Diabetes Educator

Apply now Job Vacancy: 22-164
Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Mercer Medicine (Health/Medical Services)

Position Title

Diabetes Educator

Department

Mercer Medicine

Division

School of Medicine

Vacancy Number

22-164

Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type

Full-time

Job Category

Staff

Hours Per Week

40

Responsibilities

The Diabetes Educator works closely and with the direction of the providers in the Endocrinology department. Performs professional nursing, consultation and educational services for persons with diabetes. Responsible for educating patients on lifestyle changes involved in diabetes diagnosis including nutrition, medication, physical activity and glucose testing to include education on diabetic pumps and sensors. Collects patient data to monitor patient health status and proactively manages the patient’s condition.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must be certified as a Diabetic Educator (CDE) and have current and valid professional license, and/or certification, and/or degree required for their discipline.  Additionally, candidates should have two years of experience caring for individuals with diabetes.

The successful candidate must be highly organized, service oriented, and possess creative problem solving skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. The ability to work independently and as a team is essential. Maturity, flexibility, and an ability to remain calm and poised under difficult situations are vital. Must be able to maintain confidentiality as appropriate. Must possess the ability to obtain and apply new technologies as needed.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Professional knowledge and skill as a diabetes and health educator with in depth knowledge and understanding of the nature of diabetes and related issues and patient care concerns.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw medically appropriate conclusions.
  • Ability to design, develop, deliver and evaluate educational programs and materials.
  • Ability to work with diverse population and represent organization in a positive manner.
  • Knowledge of HIPPA, regulatory requirements, including state, federal and local regulations.
  • Technical and clinical knowledge of diabetic medications, sensors and pumps and possess the ability to train and give guidance on the use of pumps and sensors and medication sensors.
Is a criminal background check needed for this position?

Yes

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis

Monthly

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you hold a current Diabetes Educator certification?
2. Do you have at least two years of experience caring for individuals with diabetes?
3. Describe your prior related experience.

EEO Statement

AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability

Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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