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Diabetic Nurse Educator - CMC *FT, Day Shift*

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Covenant Health is seeking a Full Time Day Shift Nurse Educator for Diabetic education at Nursing Admin Department at Covenant Medical Center. Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Job Summary:

Based on the sciences of nursing practice, learning, and change, NPD specialists use knowledge and skills in education theory and application, career development, leadership, and program management to support lifelong nursing professional development. The NPDS may act as a clinician to assess and coordinate quality patient care and may provide patient care related to specialty. Minimal supervision required.

Essential Functions:

NPDS II: Competent:

  • Provides orientation, training and continuing nursing education in a skilled and effective manner.
  • Serves as CNE Nurse Planner.


  • Standard 1. Assessment: The NPDS collects data and information related to educational needs and other pertinent situations.
  • Standard 2. Identification of Issues and Trends: The NPDS analyzes data to determine the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities.
  • Standard 3. Outcomes Identification: The NPDS identifies desired outcomes.
  • Standard 4. Planning: The NPDS establishes a plan that prescribes strategies, alternatives, and resources to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Standard 5. Implementation: The NPDS implements the identified plan.
  • Standard 5-A. Coordination: The NPDS coordinates educational initiatives and activities.
  • Standard 5-B. Learning and Practice Environment: The NPDS employs strategies to promote positive learning and practice environments.
  • Standard 5-C. Consultation: The NPDS provides consultation to influence plans, enhance the abilities of others, and effect change.
  • Standard 6. Evaluation: The NPDS evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes.
  • Standard 7. Quality of Nursing Professional Development Practice: The NPDS systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing professional development practice.
  • Standard 8. Education: The NPDS maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing and professional development practice.
  • Standard 9. Professional Practice Evaluation: The NPDS evaluates his/her own practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, and relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Actively participates in professional organization, and facilitates use of other professional development and community resources.
  • Creates an effective learning environment and incorporates critical thinking and evidence-based practice skills in professional presentations (i.e., selection of appropriate psychomotor, cognitive, affective educational content, materials, techniques and strategies).
  • Functions in the role of facilitator; collaborates with colleagues, learners, and other key stakeholders in formulating desired outcomes.
  • Disseminates the evaluation results of learning activities and educational programs, and adjusts teaching/learning strategies based on course evaluation results, and takes action to achieve goals identified during the professional practice evaluation process.
  • Acquires knowledge and skills appropriate to the specialty area, practice setting, role, and learner diversity, including proficiency in use of technology.


  • Standard 10. Collegiality: The NPDS establishes collegial partnerships contributing to the professional development of peers, students, colleagues and others.
  • Standard 11. Collaboration: The NPDS collaborates with inter-professional teams, leaders, stakeholders and others to facilitate nursing practice and positive outcomes for consumers.
  • Standard 12. Ethics: The NPDS integrates ethics in all areas of practice.
  • Standard 13. Advocacy: The NPDS advocates for the protections and rights of individuals, families, communities, populations, healthcare providers, nursing and other professions, institutions and organizations.
  • Standard 14. Research: The NPDS integrates research findings into practice.
  • Standard 15. Leadership: The NPDS provides leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
  • Effectively facilitates group processes and implements motivational strategies at group level; promotes problem solving, and exhibits creativity and flexibility through times of change.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the research process, and interprets and utilizes research in practice; demonstrates understanding of trends in healthcare, education and leadership.
  • Provides peers with feedback regarding their role performance.
  • Develops and implements educational programs free of commercial bias and conflicts of interest in accordance with the guidelines of the ANCC Commission on Accreditation and the guidelines from health-related disciplines:
  • The Nurse Planner has ultimate authority, accountability, and responsibility for activity development with the Approved Provider Unit.
  • Ensures that ANCC/TNA criteria and Texas Board of Nursing rules guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of CNE activities offered by the Approved Provider Unit.
  • Is involved in the entire process of CNE activity delivery - from inception through evaluation and follow-up - for the Approved Provider Unit.
  • Utilizes activity evaluation data to guide future activity selection and to measure changes in nursing practice or nursing profession development.


