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Diabetes Educator

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Diabetes Educator

Job Type

Full-Time

Classification

Exempt

Grade

E10 (59961.0 - 89942.0)

Department

Clinic

Supervisor

Position Summary

Under direct supervision of the SDPI Diabetes Community Health Program Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and directing program and activities dealing with the promotion of health through the application of evidence-based scientific knowledge of diabetes related education and clinical nutrition. Will be responsible for providing diabetes related education and nutrition counseling to those identified with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, patients diagnosed with pre diabetes and those with family histories. Will function as a collaborative member of the Diabetes Team for routine care & contributing to on-going health and wellness activities.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) preferred

  • Master’s degree (preferred) or bachelor’s degree in nursing or nutrition from an accredited college or university.

  • Experience in clinical and community nutrition strongly preferred

  • Clinical experience working with people with diabetes, pre diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, etc. required

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with Native Americans. Must be able to work in a diverse minority environment

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Plans, organizes, and directs education and nutrition services for the Health Center

  • Provides the nutrition support for the Health Care Team including Community Health

  • Identifies, develops and distributes diabetes related and nutritional education material for the Health Center and all communities.

  • Provides diabetes and nutritional education to meet prevention and treatment needs for individuals as well as specific groups (not limited to) pre-natal, youth, diabetic, pre diabetic, obese

  • Provides alternative food preparation methods to specific groups – Commodity Food Program and others upon request

  • Plans for and administers the Summer Foods Program in accordance with SFSP regulations.

  • Assists Senior Program staff in menu development; certifies menu.

  • Provides referred clients with an evaluation and objective based nutritional care plan i.e. individual counseling

  • Assists in developing budget for the diabetes education and nutrition program; performs related work as required by the SDPI Diabetes Community Health manager.

  • Contributes to monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner, building respect and confidence.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in verbal or written format.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including Windows (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)