We have an outstanding opportunity for a Diabetes Care Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our team at University of Washington Medical Center. The Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist:
Provides consultation to clinical teams, including physicians, advance practice providers, pharmacy, electronic medical record analysts, patients and families, and nursing staff related to diabetes and/or glycemic control.
Responsible for providing diabetes and glycemic control services independently and collaboratively with appropriate privileges, including initial and ongoing assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patient's medical, physical and psychosocial status
Provides timely initial patient and family assessment when requested by clinical teams and/or nursing staff.
Facilitates surveillance activities to proactively offer consultative services to primary teams and nursing staff.
Collaborates with other providers and clinical resources to ensure coordination and continuity of diabetes care across settings and over time.
Facilitates collaboration with the Inpatient Glycemic Team and Outpatient Diabetes Care Clinic to ensure continuity of care.
Provides patient and/or family with health education, diabetes self-management education (DSME), counseling and referrals to other health professionals and community resources as appropriate.
Participates as a key member of the interdisciplinary team through the development of collaborative and innovative glycemic care practices and evaluation of patient care outcomes.
Evaluates quality outcomes through participation in the development of glycemic control quality indicators. Member of the UW Medicine Diabetes Strategic Pathways Committee
Acts as a consultant for the medication safety officer to ensure patient safety related to insulin orders and administration.
Acts as a consultant and steering committee member to laboratory medicine regarding point-of-care testing (POCT) blood glucose monitoring.
Works with inpatient pharmacy purchasing leadership to acquire and streamline acquisition of patient use medical devices such as blood glucose monitors, and insulin administration devices.
Oversees Subcutaneous Insulin Pump, Continuous Glucose Monitor and other diabetes technology usage at UWMC.
Ensures nursing education is current regarding diabetes/glycemic control best practices.
Leads UWMC/HMC Joint Diabetes Care Committee to ensure collaboration, best practices, and innovation in diabetes management across the two entities.
Participates on Surgical Blood Glucose Management Committee to ensure safe and therapeutic glycemic control for patients through the peri-op period.
Provides consultation and support to Med-Specialty Clinics for assistance with glycemic management of patients after solid organ transplant. Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Position is 80%, days. Requirements:
Graduate degree from an accredited nursing education program with a CNS or NP focus
Training and experience in diabetes management across the continuum
Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.