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Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator

Company: Optum
Location: Glendora
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

What You’ll Do (aka Description):

Responsible for developing and implementing the outpatient diabetes program for Optum.

What Work Will Look Like:

  • Schedule: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
  • Location: Glendora, Covina and Arcadia, CA (position will begin working remote then transition to on-site basis)
  • Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate Optums' commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer.
  • Participates as a member of interdisciplinary healthcare team to facilitate the continuum of care and education of patients with diabetes.
  • Monitors and evaluates, as needed, resource utilization, patient outcomes, patient’s skills in self-care, and patient’s ability and readiness to learn.
  • Counsels and educates individual patient appropriately on diabetes care in conjunction with patient’s medical provider (medication adjustment, exercise, diet, sick days, etc.)
  • Evaluates blood glucose records to determine efficacy of current medication therapy, solve hypo/hyper-glycemia problems, and make needed adjustments.
  • Ensures correct and timely documentation in patient’s medical record following individual consultation.
  • Develops and conducts group presentations and related educational programs as needed.
  • Develops and maintains patient education materials relating to diabetes.
  • Serves as a resource for clinic staff, home health and other departments.
  • Uses, protects, and discloses Optum patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

What's required?

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college and/or a professional certification requiring formal education beyond a two-year college.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of Nursing.
  • Current California RN license.
  • Certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved system screener. When in a United Health Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders.

It'd be even better if (#Preferred):

  • BSN
  • Bilingual Spanish, comfortable with public speaking and teaching
  • Computer/tech savvy
  • Insulin teaching experience a plus

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Here you’ll find incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(SM)

Keywords: Optum, Glendora , Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator, Other , Glendora, California

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