The MUSC Children’s Health Pediatric Diabetes Care Coordinator - RN reports to the Outpatient Nurse Manager. Under general supervision and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the Diabetes Care Coordinator - RN coordinates and provides age specific and developmentally appropriate care and education for pediatric diabetes patients within various units of the MUSC Children’s Health System. With heavy emphasis in providing patient education, this position provides individualized, goal oriented care in areas to include but not limited to, the Children’s Hospital, Rutledge Tower clinics, Outreach clinics as well as, provide telehealth and community support. Additionally, the Diabetes Care Coordinator – RN: Shall support organizational efforts as needed that include quality improvement, literature review, patient advocacy, and inpatient and outpatient staff development. Additionally, will establish educational programs required to meet identified patient, staff, and organizational goals within the Children’s Health System. Assume responsibility for maintaining adherence to Joint Commission/American Diabetes Association Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification, The American Diabetes Association’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Recognition Program (ERP), and evidenced based standards of practice.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing and three years related nursing experience required. Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) preferred. Candidates with previous Endocrine/Diabetes experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) will be considered with submission of an MSN completion plan. An advanced knowledge of pediatric diabetes concepts and skills that include but are not limited to, insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring devices, and use of various advanced diabetes technology required. Licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or a compact state. Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) by the American Association of Diabetes Educators required. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association (AHA) or recognized equivalent. Current Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) by the AHA. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) by AHA preferred.
Internal Number: A504578
About Medical University of South Carolina
MUSC Health, the clinical enterprise, operates a 750-bed medical center in Charleston, South Carolina, which includes a nationally recognized Children’s Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (one of only 66 elite National Cancer Institute designated centers), a Level I Trauma Center and the Institute of Psychiatry. The comprehensive cardiac program at MUSC Children’s Heart Center has consistently been named one of the country’s top pediatric heart centers. In addition, there are more than 100 outreach clinics and telehealth sites (http://www.muschealth.org/about-us/).