Diabetes Educator- Nursing Education - Full Time 1.0

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  • Northwest Health - Porter Northwest Health - Porter

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  • Full Time

Job Description

Designs and implements health education programs designed to increase awareness and knowledge for the improvement of health in a community. Keeps up-to-date on changes in health care technology to keep health education program material current. May lead and direct the work of others.


The Diabetes Educator works with individuals, families, groups, and communities to educate and treat patients/clients diagnosed with diabetes while ensuring that the AADE Standards of Care are met. The Diabetes Educator incorporates current knowledge into the education and treatment of diabetic patients. Diabetes Educators function within the hospital system providing, coordinating, and collaborating on the care of acute inpatients and outpatients. Assesses, plans intervenes, and evaluates basic diabetes nursing practices which promote health, assist patients/clients in implementing a diabetes care treatment plan and prevent long-term complications and co-morbidities. Assists patients/clients in self-management strategies and in coping with the psychosocial impact of a chronic illness. Participates in the identification of new or at-risk individuals in the community and in health promotion education/activities which reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Actively participates in the continuing education of other nurses who may care for diabetic patients.

Education/ Licensure

  • Associates Degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing (Diploma required).
  • Upon hire, the agreement received to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from an accredited university or college [Diploma required].
  • Upon hire, the agreement received to achieve Certified Diabetes Educator within 2 years. [Certificate will be submitted upon completion].
  • Indiana Registered Nurse License required.


  • 3 - 5 years of clinical experience in nursing.
  • 1 year of diabetes education experience (Preferred)
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