Monterey, CA, United States
Under the leadership of the department director and the diabetes program manager, the diabetes educator position is responsible for providing patient education to the outpatients/inpatients in the diabetes program. The diabetes educator is an active member of the health care team and participates in multi-disciplinary rounds, as needed (e.g., diabetes rounds). The diabetes educator must be able to interact empathetically and compassionately with a variety of patients with chronic, acute and critical care medical needs. The diabetes educator must be able to articulate the medical science related to diabetes and translate their knowledge into layman's terms in one-to-one counseling sessions, group classes, public speaking engagements, and while working with print, audio, and video media. The diabetes educator possesses a broad scope of knowledge and skills to provide patient education to facilitate patient self-care management. Experience: Must have at least 3 years of broad clinical nursing experience. A focus in diabetes education is highly preferred. Fluency, the ability to communicate orally, and the ability to read and write in English is required. The ability to project a positive, warm, friendly and healing attitude to the patients of Community Hospital and to the community is required. Excellent customer service is required. Two years experience as a diabetes educator working with patient education is preferred. Formal and informal teaching experience to include facilitating and teaching individuals and groups is preferred. Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish and additional foreign languages is strongly preferred. Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing strongly preferred. Licensure/Certification: State of California RN license required. Certified Diabetes Education (CDE) certification required. . American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification required. Equal Opportunity Employer,
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