Diabetes Educator N/E |Elkhart General Hospital at Beacon Health Systems in Elkhart, Indiana

Posted in General Business 5 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


  • Reports to Manager. Provides diabetes self-management education and training (DSME/T) and Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT), using assessment, goal setting, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Develops, presents, and facilitates educational offerings for patients, families, and communities on diabetes. Educates diabetes patients based on their needs. Collaboratively establishes standards of care and protocols for patient populations.

  • Mission: To enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the communities we serve as the community's provider of outstanding quality, superior value and comprehensive health care services.

    Vision: Our vision is to achieve:

    • Innovative health care and well-being services of the highest quality at the greatest value

    • Easy access and convenience

    • Outstanding patient experiences

    • Ongoing education involving physicians, patients and the community


  • Education and Experience

    • The knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics/Nutrition. Licensed as a Registered Dietitian, State Dietitian licensure, and Certified as a Diabetes Educator (NCBDE) is required. A minimum of 2 years of job-related experience is required. Clinical expertise in area of dietetics practice.

    • Preferred: Master's degree

    • Experience in patient education is required

  • Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent knowledge base/clinical skills in specialty area.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Knowledge of hospital organization R/T communication, policies/procedures, standards of care, etc.

  • Preparation/experience in education/teaching desired.

  • Requires resourcefulness in emergency situations.
  • Working Conditions

  • At risk for occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens.

  • Various hours of work due to need of specific unit.

  • Mentally taxing at times due to need to prioritize, respond to changing patient/unit needs, unpredictable census/acuity.
  • Physical Demands
    • Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.