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Prince Edward Family Health Team

Diabetes Nurse Educator

Canada-Ontario-Picton

Prince Edward County Posted 19 Days Ago1571562

Company Information

Prince Edward FHT consists of Nurse Practitioners, Family Physicians and other allied health professionals who provide patient-centred, quality primary health care to residents of Prince Edward County. Our vision is for PEC residents to have the best possible health throughout life.

Work and live in beautiful Prince Edward County. 800 km of spectacular shoreline and beautiful scenery at your doorstep, fresh air, family farms and warm communities, live theatre, artists' studios and galleries, unique regional cuisine and a growing wine industry all combine to make “the County” a location of choice.


Job Description

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.          

 

Qualifications:

  • 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: careers@pefht.com.  Closing:  May 25, 2018.

PEFHT is a HOOPP employer.


Contact Information

Prince Edward Family Health Team
Connie Forrester
HR Coordinator
cforrester@pefht.com
613-476-0400 x205
http://pefht.ca/