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In order to be considered for any vacancy within the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas an application must be completed. If you are among qualified candidates, you will receive a call/email from our one of our recruiters to schedule an interview. Once your application is completed please send it to Human Resources Coordinator Ricardo Barcena ricardo.barcena@ktttribe.org

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Job Description 

POSITION:                            Diabetic Coordinator

SUPERVISOR:                     Director of Nursing

DIVISION:                             Tribal Academic and Human Services Administration

DEPARTMENT:                   Community Health Center           

Responsibilities 

Provides diabetes education and nursing services to the Native American community as part of a comprehensive health program. Provides services as specified in the grant for Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SPDI). Completes the required data for the IHS (Indian Health Services) Diabetic Audit (IDA) and submits reports in a timely manner. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 

  • Coordinates diabetes education programs/services within the guidelines of the Kickapoo Community Health Center and Indian Health Services Standards of Care.
  • Conducts home visits as directed by the Director of Nursing or Medical Provider for health care education to orient diabetic patients to self-care practices.
  • Gathers and documents information about the patient’s condition, including but not limited to: vital signs, medications, allergies, pain levels, glucose logs, monitoring equipment, physical activity, knowledge of disease, food in the home, etc. Reports any concerns or abnormalities to the medical provider.
  • Monitors glucose levels in accordance to protocols, reports results as indicated and documents orders received accurately.
  • Perform nursing skills in a competent and safe manner and in accordance to clinic policies/procedures.
  • Reviews medications as prescribed by the provider; instructs patients about their medications or treatments; administers medications and/or injections, such as insulin, as ordered by the provider in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Reviews lab values including Hemoglobin A1C results and ensures timely testing of blood and/or urine tests in accordance to SDPI grant requirements.
  • Assists the medical provider in referring patients to specialists such as nutrition, dentistry, podiatry and ophthalmology as well as to physical activity programs when ordered.
  • Works collaboratively with all health care team members to assist the diabetic patient in attaining diabetes self-management.
  • Establishes a diabetes team and meets regularly to discuss barriers to diabetes self-management of patients and create solutions for improvement.
  • Organizes diabetes classes, individually or in groups, to patients referred by the Kickapoo Community Health Center Clinical Team or Medical Provider.
  • Participates in the development of patient educational materials for use by the Diabetic Program as approved by the Medical Director.
  • Collaborates with other team members in developing and implementing community wellness/prevention programs.
  • In-services clinical staff on Diabetes Program Requirements and other identified needs to ensure compliance with the SDPI and DART programs.
  • Provides services and support to the community through participation in health fairs, public speaking, creating support groups, etc.
  • Reviews the electronic health record to complete the Diabetic Form, as required by the IDA and SDPI program; updates the electronic health record regarding any pertinent communication and/or changes in treatment. Maintains the Diabetes registry with data collection to meet the SDPI and IDA program outcome measures and objectives; prepares project narrative and submits required reports in a timely manner and as required by the Indian Health Services grant.
  • Prepares and submits written reports of service activities, narrative and statistical reports as requested by administration.
  • Maintains familiarity with current national standards developed by the American Diabetes Association and/or the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
  • Will respond to emergency/disaster situations in accordance to the Emergency Preparedness Plan and provide immediate assistance including triage and first aid and other nursing procedures as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency through continuing education, in-services and workshops.
  • Maintain standard and ethics at all times, to include compliance with applicable privacy regulations, if any.
  • Employee must maintain confidentiality, security and integrity of patient data and information according to applicable privacy regulations, if any.
  • Employee assures age and culturally appropriate, holistic patient care based on mission, standards and policies; adheres to standards of relevant regulatory agencies.
  • Employee participates in clinic performance improvement activities to measure, assess and improve the quality of patient care.
  • Employee must consistently be courteous to patients, staff and visitors.
  • Under limited direct supervision, makes decisions that directly affect patient well-being and comfort with moderate consequence of error.
  • To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty, including mental and physical demands and safety requirements satisfactorily.
  • Perform such other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by supervisor.
  • May assist with elders in leisure travel.

Education/experience requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduate of an accredited school of vocational nursing approved by the Texas Board of Nursing

Preferred Qualifications:  Two to three years of nursing experience preferred including working with diabetic patients.  

NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE IS OBSERVED:

KTTT recognizes preference for KTTT tribal members and qualified Native American tribal members including preferential treatment in recruitment, hiring, promotions, layoffs and reductions in force so long as they meet minimum job qualifications.

To apply for this job email your details to ricardo.barcena@ktttribe.org