Certified Diabetes Educator Job Description

Certified Diabetes Educator Job Description

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Certified diabetes educator provides in-office focused patient diabetes and pre-diabetes education as well as nutritional consults for high-risk patients. Provides educational interventions that utilize primarily interactive, collaborative, skill-based training methods and maximizes the use of interactive training methods/models.

Certified Diabetes Educator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide educational services to the pediatric, adult, and geriatric patient populations
Coordinate patient care
Assess and identify risk factors
Negotiate care plans with patients
Monitor and communicate outcomes
Attending a 2 day train the trainer session – CDE will become a trainer and may lead the program at a delivery site
Monitor compliance and management of diabetes patients by tracking patient data
Work with Endocrinologists to provide pump therapy
Work with vendors to acquire supplies for patients
Work with medical staff and support good diabetes management

Certified Diabetes Educator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Certified Diabetes Educator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, CDE, DSME/T, BCLS, ACLS, CCM, PALS, PEARS, MDCH

Education for Certified Diabetes Educator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the certified diabetes educator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing, Nutrition, Education, Dietetics, Science, Graduate, Management, School of Nursing, Healthcare, Food and Nutrition

Skills for Certified Diabetes Educator

Desired skills for certified diabetes educator include:

Outlook
Word
Microsoft Office Programs
Aspects of Diabetes Disease State Management
Clinical monitoring
Coping and risk mitigation
Managed care
Medication management
Problem solving
Referral processes

Desired experience for certified diabetes educator includes:

Prepare, review and maintain current instructional materials on diabetes
Provide technical guidance and direction in development of diabetes programs and protocols
Teach from current and approved Education Curriculums
Assist with development of policies, procedures and programs
Provides one-on-one and group teaching of diabetes management and insulin pump therapy to patients
Collects DSME program participant assessment data, develops educational goals, learning objectives and a plan for educational content and teaching methods with DSME program participants

