Diabetes Case Manager/Educator (RN or RD)
SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.
Responsible for maintaining a formal comprehensive diabetes education program encompassing medical/clinical providers, clinic diabetic educator, physical therapist, mental health practitioners, community wellness advocates, and monitoring equipment which will provide eligible residents of POW the tools and support from ARMC to self-manage their diabetes thus reducing chronic care costs.
- Follows SEARHC Case Management model as outlined in the Case Management Network Manual including primary and secondary case management activities for patients enrolled in the diabetes registry. Monitors diabetic patients enrolled in the ARMC Diabetic Registry and adjusts their therapeutic regimen in coordination with the Primary Care Physician. Monitors patients enrolled in the high-risk registry. Coordinates completion of the annual IHS Diabetic Audit for ARMC.
- Provides clinical nursing care to diabetic patients through Nurse Clinic and Home Visits for foot care, Glucose monitoring, patient education,
- Serves as a consultant to ARMC personnel and village referral areas regarding the education and care of patients with diabetes
- At a minimum coordinates or provides an annual clinical assessment of each enrolled patient – assessing physical condition and needs for coordination of additional services such as eye exams, laboratory testing, foot care and provider exams.
- Coordinates secondary prevention goals for patients with diabetes through active participation with the SEARHC Consortium Diabetes team.
Baseline Qualification Requirements:
- Successful completion of a BSN, Diploma RN, or an Associate Nursing Degree Program.
- Three years general nursing experience. At least one year work experience in diabetic care and management preferred.
- Certification as a Diabetic Educator or eligible to apply for certification within two years.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of diabetes case management, practices, and procedures in order to assess patient care. Knowledge of health promotion and patient education activities.
- Knowledge of the customs of the ethnic groups within the various Alaska Native geographic location and the ability to appreciate cultural differences and their effect on health care delivery.
- Shall perform a variety of responsible nursing care procedures requiring professional knowledge and consideration specific patient conditions and treatments and ability to work independently in completing tasks.
- Oral, written skills and computer skills.
- Teaching skills.
- Organizational skills.
- Ability to lead group programs.
- Ability to engage patients in self-management activities.
- Ability to provide constant positive feedback to patients.
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