Florida Hospital for Children seeks to hire Pediatric O/P Diabetes Educator (RD) who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Since opening our doors in 1908, Florida Hospital has offered one of the most comprehensive children's health programs in Central Florida. Today, we continue this legacy of pediatric excellence at the Magnet® recognized Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children. Our campus is home to 30 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 400+ nurses and physicians. We provide specialized care in various state-of-the-art settings, including an 81-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with private family-centered rooms, an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery handling nearly 4,000 cases each year, and one of the few pediatric oncology programs in the area. We're also Central Florida's only pediatric provider for bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, Gamma Knife services, trilogy radiation and Level III epilepsy care. But perhaps most exciting of all, is that this is the first—and only—hospital to bear the Disney® name.
The Pediatric Outpatient Diabetes Educator—Registered Dietitian, under general guidance, is responsible for providing age specific and developmentally appropriate diabetes education to children, parents and other healthcare professionals. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Advanced knowledge of pediatric diabetes concepts and skills including insulin pump therapy concepts as related to food intake
Ability to provide teaching in all aspects of diabetes nutrition.
Able to communicate effectively and organize daily activities.
Knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Power Point. . Able to work with children of various ages and various backgrounds.
Bachelor's degree in Dietetics
1-3 years of experience in field (Preferred)
1 year experience in diabetes specialty (Preferred)
Master's degree in Dietetics (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Certification with the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators as Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Provides pediatric diabetes instruction in group and individual sessions, in accordance with patient education standards set by the American Diabetes Association and departmental policy. Provides education in all content areas except insulin administration, insulin pump, or sensor continuous glucose monitoring. Incorporates special needs considerations when applicable.
Obtains individual patient assessment. Identifies patient/caregivers problems/learning barriers including physical, cognitive, environmental, psychosocial, cultural, language and spiritual and provides appropriate resource referral as necessary.
Establishes individualized learning goals, objectives and educational plan in collaboration with the patient and the patient's parent(s). Demonstrates ability to assess and interpret data relative to patient's age and diagnosis.Prescribes an appropriate nutrition meal plan based on identified needs and diagnosis.
Evaluates patient upon completion of educational plan and provides remediation/plan modification as indicated in collaboration with diabetes team. Provides patient follow-up by telephone, mail or e-mail as indicated and according to established department guidelines.
Demonstrates willingness to actively participate and accepts responsibility for special projects such as risk testing, speaker requests, support groups and other community events designed to increase diabetes awareness. Participates in healthcare professional education programs as assigned.
Completes documentation and record keeping accurately and within the expected time frame for charge entry, monthly statistics and ADA recognition.
Orients new staff as necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department.
Participates in practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities. Demonstrates accurate documentation and monitoring of activities as needed. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by department.
Serves as an advocate for care with community agencies including: School systems, Pharmacies, Insurance companies, Social service/child protection agencies, Employers
Educates patient/family about current areas of research both within and outside the Florida Hospital Endocrine Centers.
Fulfills research duties as assigned
Assists with identification and recruitment of potential children and families for research studies.
Collaborates with other team members to address patient and family needs
Participates in team meetings for education and discussion of patient care issues.
Collaboration with inpatient staff involved in child's care and regularly attends Pediatric Diabetes Collaborative Committee meetings.
Complies with the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program requirements for continuing education until CDE credential is obtained.
Seeks professional growth opportunities to advance care and knowledge related to diabetes
Participates in community activities as requested for children and families with diabetes including but not limited to: Presentation of educational lectures to children, parents, healthcare professionals and the community in general, Diabetes camp experience, Collaboration with other diabetes-related organizations such as the JDRF, Support groups.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Pediatric O/P Diabetes Educator (RD) opportunity with Florida Hospital for Children and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.