Sault Tribe
  • - Government - Community Health
  • 49871, MI, USA
  • Salary
  • Year Round - Full Time


POSITION SUMMARY: The Diabetes Case Coordinator/CHN, under the direction of the Community Health Program Manager – Rural, is responsible for providing quality information, skills, support and other resources that empower patients to perform diabetes self-care and makes choices that will lead to primary or secondary prevention and good diabetes control. The position is responsible for providing health promotion/disease prevention community health nursing services based on current community health nursing concepts and standards of practice for members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to include direct in home, office, clinic, school and work setting services for individuals and groups.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Provides one-on-one education for patients referred with diabetes and other health conditions.
  • Provides case management for patients referred with diabetes and other health conditions to meet health care needs.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of group or community diabetes and general education activities.                                                                     
  • Assists the Diabetes Program Manager with meeting grant and program management requirements.
  • Writes educational articles for the Tribal paper and the program's website.



ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Provides recommendations for diabetes care and education consistent with current standards of care per the American Diabetes Association and Endocrine Society.                                                           
  • All other job related duties as assigned.








Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, patients, outside vendor/service providers, Indian Health Service and other agency grantors.





Position heavy with lifting of 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision; frequent standing, walking sitting, pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping kneeling, reaching, manual handling, driving, typing, bending and assisting clients from sitting/lying positions to standing positions. Working conditions include constant exposure to weather, extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, noise, and air quality. Potential hazards include constant client/patient contact, computer use, and equipment use. Personal Protective Equipment includes protective eye wear, gowns, masks, and gloves.






Education: Bachelor's Degree – RN Licensure in the State of Michigan required.


Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience in hospital, long term care, ambulatory care or home health setting required.


Certification/License:  Certification as Diabetes Educator (CDE) preferred. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality standards required. Knowledge of the current American Diabetes Association's and American College of Endocrinology's standards of diabetes care preferred. Knowledge and ability to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software required. Knowledge of electronic health records preferred. Nursing assessment skills, scope of practice, and critical thinking required. Must have excellent organization skills; organizing work, prioritizing tasks and managing time and meeting goals in a timely manner. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in a diverse range of audiences and settings. Must be able to establish and maintain effective communication with co-workers, supervisors, customers and the general public.  Group education and presentation skills required. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.




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