UW Medicine's mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's. UW Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Certified Diabetes Educator, Northwest Hospital Primary Care, UW Medicine. This individual will be a Registered Dietitian with a solid foundation in diabetes care to be part of a collaborative team within Northwest Hospital (NWH) Primary Care Services to assist as a key liaison in centralized diabetes management. NWH has a network of five (5) primary care clinics. The candidate will work as part of a healthcare team for a cohort of patients across the UW Medicine healthcare system. This position will be responsible for identifying and closing gaps in diabetes care to enable optimal disease management with appropriate utilization of resources and will have significant autonomy with scope for an expanded role. The Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) will report directly to the Director of Ambulatory Nursing, Northwest Hospital; have a dotted line reporting to the Administrator, Population Health Management, UW Medicine; and serve in a liaison role to the Manager of Nutrition, UW Neighborhood Clinics. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The CDE will bring a strong background in diabetes care and nutrition therapy with interest and experience in coaching and population management to NWH primary care clinics. The CDE role is a new opportunity for NWH primary care clinics and this role is tasked with building a diabetes education clinical program to manage and treat NWH's primary care patients with rising risk and uncontrolled diabetes. The CDE will take a panel-focused approach by working closely with on-site team of primary care providers to build practice referrals, establish a collaborative plan of diabetes and nutrition care, furnish CDE services to patients in clinic, while working closely with the centralized Diabetes Population Approach to Health (PATH) RD/CDE liaison for clinical resources in concert with peer best practices and Program Manager, Diabetes PATH. Essential Success Factors for this position include:Establishing trust with care providers and teams at NWH primary care clinics. Working with clinical team members to develop and document a patient-centered care plan that addresses short term goals that are specific, attainable, and measurable. Providing appropriate resources to support the unique needs of each patient, primary care providers and central diabetes team members to identify patients appropriate for intensification in medical management and treatment plans to achieve clinical goals. Providing ongoing educational support to primary care team on various aspects of diabetes management specific to diabetes education and nutrition therapy.REQUIREMENTS: Current Washington State Dietitian Certification. Current Registration with CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration) Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). Bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences AND two to three (2-3) years of experience in ambulatory case management in a primary care and/or outpatient diabetes/endocrinology. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements. DESIRED: Experience in chronic disease management with a focus on diabetes; excellent verbal and written communication skills; outpatient teaching experience; and proficiency in electronic medical record (Epic).
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