The Registered Dietitian for the Take Charge of Your Diabetes program will provide their clinical expertise in ensuring AgeOptions achieves and maintains its status of accreditation by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) to provide diabetes self-management education and medical nutrition therapy to diabetics in a community setting. AgeOptions was accredited by AADE to provide this service from 2012-2016 and now we are in the process of re-applying for accreditation. AgeOptions will use the Stanford University Patient Education Research Center’s evidence-based program Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) as the foundation for this program. This position will involve reviewing revised program information, tools, protocols and participating in program implementation.
In addition, the Registered Dietitian will provide individualized diabetes self-management education and assessment /training to individuals in a group setting who are participating in the program according to the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional Performance for Diabetes Educators (AADE). The Registered Dietitian will provide clinical oversight (supervision) to trained workshop facilitators of the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP).
This is a contracted position that will be funded at up to 20 hours per week during periods of peak activity but there will be other periods where there will be no contracted work required from the consultant.
Collect program participant assessment data, using the American Association of Diabetes Educators 7 framework, in a collaborative and ongoing manner.
Collaboratively develop educational goals, learning objectives and a plan for educational content and teaching methods with the Take Charge of Your Diabetes Plus participants.
Provide educational interventions that utilize primarily interactive, collaborative, skill-based training methods.
Collaboratively develop an individualized follow-up plan with each program participant.
Evaluate effectiveness of educational services by measuring attainment of learning objectives.
Conduct follow-up assessments of participants upon completion of Take Charge of Your Diabetes Plus using outcome measures from the AADE7 Continuum of Outcomes Framework.
Document assessment data, educational plan, educational services provided and evaluation results in each participant’s educational records.
Utilize a team approach to provide services and collaborate and communicate with team members, when needed.
Identify when a program participant’s needs are outside the scope of the facilitator’s practice and expertise and arrange for additional services to meet needs.
Conduct outreach to medical professionals for referrals and follow-up with them regarding referred clients.
Participate in the development of supplemental materials for facilitators and patients.
Contribute to and participate in a continuous quality improvement process to measure DSME/T program and to identify and address opportunities for improvement.
Input Medicare billing notes to participant electronic medical record
This person provides clinical supervision to trained workshop Facilitators of the Take Charge of Your Diabetes Plus program (DSMP).
Other duties as assigned.
Works under the supervision of the Health Education Program Manager, in collaboration with other Health Education Team members, AgeOptions Medicare billing partner, community workshop host sites and other AgeOptions partners.
The minimum requirements needed to perform the job:
Registered Dietitian (RD) and an Illinois Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
Minimum of 6 months experience (preferably more) providing diabetes education and/or 15 contact hours within past year in diabetes and diabetes clinical and educational subjects.
Maintain 15 hours of annual continuing education specific to diabetes, diabetes related topics and behavior change and self-management education strategies
Must obtain within first six months of employment, if current continuing education credits do not meet this requirement.
Must be credentialed for Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Self Management Education by our partner organizations for Medicare billing, after hire.
Must have access to an automobile for travel throughout Cook County.
Should have or be willing to apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number
Additional, preferred qualifications:
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or eligible to become a Certified Diabetes Educator, preferred.
Credentialed as a diabetes education specialist or diabetes clinical management specialist preferred.
AgeOptions is committed to improving the quality of life and maintaining the dignity of older adults and those who care about them – through leadership and support, community partnerships, comprehensive services, accurate information and powerful advocacy. AgeOptions is recognized nationally as a leader in developing and helping to deliver innovative community-based resources and options to older ...populations in transition and through our network of community agencies, serves approximately 136,000 people annually. AgeOptions receives federal, state, private, foundation, and individual charitable contributions. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Oak Park near the Lake Street L Green line and Union Pacific west Metra train station. We offer a casual work environment with competitive salaries and strong benefit packages. To learn more about what we do, please visit our website at: www.ageoptions.org.