APP – Diabetes Specialist
In 1971, Yale University began a unique and historic experiment providing health services to its facility, staff and students through a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization located on campus. Now, 47 years later, Yale Health has more than 37,000 members including students, staff, faculty and their families who come from every state in the country and almost every country in the world.
Our state-of-the-art facility at 55 Lock Street, built in 2010, is where our members receive most of their care. It is a 144,000 square foot medical facility with over 90 exam rooms, a 24/7 Acute Care Department, a 17-bed inpatient facility with two negative pressure rooms, a diagnostic imaging suite including MR and CT scan, x-ray and ultrasound and a full-service retail pharmacy. It houses our 150+ providers, including 111 primary and consulting physicians.
The Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Advanced Practice Provider position delivers direct patient care, expert care management, chronic disease management, patient education, and clinical expertise. This person will help us to improve the quality of care Yale Health is able to provide for our patients with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and gestational diabetes. This position maintains 4 clinical sessions per week and is directly involved with the care of over 450 patients across the organization, in addition to being a resource for the care of many others.
- Participate in direct care and outreach, working on a quarterly basis with each clinician on each patient with a hemoglobin AIC of 8 or above, a marker of poor diabetes control.
- Guide the care of patients using insulin pumps combined with continuous glucose sensors, as well as patients using glucose monitoring sensors for safe insulin use.
- Provide education and management of initiation and titration of insulin and GLP-I agonist therapy.
- Contribute to the positive morale in the workplace and model professional behavior at all times.
- Participate and contribute to an active learning environment.
- Often alternate visits with the PCP or the endocrinologist to extend care, as well as provide additional support to our patients at YHC.
- Maintain a computer with pertinent programs providing ability to upload insulin pumps, sensors and meters; share/review reports with patients or send to endocrinologists for review.
- Serve as the main contact person with DME suppliers, in direct communication with Byram, Medtronic, Edgepark, or Tandem, coordinating orders, working with clinical support personnel for initiation of insulin pump therapy. Help trouble shoot problems with the patients for their various supplies as needed.
- Manage patients monthly for the department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, who have gestational diabetes, meeting with these patients either weekly or biweekly, assisting with referral to Maternal Fetal Medicine as appropriate.
- Serve as a local resource for Student Health in guiding assistance with new diagnosis of DM, pre-diabetes, and oral antihyperglycemic agent/insulin therapy guidance.
- Participate in a Diabetes Task Force, serving as a liaison between Yale Health and the Endocrinology Division, keeping Yale Health up-to-date on latest treatment guidance as well as connecting to other resources and services at Yale and the broader community.
- Lead patient education efforts, including the Diabetes Prevention class and the Diabetes Education Series on a monthly to quarterly basis.
- Examines patients to collect information about their physical condition.
- Obtains, compiles, and records patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination.
- Conducts complete physical examinations; provides medical evaluation and treatment to patients; develops treatments plans and monitors patient’s progress.
- Advises patients on results of laboratory tests and recommends referrals to specialists or other medical facilities.
- Collaborates with physicians, nurses, counselors and other medical staff to provide the best medical care.
- Provides preventive health practices to patients to maintain and improve health and prevent illness.
- Coordinates patient care including ordering of laboratory tests and radiographic studies.
- Prescribes therapy or medication with physician approval.
- May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Graduation from a Physician Assistant (PA) Training Program accredited by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education or Master’s Degree from an accredited Advanced Nurse Practitioner program.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Clinical skills as attested to by colleagues and supervisors.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Consistent practice of evidence-based medicine.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Reliable clinic attendance and punctuality.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Outstanding communication skills with patients and team members.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Proficiency with use of an electronic medical record.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience with college health.
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Certification strongly preferred.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
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