Certified Diabetes Educator Examples

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Certified Diabetes Educator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a certified diabetes educator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for certified diabetes educator
  • Works collaboratively with physicians and other healthcare providers to provide blood glucose management for patients in accordance with policy and standing orders
  • Contributes to and participates in a continuous quality improvement process to measure all education programs and to identify and address opportunities for improvement
  • Lead clinical personnel
  • Meets all other expectations and responsibilities as related to diabetes education, and performs other duties as assigned
  • Assesses patients' nutritional needs and prepares nutritional care plans
  • Documents records completely and accurately
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  • Utilize established tools & protocols provided to assess participant health status, and to identify health risks
  • Assure accurate documentation of participant progress to support outcomes evaluation and to assure continuity of care
Qualifications for certified diabetes educator
  • Knowledge and experience in Endocrinology along with CDE (Certified Diabetic Educator) is HIGHLY preferred
  • Able to work in a team environment and collaborate with others within the department / work unit across disciplines
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk
  • Working hours vary, with flexibility required due to unexpected changes in schedule and educational outreach sessions
  • Serve as a resource to other coaches, assist with educational events/focus sessions, assist with quality assurance processes
  • Registered Dietitian with current active, unprohibited license
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Certified Diabetes Educator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a certified diabetes educator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for certified diabetes educator
  • Consult with Medical Director, Pharmacists, Social Workers and other internal teams
  • Identify gaps or barriers in treatment plans to close STARS gaps
  • Participates in the development of education curricula and materials
  • Acts as the primary CDE, organizing educational in-services
  • Maintains knowledge of new medications and other treatment of diabetes and is able to utilize this knowledge to instruct patients
  • Identifies outcomes, planning, implementing and evaluating care by conducting assessments, working with the patient and family to identify educational needs, monitoring patient blood glucose values, providing medical nutrition therapy (MNT) to patients per physician referral, educating on renal disease, thyroid health and the basis of the endocrine system
  • The Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a proficient professional nurse with strong clinical skills and knowledge, practice and protocol in the treatment and education of diabetic patients and their family in the inpatient and outpatient setting
  • The CDE is responsible for care coordination and management of diabetic patients identified as high risk utilizing nursing knowledge.in the areas of physical assessment and chronic disease management
  • The CDE collaborates with multiple disciplines (internal and external) to ensure a current and effective program
  • Serves as a point of contact for diabetes education and collaborates with the Nurse Educator to facilitate education of nursing staff on the treatment of diabetic patients
Qualifications for certified diabetes educator
  • Must have a MA-P Licensure, or, obtain a WA State MA-Registered Licensure immediately following employment within three (3) months
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) credential required within 2 years from date of hire into the position
  • Certified Diabetes Educator designation
  • Ability to influence and facilitate change
  • 3+ years of Diabetes experience
  • Must live within a commutable distance (50 miles) of Greensboro, NC or St
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Certified Diabetes Educator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of certified diabetes educator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for certified diabetes educator
  • The CDE is a clinical provider with focus on diabetes self management, education, and monitoring performance indicators related to A1C management
  • S/he utilizes principles of adult education, disease and care management to improve clinical outcomes, S/he assumes the lead responsibilities for diabetic patient education in the assigned setting and for.providing consultation on diabetes management to other clinical staff
  • Conducts a follow-up assessment of program guidelines
  • Documents assessment data, educational plan, educational services provided and evaluation results in each participant’s Electronic Medical Record
  • Utilizes a team approach to provide services and collaborates and communicates with team members
  • Identifies when a program participant’s needs are outside the scope of the instructor’s practice and expertise, arranges for additional services to meet needs
  • Contributes to, and participates in, a continuous quality improvement process
  • In accordance with the National Scope and Standards of Diabetes Education, the National Standards for Diabetes Education, the Diabetes Nurse Educator assesses the needs of patients with diabetes and designs, implements and evaluates an individualized teaching plan for these patients
  • Plans, develops and implements new programs to meet the needs of the patient population and enhance diabetes self-management education within Organization
  • Interacts with interdisciplinary team of health professionals
Qualifications for certified diabetes educator
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) or Nutrition/Dietetics or closely related field required unless candidate meets all of the factors to qualify for Exception A or Exception B*
  • Completion of Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) required
  • If applicable, completion of a CADE accredited Dietetic Internship Program/Coordinated Program in Dietetics required
  • Excellent teaching and communication skills (written and verbal) required
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) required
  • Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist through the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Registered dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration required (if applicable)
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Certified Diabetes Educator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of certified diabetes educator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for certified diabetes educator
  • Maintains program elements necessary for continued ADA recognition and MDCH certification including coordination of annual renewal process
  • Coordinates education program and provides support and guidance to staff
  • Appropriate documentation
  • May perform general nursing duties
  • All other duties as assigned and within scope of practice
  • Educates patients on their diabetes diagnosis, provides guidance on appropriate self-management, and collaborates with physicians or other care provides in the development of an individualized care plan
  • Trains patients or their caregivers to check blood glucose levels, administers insulin, and identify and responds to hypoglycemia
  • Assists in development, implementation, and evaluation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and standards of care
  • Under general supervision of the Clinical Manager and Medical Director, responsible for nursing assessments, assessing diabetes educational needs
  • Works with the patient and the multidisciplinary care team, integrating patient assessment findings and health history information to develop a comprehensive and individualized self-management care plan for patients enrolled in the CCM program
Qualifications for certified diabetes educator
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or dietetics required
  • Current Idaho RN or RD license required
  • Certification by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (CDE)
  • Two years’ experience in the care of diabetes patients as an RN or RD
  • Render professional patient care to infants, childrens, adolescents, and/or adults with diabetes mellitus
  • Appropriately assess patient conditions, evaluation of follow-up needs, coordination of health care and health education for patient and family in colloboration with health team members
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Certified Diabetes Educator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a certified diabetes educator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for certified diabetes educator
  • Monitors each patients progress and completion of program requirements and conducts follow-up as needed to ensure completion of program requirements
  • Documents assessment data, education provided, clinical interventions and plan including recommendations and goals for each participant in the electronic medical record
  • Utilizes a strong team approach involving the multidisciplinary team and patient to deliver high quality coordinated care
  • Practices within legal and personal scope of practice and actively refers patients to other care givers when patients needs exceed that scope
  • Actively supports all requirements related to AAAHC accreditation
  • Responsible for continuous learning and the application of current best practice to all patient care activities
  • Reviews and updates education content and materials annually
  • Willingly expands skill set to include new chronic condition diagnoses per population need (as scope allows)
  • Assist clients in creating healthy goals for their personal health & wellness programs
  • Adapt telephonic coaching and education methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural and age-specific needs of each client
Qualifications for certified diabetes educator
  • Registered Dietician, Licensed Dietician or Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) required
  • Must be Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) upon hire or obtain certification within one year of hire
  • Ability to build and maintain positive communication and working relationships with patients, families, and members of the community
  • Ongoing maintenance of Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) every five years required
  • Licensed Dietitian (LICDIET) OR Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Bachelors of Science degree from an accredited institution, Master’s preferred

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