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Diabetes Educator Registered Dietician - Diabetic Education

Company: Carle Health
Location: Normal
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The diabetes educator has the responsibility to support and ensure the implementation of education for the diabetic patient inthe out-patient setting. Functions as a resource for diabetes management. Uses appropriate theories of learningand behavior change in the development and implementation of diabetes self-management education. Oversees the planning,implementation and evaluation of the Diabetes Self Management Education program and provides intermittent updates and anannual review of the DSME program plan, teaching methods, content, resources available and program effectiveness.


Bachelor's Degree in Food & Nutrition or Dietetics

Dietitian License Illinois upon hire and Registered Dietitian (CDR) upon hire.

One (1) Healthcare/Medical - Dietitian/Nutritionist

Possesses planning, leadership and organizational skills. Demonstrates ability to accept and institute change. Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with others.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with patients, families, and/or significant others in establishing mutual learning goals and behavior change goals.
  • Develop, implement, and document teaching plan, educational interventions, and follow-up plan based on the learning needs assessment for patients, families, and/or significant others.
  • Evaluate, interpret, monitor and document the diabetes education needs of patients using established standards of care and practice guidelines.
  • Develop, review, update and implement educational materials to meet the needs of patients and professionals
  • Maintain the National Diabetes Advisory Board (NDAB) Standards in order to maintain the Education Recognition Program (ERP)certificate from the American Diabetes Association.
  • Identify resources needed to achieve objectives for target population, including adequate space, personnel, budgetand instructional materials
  • Serve as a resource person and mentor to staff related to clinical knowledge of diabetes management.
  • Oversee standing advisory committee which consists of a physician, nurse educator, dietitian, behavioral science expert,consumer, and a community representative to oversee the program.
  • Use instructional methods and materials appropriate for the target population
    • Maintain knowledge of current developments, trends and techniques in diabetes management and education and makes

      recommendations regarding use in diabetes program.
    • Develops individualized teaching plans for self-management (Diet, Medication, Self-care)
    • Implements evidence based clinical practice guidelines for diabetes education
    • Communicate education and follow-up recommendations to physicians and other health care providers within the

      multidisciplinary team

      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Normal , Diabetes Educator Registered Dietician - Diabetic Education, Education / Teaching , Normal, Illinois

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