Certified Diabetes Educator

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Diabetes Educator - Certified works collaboratively with the Diabetes/Endocrinology team and the specific population served to provide discipline and level appropriate clinical and educational services. The focus of the position is assessment of patient education needs, creation of individualized self-management plan, and provision of instruction to promote self -management skills to referred patients, family members and caregivers. This position will support the recognition/accreditation of the UC Heath Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support program through adherence to program requirements, collection and reporting of program data, and participation in quality improvement initiatives.



Engages in population appropriate communication.

Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.

Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.

Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.

Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.

Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.

Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.

Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.

Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Diabetes Education and Support:

Maintain expected and domain specific knowledge and skills for the delivery of diabetes education and support

Successful completion of initial and annual of competencies for Diabetes Educator -Certified.

Understand and adhere to Scope of Practice, Standard of Practice, and Standards of Performance for Diabetes Educators.

Participates in program development, maintaining current evidence based practices in DSMES activities.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES):

Provide DSMES to referred and scheduled patients in individual and group settings.

Evaluate patient blood glucose logs and device downloads, identify patterns and explain to patient any changes to diabetes care plan per provider approval.

Respond to patient calls for diabetes self-management questions and concerns.

In depth understanding of diabetes medical devices (meters, CGM, insulin pumps).

Able to download diabetes medical devices and create/print/save reports.

DSMES Interactions:

Interact with other team members to provide interdisciplinary approach to DSMES.

DSMES Collaboration:

Interact with other health professionals as a productive member of the health care team.

DSMES Compliance:

Conduct all Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support activities in compliance with the requirements of American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Program in order maintain program accreditation.

Initial Assessment.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES).

Follow Up DSMES.

Tracking and reporting outcomes according to department policy.

Any other current DSMES accreditation requirements.

DSMES Community:

Participate in community activities to support and educate diabetes population, raise awareness, and promote UC Health Diabetes\\Endocrinology.


Minimum Required: Associates Degree - Preferred Degree - Nursing: Licensed (RN Track). Bachelors Degree - Minimum Required - Dietetics (Dietician Track). | (RN Track) = Licensed Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator - Required. (Dietician Track) = Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator - Required. | 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience - Minimum Required. 3 - 5 Years equivalent experience - Preferred.

Depending on career track see specified degree, licensure, certification and experience requirements above.