Certified Diabetes Educator – RN

Company

Credit Valley Family Health Team

Credit Valley Family Health Team is an Academic Family Health Team affiliated with Trillium Health Partners and the University of Toronto. It is an engaging inter-professional primary care team dedicated to continuous learning and excellence within primary care with a demonstrated track record of impactful quality improvement activities. It is a not-for-profit organization that receives funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and provides primary health care services to over 15,000 patients in Mississauga.

Location

Mississauga

Duties

This is an exciting opportunity for a nursing professional to further advance clinical skills and broaden their knowledge base. You will be part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team involved in patient assessment and teaching. In addition, you will have the opportunity to contribute to research and education activities, which are essential components of the Program.
Day to day responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Family Health Team, you will assess, plan, implement, provide care coordination and evaluation of clients who are referred for diabetes care and management. As part of the Diabetes Education Program (DEP), you will work with the DEP dietitian to provide diabetes care to clients of CVFHT, as well as to community clients.
· Triages referred patients with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes to determine health status, diabetes self-management skills and learning needs, diabetes management and glycemic control.
· Provides diabetes self-management education (individually or in group) to people with diabetes and their families or significant others both individually and in groups.
• Use motivational interviewing techniques and adult learning principles to facilitate learning and support patient’s self- management goals.
• Collaborates with patients and other health professionals to evaluate patient progress toward achieving diabetes management goals, both verbally and through written documentation.
• Demonstrates expertise in diabetes management in all aspects of patient care.
• Recognizes and deals with medical emergencies that arise in the Diabetes Management Program.
• Contributes to overall program planning and development.
• Provides teaching to Family Medicine Residents, other students and inter-professional team members.

Requirements

To thrive in this role, you will need:

Education/experience:
· Currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
· Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE®) designation preferred or in process.
· Experience in diabetes education, both in individual and group settings.
· Satisfactory attendance and employment record required.
· At least 2 years’ RN experience desired, preferably in a community setting
· Excellent knowledge of insulin and Oral Anti-Hyperglycemia agent (OHA) treatment based on the 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines / 2020 Update.
Skills and abilities:
· Demonstrate strong leadership and problem-solving abilities.
· Excellent time management and organisational skills.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Ability to speak French as a second language should be considered as asset.
· Able to establish positive and supportive relationships with patients, families and Allied Health Care Professionals.
· Computer literacy (Microsoft; EMR- Accuro, virtual platforms, etc.)
· Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels
· Foot care assessment and teaching an asset

Start Date

2024-01-16

Contact

Name

Timea Batizi

Title

HR and Admin Manager

Address

2300 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, ON, L5M 2V8

Telephone

905-813-1100 ext. 4293

Email

hr.cvfht@thp.ca

Display Date

2023-12-13

Expiry Date

2024-01-13