Grady Health System offers many career paths for your professional growth. Whether you have many years of experience or are in the early stages on your career, you can find a rewarding position at Grady!JOB SUMMARY: The Diabetes Educator possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in prediabetes, diabetes prevention, and management. The CDE educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition. The CDE promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that optimize health outcomes for the patient. The Diabetes Educator utilizes diabetes self-management education (DSME) strategies to develop an individual assessment and education plan developed collaboratively with the individual. The plan includes:
Educational interventions directed toward helping the individual achieve self-management goals.
Periodic evaluations to determine attainment of educational objectives or need for additional interventions and future reassessments.
A personalized follow-up plan developed collaboratively by the individual and educator(s) for ongoing self-management support.
Documentation in the education record of the assessment and education plan and the intervention and outcomes.
Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN), Registered Dietitian (RD) or Nutritionist, Masters Prepared Social worker or Masters Certified Health Education Specialist is required.
Two (2) or more years of professional practice experience in an ambulatory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience in a hospital inpatient, outpatient, behavioral health or social service environment is required.
Experience in motivational interviewing in health coaching or goal setting is required.
Certification as Diabetes Educator (CDE) by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) or willingness to complete within 1 year is required.
Applicable licenser and certification must be current and active for the state of Georgia.
Must have current American Heart Association BLS card.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
Excellent presentation skills, basic computer knowledge, good organization skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks are required.
Ability to work either in a team orientated environment or work independently is required.
Positive and enthusiastic attitude and ability to effectively work and interact with all levels within the organization is required.
Strong prioritization and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to be flexible to changing priorities is required.
EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.