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Diabetes Educator - Endocrinology

Job ID: 42823
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Diabetes Educator - Endocrinology for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $36.02, more depending on experience. This position will be a part of our endocrinology Nutrition & Diabetes team, including training, education and staff meetings. The position will be stationed out of the Internal Medicine clinic once fully trained, to support internal PeaceHealth Medical Group referrals exclusively.

This clinic is near one of Bellingham's newest parks. Caregivers can enjoy a nice lunchtime walk along the beautiful trails. Come join our team in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

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Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting 65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks - there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives!  

This position is responsible for providing individualized or group, goal directed diabetes management and education for patients and their families according to the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional performance for Diabetes Educators.

Details of the position:

  • Collaboratively develops educational goals, learning objectives and a plan for education content and teaching methods for program participants.
  • Provides diabetes self management training to patients in the clinic or hospital setting. Develops an individualized follow-up plan with each patient.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of educational services provided by measuring attainment of learning objectives. Conducts a follow-up assessment upon completion of the program.
  • Documents patient care in the medical record according to standards.
  • Participate in the development of training materials. Contributes to and participates in continuous quality improvement processes.
  • Evaluates ability to obtain diabetes related medications and testing equipment and related supplies.
  • Maintain and update education materials and keeping current with operational guidelines of monitoring devices and glycemic medication delivery systems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program or Bachelors’ degree in Nutrition Sciences required.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in general medical nursing or dietetics with a variety of chronic conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular, and renal disease
  • Experience as diabetes educator in outpatient setting preferred.
  • Current Registered Nurse license in the state of practice or current national registration as dietician and state licensure or certification for the state of practice may be required.
  • Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (CDCES) credential issued by CBDCE required. (This credential previously known as CDE-Certified Diabetes Educator).
  • Other state-specific certification may be required.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

 For a full description of the position, or for questions, contact Purneet, [email protected]

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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