The Diabetes Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse who has acquired specialized knowledge and skills in diabetes through completion of a nurse practitioner program, completion of a diabetes certificate program and/or work experience in the care of patients with diabetes. The practitioner has the credentials to function in an expanded nursing role and is responsible for the daily management of diabetes patients. The practitioner has the responsibility for assessment and management of patients including diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and continuous implementation and evaluation of appropriate plan of care. The nurse practitioner works with their collaborating physician in accordance with mutually developed practice guidelines, members of the care team and is responsible to the Nursing Director or Executive Nursing Director for the area for specific to the discipline of nursing.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In clinical care, performs in the role of Licensed Independent Practitioner and is responsible to work independently and in collaboration with other providers to maintain a panel of patients
Provides direct care, counseling, and teaching to a select patient population in both the ambulatory and inpatient settings as needed
Works collaboratively with the Diabetes Management Services (DMS) team members to provide direct care, counseling and teaching to patients with diabetes
Provides comprehensive diabetes education in both one-on-one as well as in group settings, which may include travel among various primary care and specialty clinic sites
Provides patient instruction in the use of and administration of injectable medications, Continuous Glucose Monitoring systems (CGMs) and Insulin pump therapy
Performs physical examinations and provides preventative health measures appropriate to patient needs
Works collaboratively with physicians and other to triage diabetes-specific clinical calls from patients and direct care appropriately
Orders, interprets and evaluates appropriate lab and diagnostic tests to assess patients' clinical problems and health care needs
Arranges for appropriate plan of care and follow-up based on outcome of diagnostic, lab, and physical assessment findings
Performs laboratory tests appropriate for specific patient population
Orders medications and writes prescriptions according to organizational and regulatory policies and procedures
Records pertinent patient care findings in the medical record
Sets priorities for appropriates and efficient management of patient care that reflects cost effective management of time, available human resources, supplies and equipment
Maintains interdisciplinary approach to planning and communicating patient care information by discussing patient data with appropriate physicians and other health care professionals
Utilizes available resources and methodologies to advance practice within the division and beyond, with the aim of improving the care of all patients, particularly those most at risk for adverse outcomes
Incorporates the concepts of health maintenance, prevention and promotion into daily practice through patient education and counseling
Demonstrates awareness of community resources and assists staff, patients, and families to effectively utilize them
Performs other related duties and responsibilities with the support of the diabetes program team as required
APRN License to practice in Massachusetts required.
Current National Certification as Family or Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner required.
Minimum 1-year experience as a clinical nurse practitioner caring for a diabetes focused patient population required.
5 or more years clinical experience in a hospital or community-based setting - strongly prefer both.
5 or more years clinical nursing experience with chronic disease management and/or caring for a diabetic focused patient population required.
Completion of an AADE Certificate Program in Diabetes Education or NCBDE Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) required.
Bi-lingual ability; Spanish or Haitian Creole strongly preferred.
Motivational Interviewing experience preferred.
Skills and Abilities Required
Expert clinical judgement skills to function in the independent role.
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills to collaborate with patients' families, staff, and community health workers.
Must possess the ability to function clinically both as an autonomous provider and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of clinical and administrative staff forming strong partnerships.
Ability to function at the highest level professionally and clinically.
Ability to work with frequent stress resulting from busy clinical settings and changing organizational climate.
Ability to be self-directive and demonstrate initiative in addressing responsibilities of position.
Ability to utilize appropriate problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
EEO StatementBrigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status. BWH I CARE Standards.
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:Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
:RegularRecruiting Department:BWH Department Of Medicine / Endocrinology