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Are you interested in a position that has a close working relationship with diabetes providers as well as regular and ongoing interaction with patients/clients in individual and group settings? Do you want to work for a healthcare organization where your work has a positive impact on the lives of its patients? If so, please read on!
The Diabetes Care & Education Specialist earns a competitive wage of $20 – $28 per hour depending on education, training, and experience. Diabetes educators who have earned the CDCES credential are paid at a higher rate. We also offer great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan, and paid time off (PTO). We also cover the costs of annual CEU requirements. If this sounds like the ideal opportunity for you, apply today!
ABOUT ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIABETES CENTER
Our organization was founded on the principle of providing comprehensive, individualized, and leading-edge medical care for patients with all types of diabetes and all ages. Diabetes Care & Education Specialists work with prescribing providers to deliver individualized care, education, and support. Our clinic is a leader in diabetes therapies, including use of the latest diabetes technologies such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. We strive to provide a refuge from the storms of life where those who are ill can come to be refreshed and replenished.
We are a family-oriented company that values our employees. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll love that we are located close to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Our team enjoys great benefits and the opportunity to work on the leading edge of medical technology.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A Diabetes Care & Education Specialist
As a Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, you play a key role in the day-to-day care of people with all types of diabetes as well as their families/caregivers. You work closely with physicians and other providers to help people with diabetes develop and implement their diabetes care plan. Diabetes Care & Education Specialists are experts in helping patients with medication management, nutrition planning, improving physical activity, risk reduction, and emotional management of diabetes. You would also assist patients in finding resources, including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors to reduce the burden of caring for diabetes. Our Diabetes Care & Education Specialists work with patients in and individual setting, teach group classes, and utilize televisits. We provide training for managing diabetes in schools and in the workplace. Because of the large patient volume the clinic supports, Diabetes Care & Education Specialists spend some of their time working in the clinic’s call center. We manage a rotating on-call schedule to facilitate care and education needs of newly-diagnosed type 1 diabetes patients, particularly pediatric patients on the weekends. Diabetes Care & Education Specialists often provide support and training for research personnel as well as assisting with device-related clinical trials. Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center has an ADA Recognized Diabetes Education Program, which requires the diabetes education team to assist patients with goal-settings, goal follow-up, and documentation and reporting of patient-centered and clinical outcomes. The ability to review data uploaded from insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors and make recommendation is essential and done daily. Regular documentation of all care and education activities are also completed in the electronic medical record for each patient/client. Diabetes Care & Education Specialists need to be exceptional listeners and skilled at motivational interviewing. Additionally, you would be involved in a variety of community and promotional events such as health fairs, school trainings, working with future professionals/interns, creating and updating education materials and content, and presenting at community events. We have several annual support events that we sponsor, including the Kids With Diabetes Evening at the Zoo. The education team utilizes their knowledge, skills, and creativity to plan and execute this fun event. Because diabetes is a rapidly-changing field, it is essential that you obtain ongoing continuing education.
- Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian, Pharmacist, or Masters-Level Health Educator (MCHES)
- Idaho License to practice if discipline requires
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Flexibility in work hours, including willingness to be in the on-call rotation.
Certified Diabetes Care & Education (CDCES) credential is preferred but can be earned while on the job. Patient counseling experience and diabetes-specific experience are also a plus. Computer skills are important due to the required ongoing documentation requirements through electronic medical records and other outcome-tracking systems. Experience or understanding of reimbursement, billing/coding, and payment systems not required, but would make candidates more competitive.
This full-time clinical Diabetes Care & Education Specialist typically works 40 hours per week, but may be done in 4 10-hour days. You may be asked to work an occasional weekend or holiday as part of the on-call schedule. You may also be asked to work occasional evening hours if community or clinic activities need.
READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
We understand your time is valuable, so we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you have what it takes to be a Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
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