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Health Care & Medicine
Clinical Instructor, Pump - PT, 20 hours (BSN and/or MSN required)
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Minimum Work Experience
5 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 5 years of previous nursing experience required. Experience in care of children preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse in District of Columbia
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
CPT required.
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Certification in specialty area preferred.

Functional Accountabilities

Patient Education
  1. Participate and promote family/patient and staff education.
  2. Educate patients/families with newly diagnosed and established diabetes (Type, 2, CFR, and secondary) according to the 10 Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators (Assessment, Use of Resources, Planning, Implementation, Documentation, Evaluation & Outcome, Multidisciplinary Collaboration, Professional Development, Professional Accountability, and Ethics).
  3. Educate patients/families in the 10 content areas specified by the AADE, as appropriate(Disease Process, Nutritional Management, Physical Activity, Medications, Acute Complications, Risk Reduction, Goal setting/Problem Solving, Psychosocial Adjustment, and Preconceptual/Gestational Care).
  4. Assist patient/family to educate other caretakers, including school staff, to ensure a safe transition to outpatient setting and optimal functioning in school setting.
  5. Participate in diabetes research of others; explore the feasibility of studying researchable nursing problems r/t diabetes; obtain continuing education in topics specified by the National Standards (diabetes management, behavioral intervention, teaching, learning, and counseling).
  1. Be Pump Instructor; download insulin pumps, blood sugar meters, and CGM and collaborate with MD to interpret results and change therapy, as needed.
  2. Work closely with diabetes team to reinforce CHO counting techniques; communicate regularly with diabetes team members about patient/family strengths/needs.
  3. Maintain current knowledge and skills r/t diabetes self-management products and educational material; develop tools/forms, as needed, to document teaching learning process per National Standards; maintain skills in computer software use for diabetes care and education.
  4. Facilitate patient flow at diabetes clinics; serve as case manager for patients/families seen at specific diabetes satellite centers.
  5. Provide phone triage/point of contact for patients/families, schools, and other community organizations on a daily basis.
  6. Order routine lab work for patients seen at diabetes clinics; recognize abnormal diabetes lab results and takes appropriate action in collaboration with MD.
  1. Collaborate with nursing staff, diabetes team, and other health care professionals in the planning, provision, and evaluation of patient/family education and implementation of system change related to diabetes care/education.
  2. Develop and maintain working relationship with regional pump sales representatives to facilitate patient transition to pump therapy and to provide diabetes team inservices/updates.
  3. Effectively coordinate scheduling of diabetes patients/families with other members of the diabetes team to complete their education in a timely way; available on-call (within specified guidelines) to problem solve mechanical/blood sugar problems related to insulin pump,Lantus starts and CGM; participates in scheduling and providing on-call diabetes education on weekends and holidays.
  1. Participate to maintain ADA Program recognition; attend ambulatory nurse meetings.
  2. Interpret the intent of diabetes policies in the hospital and community in an understandable and non-biased manner to staff and families.
  3. Establish patient care/education priorities to best meet the needs of patients, staff, and hospital responsibilities; role model conflict management.
  4. Advance professional nursing through active participation in ADA, AADE, and other organizations involved in the care of patients with diabetes.
  5. Evaluate and disseminate information pertaining to the research of other professionals in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Type 1 & 2 diabetes.
  6. Write for diabetes related publications as opportunities present.
Education and Research
  1. Assist to develop and/or change instruction protocol/diabetes care policies in the hospital and community, based on evidenced based outcomes.
  2. Participate in CQI of educational process to determine opportunities for improvement.
  3. Present at hospital, community, and national educational forums regarding the education/care of children and adolescents with diabetes as opportunities present.
  4. Initiate and/or participate in diabetes research of others; explore the feasibility of studying researchable nursing problems r/t diabetes.
Professional Practice/Research
  1. Participate in Shared Leadership.
  2. Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.
  3. Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.
  4. Accountable for participating in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).
  5. Participate in community diabetes activities.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.