The Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) is seeking a Diabetes Nurse Educator (DNE) to join our progressive team serving the residents of Prince Edward County.
As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the DNE is responsible for providing diabetes education services for patients with diabetes and their families in PEC. The DNE utilizes evidenced-based practice (Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines (DC CPG)) to ensure quality care. Working with community partners the DNE strives to create a seamless transition for patients through the system. This position is full-time, Mon – Fri.
The Diabetes Nurse Educator:
- Provides diabetes and self-management education to Type 1 & 2 and pre-diabetes adult patients and their families.
- In collaboration with the patient, primary care provider, dietitian and other inter-disciplinary PEFHT clinical staff, establishes a plan of treatment and ongoing care.
- Provides information and education to patients to enable effective self-care and symptom management.
- Designs, develops, implements and evaluates education, care and treatment approaches at a patient and program level in accordance with DC CPG.
- Provides education and information sessions within the community (Health Promotion) to facilitate and support quality diabetes care, based on principles of adult education.
- Participates in team development by sharing knowledge of current best practices in diabetes care.
- Communicates effectively with healthcare team members to create an effective cohesive team and seamless service to the patient.
- Is guided by the standards and guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Assoc. of Ontario in everyday work.
- RN/BScN with current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario, membership with RNAO
- Certified Diabetes Educator, or willingness to obtain
- Membership with Diabetes Canada-Diabetes Educator Section preferred
- Additional specialty certification or training in related areas preferred
- 3-5 years experience and broad knowledge of all aspects of diabetes care
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous education and quality improvement initiatives
- Demonstrated knowledge, skill & expertise in best practice patterns and translating them into clinical practice as it relates to DC CPG for the management of Diabetes.
- Excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills; experience with teaching and knowledge of adult education principles.
- Knowledge of health care facilities and community health services, social agencies etc.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, and within a brisk work setting.
- Proficient with electronic medical records and standard office software.
- Basic CPR certification and current Ontario Driver's License.
For more information about our team, please see our website at www.pefht.ca.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Closing: May 25, 2018.
PEFHT is a HOOPP employer.