Diabetes Nurse Clinician
Good Samaritan Hospital
Educated staff RNS in a 375 bed non-profit community hospital to provide evidence based practice in the care and management of patients with diabetes. I participated with interdisciplinary staff (physicians, nursing supervisors, nurse managers, case managers, staff nurses, home health nurse liaisons, registered dietitians, physical therapists) to implement clinical care, patient education, case management and discharge planning. Obtained corporate support to institute quarterly Lunch and Learn programs for diabetic employees to improve their self -management skills. Coordinated and presented ANCC accredited continuing education seminars for staff education. Member of Bon Secours system wide strategic planning committee for implementation of an American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized Outpatient Diabetes Self Management Program targeted for 2009. Led a monthly community diabetes support group. Wrote policy and procedure and standing orders for management of hyperglycemic and hypoglycemic patients based on evidenced practice. Member of Leadership Council, Shared Governance Committee.