Diabetes Educator Job Description

Diabetes Educator Job Description

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Diabetes educator provides interactive group and individual instruction in diabetes self-management training (DSMT) principles specific to all areas of clinical expertise, meeting American Diabetes Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators standards of care.

Diabetes Educator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective diabetes educator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included diabetes educator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintain high standards of existing ADA accredited diabetes program
Accountable for assuring diabetes instruction complies with national standards
In accordance with professional standards and hospital policies and procedures is responsible for conducting individualized needs assessments on persons enrolled in the diabetes patient education program
Assessment of patients and development of plans of care on all aspects of Diabetes self-management
Collaborating and communicating with team members
Contributing to and participating in a continuous quality improvement process to measure Diabetes education program and to identify and address opportunities for improvement
Conducting support groups
Provide diabetes education and follow up to newly diagnosed and established adults with diabetes
Education and follow up to new insulin pump patients
Education and management of pregnant patients with Type I diabetes

Diabetes Educator Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Diabetes Educator

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

Education for Diabetes Educator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the 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, Health Care, Science, Teaching, Graduate, Healthcare, Management

Skills for Diabetes Educator

Desired skills for diabetes educator include:

Health care trends and “at risk” population management principles
Diabetes disease processes and continuous advances in diabetes understanding/treatment and self-management principles
Keeps abreast of the latest clinical advances and related methodologies/protocols
Practices and tools
Standards
Word
Behavior change theory
Clinical practice guidelines
Motivational interviewing and Medicare and Medicaid regulations
Outlook

Desired experience for diabetes educator includes:

Education and case management for adults who have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
Phone consultations with patients and other nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and physicians in the community
Determine appropriate options in resolving complicated inquiries and/or issues related to diabetes management
Coordinate research protocols involving insulins, glucose meters, insulin pumps and medications used to manage diabetes
Contribute to new and ongoing diabetes clinical research protocols
Charting/data entry in EMR

