Diabetes Educator/Dietician | OP Diabetic Education

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Diabetes Educator/Dietician
Job ID: 5122
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Allied Health-Clinical
Location: Winston SAlem, NC North Carolina
Allied Health-Clinical, Medical, Healthcare11/22/2013Job Summary: The Diabetes Educator demonstrates mastery in the body of diabetes knowledge and treatment therapies while utilizing behavioral and case management interventions in the care of patients with diabetes. The Diabetes Educator provides quality diabetes self-management education...

Job Description


Job Summary: The Diabetes Educator demonstrates mastery in the body of diabetes knowledge and treatment therapies while utilizing behavioral and case management interventions in the care of patients with diabetes. The Diabetes Educator provides quality diabetes self-management education (DSME) to all referred patients with diabetes and their families through the implementation of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognition standards of care. The Diabetes educator works with a multifaceted education instructional team using their individual disciplinary expertise to collaboratively provide comprehensive age appropriate diabetes education. Management responsibilities include intensive therapies which require critical thinking and independent judgment in collaboration with the patient, referring physician, medical director, and other designated members of the health care team. The Diabetes Educator maintains extensive follow-up for complex patient population while exploring pertinent resources for improved outcomes.

Education / Experience: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing-BSN preferred, or graduation from an accredited school with a preferred Baccalaureate Degree in Human Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition, Biological Sciences, Dietetics, Sociology, Public Health, Psychology, or Pharmacy. Must have broad ranges of knowledge on diabetes for age appropriate population and its interrelation to co-existing health problems. Minimum of two years of diabetes related work experience. Patient oriented educational experience preferred.

Reports To: Center Administrator

Licensure, Certification and / or Registration: Current licensure or certification to practice as Registered Nurse in North Carolina, Registered Dietitian, Registered Pharmacists, Social worker, Family Counselor, Health Educator, or Exercise Physiologist. Certified Diabetes Educator (C.D.E.) preferred. If not certified, must obtain certification within two years.

Essential Functions:

  1. Maintains competency skills by participating in continued education and professional development.
  2. Provides patient management by assessing, planning and documenting.
  3. Implements interventions as per dept. guidelines, management protocols, and specific patient needs.
  4. Evaluates patient's progress and revises plan of care as needed.
  5. Demonstrates proficiency in all aspects of diabetes education.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Good communication skills including verbal, non-verbal, and listening
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and working knowledge or principles of human learning
  • Good organizational skills

Work Environment:

  • Clean, well lit, comfortable
  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
  • May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient illnesses
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-0175. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

It is the policy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.



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