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Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology is seeking a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in their Outpatient Pediatric Diabetes Education Program in Ann Arbor. The RDN/CDCES will provide support to children, teens and young adults with diabetes. This RDN/CDCES will see patients with new onset diabetes as well as follow patients who are already established with the Pediatric Diabetes Program. This will include follow up with newly diagnosed patients and patients via classes and outpatient clinical visits.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities

Responsibilities*

  • Assess learning needs of patients/families.
  • Provide comprehensive diabetes education and nutrition care to pediatric patients with diabetes and their families in both a group and individual settings.
    • Care may be delivered in both a physical and virtual environment
    • Patient education includes intensified insulin regimens and insulin pump therapy.
  • Participate in all aspects of clinical care: patient education, direct patient care, and case management.
  • Learn and maintain competency in insulin pump training/intensive insulin management and Continuous Glucose Monitor Training.
  • Design, monitor, and evaluate individualized patient care plans for pediatric patients with diabetes.
  • Manage telephone communications: triage calls from patients, parents, physicians, and other health care team members.
  • Independently perform nutrition focused physical assessments and document using the nutrition care process to provide most effective patient care for pediatric patients with diabetes.
  • Assist in maintaining patient flow in clinic and support assistive staff as needed.
  • Act as a liaison and consultation for pediatric diabetes patients to other members of the health care team.
  • Assist in planning, implementation, and evaluation of recognized diabetes self-management education program.
  • Refer patients and families as indicated to other health services.
  • Communicate with program staff and instructors and providers through the electronic health record.
  • Evaluate outcomes/progress frequently during the teaching process.
  • Submit proper documentation for billing.
  • Maintain professional competency.

Clinical Expectations

  • Ability to work with a variety of glucometers, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.
  • Experience providing group education.
  • Must be able to function with minimum supervision and be highly motivated to provide excellent care and patient advocacy.
  • Effective interpersonal skills including a positive attitude and excellent conflict management skills.
  • Must function efficiently and appropriately in a fast-paced, dynamic, and interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new programs and devices quickly and effectively.
  • Experience developing education materials for patients.
  • Flexibility in a fast paced work environment
  • Maintain productivity standards and practice effective time management.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a dietetic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Requires primary source verification.
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) or Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). Alternatively, the successful candidate should demonstrate professional development commitment towards obtaining the certification within 2 years of hire.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with pediatric populations.
  • Involvement in professional diabetes organizations.
  • Certified insulin pump trainer.
  • Experience with Epic

Work Schedule

40hrs/week. Schedule to be determined per team and program needs.

*Weekend and evening hours required as needed to fulfill program operations.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.