The OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center (HSDHC) provides diabetes education and disease management to children and adults who have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The HSDHC focuses on patients that have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, those with chronic disease, as well as patients admitted to Doernbecher for new onset diabetes. Care is provided as requested by physicians, other providers, or self-referral to the Center.
The Pediatric Diabetes Educator, working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, has the primary responsibility for providing diabetes education and medical nutrition therapy for pediatric patients seen at the HSDHC whom have Type1, Type2 and Pre-Diabetes. The Educator will have direct patient contact in the ambulatoryand inpatient settings. While in the ambulatory setting he/she/they are responsible for pre-scheduled face-to-face visits with patients and their familes/care giver(s) and are responsible for coverage of clinic and telephone triage of patient needs requiring timley response and coordination of care. While in the inpatient setting at Doernbecher Childrens Hospital (DCH) he/she/they are responsible for educating children and and families/care giver(s) about diabetes survival skills curriculum as well organizing and preparing patients for hospital discharge and follow-up education in the HSDHC.
The incumbent is expected to occasionally provide education to the public and community with lectures, talks, cooking classes and other engagements invited to participate in; work directly with dietetic interns as well as with medical and nursing students during their rotations. The Pediatric Diabetes Educator will participate in Center committees and Center quality improvement and practice enhancement activities.
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