucose monitoring, basal/bolus insulin therapy and appropriate dosing

Collaborate with Patient Education Department to develop and monitor educational resources to meet the needs of the diabetic population

Strategic Program Development (10%)

Function as a multidisciplinary team member, working with physicians to enhance the delivery of diabetic patient care

Participate in educational and clinical research to provide optimal services to patient with diabetes

Train, coordinate, and develop staff to assist in the delivery of diabetic teaching to patients and families

Assist in pursuing ADA certification for diabetes self-management program, if determined feasible by department or institutional management

EDUCATION

Required: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing or dietetics.

Preferred: None.

EXPERIENCE

Required: Five years clinical experience as a nurse or dietitian to include two years of diabetes education experience.

Preferred: Five years of diabetes education experience with hospital based patient population.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Required: Certification in Diabetes Education and Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN) or current Registered Dietitian (RD) with the

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 132514

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 79,600

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 99,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 119,400

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