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MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB


 

The diabetes educator is responsible for diabetes education at the time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and on an ongoing basis.  This includes counseling, coaching, education and training and motivation of patients and parents. The work is done in accordance with the applicable protocols within Diabeter/Diabetes360 and KSA MOH quality and regulatory guidance.

 

This role does not provide direct clinical nursing care to patients and is a training, education and counselling role for all aspects of diabetes self-care practices and in the instigation and transition between different insulin delivery modalities for patients with type1 diabetes.

Expertise

  • Diabetes disease and therapy expert

  • Apply the diagnostic and therapeutic educational interventions in the field of diabetes care, properly and where possible evidence-based

  • Delivering effective and ethically responsible diabetes education to patients to teach and promote self-care practices

     

    Communication

  • Realizing an effective care relationship with patients and their next of kin

  • Obtain effective patient information by actively listening

  • Discuss the care and treatment in a clear and understandable manner with the patient and/or parent(s)

  • Adequate oral and written report on patient care

     

    Working together

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and other healthcare professionals

  • Delivering effective peer consultation

  • Contribute to effective interdisciplinary cooperation and multidisciplinary care

     

    Organization

  • Organizing the work so that there is a balance in patient care and the recognition of the boundaries of their own tasks and expertise.

  • Effective and efficiently working within a multidisciplinary diabetes team

  • Ensure responsible spending of available resources

  • Use of information technology for optimal patient care and for further education

  • Contributing to transparency and quality of care for patients

     

     

    Social action

  • Knowing and recognizing the factors that characterize type 1 diabetes mellitus

  • Promote patient health and well-being

     

    Science and education

  • Critically assess the medical and nursing information about diabetes

  • Participate in the development of scientific knowledge about diabetes and in promoting the improvement of this subject knowledge.

  • Develop and maintain a personal education and training plan

  • Promote the expertise of students, colleagues, patients and other others involved in care and care providers for diabetes

  • Maintaining knowledge by means of participation in, for example: continuing education, conferences, symposia and the keeping track of professional literature

  • Keep up to date with relevant developments within the profession

     

    Professionalism

  • Delivering high-quality diabetes education to patients (e.g. builds a good therapeutic relationship with patient)

  • Display of adequate personal and interpersonal professional behaviour (e.g. reflects and analyzes own competencies)

  • Know the boundaries of their own competencies and responsibilities and act within them (e.g. have knowledge and acquire competence from the nursing discipline)

  • Exercise the profession as a guide to the professional profile of diabetes educator (e.g. develops guidelines and care protocols to ensure and improve quality) in collaboration with quality manager

     

    Additional task areas, competencies diabetes educator

  • Conduct consultations, conduct meetings of educators, attend consultations

  • Central contact point of Diabeter/Diabetes360 specialists and regional face for external parties

  • Provide a safe and hygienic environment for patients and employees

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Diploma in Nursing/Registered (General Nursing Midwifery) Educator, with a certification paediatric nursing
  • Additional training and experience for diabetes educator would be an asset.

    JOB EXPERIENCE

  • >3 years expertise in the field of paediatric diabetes care as a diabetes educator
  • Has a thorough knowledge of the diabetes disease area and has insight into treatment theories, treatment methods and course of the disease

 

 

 

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

 

  • Self-starter, comfortable shaping priorities and agenda
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Analyzing and interpreting data, trends and information
  • Proven ability to influence, coach, support and empower patients
  • Fluent in Arabic and English

Disclaimer:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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