  • Standard 16. Resource Utilization: The NPDS considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in regard to professional development activities and expected outcomes.
  • Consistently utilizes planning methodologies when implementing various programs and projects (i.e., evaluates factors such as safety, effectiveness, availability, cost and benefits, efficiencies, opportunities for learners and impacts on practice); allocates human, financial and material resources, equipment, and technologies based on identified needs and goals.

Continuing Nursing Education (Approved Provider Unit), Primary Nurse Planner:

  • Serves as a liaison between TNA and the Approved Provider Unit.
  • Ensures the Approved Provider Unit implements and adheres to all operational requirements.
  • Oversees and ensures that ANCC/TNA criteria and Texas Board of Nursing rules are adhered to across all phases of activity development.
  • Serves as a CNE resource to the Approved Provider Unit and others as needed.
  • Orients new Nurse Planner(s) to the Approved Provider Unit.
  • Ensures all Approved Provider Unit Nurse Planners meet minimum requirements/ qualifications.
  • Implements the overall Approved Provider Unit's evaluation plan.
  • Keeps all members of the Approved Provider Unit up-to-date on ANCC/TNA criteria.
  • Monitors the actions of all members of the Approved Provider Unit in relationship to their adherence to ANCC/TNA criteria.
  • Advocates for resources - human, material, and financial - to ensure the Approved Provider Unit meets its goals related to quality outcomes and nursing professional development.
  • Ensures the Approved Provider Unit is in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that impact the organization's ability to meet ANCC/TNA criteria and maintain the Approved Provider Unit.

Perioperative Services:

  • Develop and implement monitoring processes to ensure compliance to State law, Federal regulations, and Accreditation standards and remain current in these laws and standards.
  • Conduct Performance Improvement activities.
  • Attend committees designed to increase awareness and compliance with infection prevention and quality improvement.
  • Conduct monthly audits to maintain compliance with accrediting agencies.
  • Develop, coordinate and participate in the compliance education and training to assure staff is in compliance with the laws and standards.
  • Conduct audits of charts to identify possible deficiencies and work with Managers to address these through identified training of staff.
  • Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude with staffing, promoting teamwork, effectiveness and efficiency.

Minimum Position Qualification:


  • Must meet the criteria to sit for the NCLEX examination and become licensed in the state of Texas.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
  • Those already in position without BSN will be required to complete by 06/30/2016.

  • Coursework/Training - Complete NPDS Orientation Program.
  • Coursework/Training - Complete NPDS Portfolio Development Workshop within 6 months of assuming position.


  • 1 year experience as NPDS.
  • 1 year Clinical experience in area of specialty.
  • Continuing Nursing Education (Approved Provider Unit) Primary Nurse Planner:
  • Has experience in the assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation of CNE activities.

License / Certifications:

  • Current Texas RN License
  • BLS (AHA) certification upon hire
  • ACLS within 1 year
  • Certified BLS (AHA) Instructor within 6 months of assuming position
  • Certified ACLS Instructor (adult critical care clinical areas) within 6 months of assuming position.
  • Certified PALS Instructor (pediatric clinical areas) within 6 months of assuming position.
  • Certified NRP Instructor (neonatal clinical areas) within 6 months of assuming position.

Covenant Health is celebrating over 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.

For over 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.

As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.

Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:

Covenant Medical Center - CMC

Covenant Children's

Covenant Specialty

Covenant Plainview - PLV

Covenant Levelland - LVL

Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock)

Covenant Medical Group (CMG)

Covenant Health Partners

Hospice of Lubbock

Covenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.

Covenant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as "on call, per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Keywords: St. Joseph Health, Lubbock , Diabetic Nurse Educator - CMC *FT, Day Shift*, Other , Lubbock, Texas

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