Seattle Indian Health Board
A Multi-Service Community Health Center for
Medical, Dental, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Community Education
Clinical Diabetes Education Case Manager
Salary: DOE, w/competitive benefits package
Open Until Filled
Who may apply: All qualified candidates
Where to apply:
• Apply in person: 606 - 12th Avenue S, Pearl Warren Building, Seattle, WA 98144
• Apply by mail: P.O. Box 3364, Seattle, WA 98114
• Apply by fax: 206-324-8910
• Apply by email: hr[at]sihb[dot]org
• Or contact 206-324-9360 ext. 1123.
• You may download the job announcement and application materials at www.sihb.org.
Required forms and materials: A completed Seattle Indian Health Board application and affirmative action data record, resume, and cover letter.
Incomplete or late application materials may not be processed.
The Clinical Diabetes Education Case Manager (Case Manager) is responsible for providing individual case management and self-management education to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Healthy Heart Project. The Clinical Case Manager develops care plans to support participants making behavioral changes to meet treatment goals. The position provides diabetes self-management education individually and in groups, and provides clinical support for Healthy Heart Project staff. The case manager prepares and submits required documentation and reports. Other responsibilities include completing required documentation and reports. Other responsibilities include completing required documentation of case management activities with SIHB clinical staff. The Case Manager, under the direction of the Diabetes Cardiovascular Project Lead, participates in planning and implementing the overall project initiative. The case manager also provides instruction for participants in an accredited diabetes self management education program.
1) Provide individual case management for Healthy Heart intensive participants. Perform assessments of physical health, medications and psychosocial issues and identify areas for education and clinical interventions in accord with professional practice standards for RD or RN.
2) Develop care plans and processes that assist project participants with establishing behavioral and clinical goals to address identified needs.
3) Provide clinical support for Social Diabetes Education Case Manager in the development of participant assessments and care plans.
4) Collaborate with the diabetes team, medical and nursing staff to coordinate disease plans for disease management that enables participants to meet project treatment goals and SIHB diabetes Standards of Care.
5) Provide clinical diabetes self management education, CVD education and general health education to individual patients and/or groups.
6) Participate and provide clinical support in case management activities.
7) Track and document participant visits and contacts in accordance with project protocols.
8) Apply teaching strategies using a variety of approaches and methods incorporating adult health education theories and concepts.
9) Complete chart audits and monitor interventions as needed for reporting and quality improvement.
10) Participate in planning, developing, and implementing project intervention including recruitment, screening and retention activities.
11) Meet with project staff, diabetes management staff, primary care providers and other medical staff to inform them about project activities.
12) Travel to attend required grant-related meetings.
13) Participate as instruction in an accredited diabetes self-management education program.
14) Other related duties as assigned.
Education/Experience: BS/BS and one year experience in health education or medical case management in a clinical setting. RD or RN with diabetes education experience required. CDE preferred. Excellent communication skills. Experience with and understanding of urban American Indian/Alaska Native health issues desired.
Knowledge: Knowledge about diabetes and cardiovascular disease and associated risks. Ability to facilitate and lead groups.
Special requirements: Ability to travel out of state as required. Familiarity with the health and social issues facing the American Indian/Alaska Native population and a desire to serve our population. Ability to successfully complete a background check.
Seattle Indian Health Board is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applicants to contact the agency about current vacancies and future employment opportunities. Indian hiring preference may apply to some positions (as defined in Title XXV, US Code Sections 44-46 and 474.)