Diabetes Educator Examples

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Diabetes Educator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of 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 diabetes educator
  • Act as a diabetes and nutritional resource person for the department, PMG, hospital and community by providing in-services as requested and required
  • Participate in the case management of patient care as needed with discharge planning, chart review, patient assessment, and coordination of care with other departments
  • Participate and support departmental quality improvement activities and projects
  • Demonstrate collaboration and team skills, including the ability to work well with physicians, all disciplines and staff levels
  • Market or promote the Diabetes and Nutrition Center to patients, staff, primary care providers, other community institutions
  • Participate in community health functions
  • Possess knowledge of the Diabetes & Nutrition Center and promotes the attributes of the program to potential customers
  • Provide care appropriately to patient population
  • Educate patients about diabetes, self-management in the individual or group settings
  • Assess patients self-care needs and his/her ability to manage diabetes
Qualifications for diabetes educator
  • Bachelor's degree from a four year university, Registered Dietitian status
  • Must possess certification from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
  • Bilingual preferred Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Diabetes Management Certification Preferred
  • Experience working with members and providers on Diabetes Education and Medication Therapy Management to optimize medication use required
  • Plan and conduct continuing education programs in diabetes for allied professionals and the general public
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Diabetes Educator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of diabetes educator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for diabetes educator
  • Participates in the formulation and review of standards of clinical practice, policies, and procedures through committee membership
  • Assess the needs of the patient and family, formulating educational plans, implementing the plan and revises as needed
  • Communicate information and coordinate patient care with appropriate members of the health care team
  • Assist in research, review, and interpretation of published literature on fitness, nutrition, smoking cessation, and obesity, diabetes, improve compliance to medication and/or medical regimens, back injury prevention, health promotion, and disease prevention
  • Engage with members in regular contacts over time to assist them in implementing the change plan, tracking progress, and maintain changes over time
  • Health Risk Appraisals data and Biometric Screening results and triage to appropriate health promotion programs
  • Provide timely feedback to leadership and individual primary care physicians as necessary with program work plans
  • Review employer group/individual member health information
  • Work with other members of the integrated health care teams to review member health information and based on members readiness to change, to utilize appropriate health intervention
  • Assesses the clients’ education needs
Qualifications for diabetes educator
  • Facilitation skills for small group process
  • Previous experience as a staff, community or patient educator
  • Clear /Active Florida RN license
  • Diabetes teaching experience preferred
  • CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE)
  • CDE required within 2 years from date of hire into the position
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Diabetes Educator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a diabetes educator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for diabetes educator
  • Documents all relevant aspects of educational services in the pantient/guest permanent record
  • Serves as a primary resource for staff
  • Provide direction in the selection and ongoing review of educational materials
  • Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the diabetes management program
  • Organizes and teaches outpatients, community classes, and support groups as needed
  • Works in conjunction with physicians and hospital departments to assess the educational needs of patients and clinical staff
  • Assesses that the inpatient has been properly trained or educated before discharge
  • Provides revenue generating, fiscally responsible diabetes education services
  • Outpatient services include planning and providing one-on-one and/or group instruction for diabetes self-management to persons with diabetes based on individualized needs assessment
  • Inpatient services include providing diabetes survival skills training to patients in the hospital, supporting the training of clinical staff in diabetes care, and facilitating referrals to outpatient diabetes education services
Qualifications for diabetes educator
  • Five (5) years of experience in nursing or related field with patient and staff education experience
  • Thorough, current knowledge in diabetes self-management education and treatment
  • Associate’s Degree with 5+ years of clinical and/or clinical education experience or Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of clinical and/or clinical education experience
  • Must have knowledge of the evidence-based nutritional, pharmaceutical, and therapeutic care needed for a person with diabetes
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Pharmacology, or related field from an accredited educational institution required
  • Relevant experience, education, hours, as defined by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) to obtain CDE within 2 years from date of hire into the position
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Diabetes Educator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a 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 diabetes educator
  • Both inpatient and outpatient services include providing complete and concise documentation of each patient encounter in the electronic medical record
  • Provide education for clients with diabetes of all ages according to the individualized needs of the client
  • Perform duties in a classroom or individual outpatient setting in collaboration with a team of RNs & RDs
  • Accept professional development and community outreach as an integral part of professional practice
  • Assists and participates in the ADA Recognition process and Advisory Council
  • Conducts patient education classes and individual consults, including follow-up
  • Assists with maintaining diabetes supplies, educational materials, and products
  • Maintains continuing education in current nutritional care, diabetes management and other programs
  • Educates patients on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis, including nutrition, medication, physical activity and glucose testing
  • Constructs age-specific education
Qualifications for diabetes educator
  • Current licensure, registration or certification in a relevant area of health care practice required
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) with the American Dietetic Association
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience as a Clinical Dietitian
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) certification
  • Experience with individual and group education
  • Possess knowledge of developmental needs and competent in the assessment and treatment as it relates to the age of the patient population served
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Diabetes Educator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a diabetes educator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for diabetes educator
  • Acts as a level 5 – advanced level diabetes educator within 3 years of hire, as recognized by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) guidelines
  • Trains other team members and participates in annual provider training on insulin pumps and intensive insulin management
  • Responsibilities may very over time
  • Registered Dietitians would also coordinate with designated staff to effectively integrate medical nutrition therapy
  • Assists with staff development programs, in-services and workshops for medical center staff which may also be extended to health system entities as needed
  • Conducts community diabetes education and screenings actively participates in PRIDE advisory meetings as expected
  • Keeps current regarding management of patients with diabetes by attending conferences, educational programs and continuing education classes
  • Assures all policies and procedures are current by participating in reviewing, revising and developing policies and procedures
  • Adapts to changes or unusual circumstances to promote cooperation and minimize disruption
  • Assists with the overall coordination of the diabetes education program
Qualifications for diabetes educator
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related health care field preferred
  • Current RN licensure in the state of Florida
  • Minimum one (1) year of RN experience required
  • Strong knowledge base of the health/sick care, developmental traits and learning needs of children and their families required
  • Valid American Heart BLS certification upon hire required
  • Certified Insulin Pump Trainer preferred

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