Provides diabetes education for children, their families and
other health care providers throughout the continuum of care.
Provides comprehensive patient education (including initial and
ongoing assessment, treatment recommendations, and evaluation) as
part of the Connecticut Program for Children with Diabetes.
Provides diabetes and/or nutrition education as required for
research protocols in the department.
Provides direct patient education consistent with current
national standards, including, but not limited to, those of the
American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes
Educators, etc. Acts as a resource to other care providers
regarding diabetes management.
Participates in a rotating weekend on-call schedule to provide
timely education to patients and families of children newly
diagnosed with diabetes.
Manages conditions associated with hyper- and hypo-glycemia,
intercurrent illnesses and subsequent adjustments in insulin or
nutrition prescriptions under the supervision of a physician as per
department's written "insulin adjustment protocol".
Maintains current knowledge of standards of care and current
research pertaining to children with diabetes. Also maintains
knowledge of diabetes products such as meters, pumps and
Fulfills other clinical responsibilities of a registered
Collaborates with other care coordinators and team members
throughout the continuum of care to meet patient care needs and to
coordinate educational programs.
Maintain professional credentials by completing continuing
education requirements. Involvement in professional organizations
related to diabetes education is encouraged.
Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs
of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate
through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates
cultural sensitivity in all interactions with
Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the
organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC
Timely completion of office notes.
BS in Nutrition/Dietetics or closely related field. Experience
working in diabetes and/or pediatric nutrition strongly
* Demonstrates familiarity with pathophysiology, epidemiology,
and clinical practice consistent with practice level regarding
Prediabetes and Diabetes * Provides diabetes support and care in a
culturally-competent manner across the lifespan. * Applies current
principles of teaching and learning and/or behavior change to
facilitate self-management skills. Pursues ongoing professional
development. * Works with an interdisciplinary diabetes care team
to tailor interventions to individual self-management education
needs. * Applies principles of program and/or business management
to create a climate that supports successful self-management of
diabetes. * Medical Nutrition Therapy in accordance with Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics standards. * Medical Terminology consistent
with level of training and practice. * Drug Nutrient
* Proficiency with electronic health and medical records,
Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Access programs.
* Accurate Keyboarding abilities and math skills required.