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Diabetes Nutrition Educator

Location: Green Valley, NV
Company: Dignity Health
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Dignity Health Medical Foundation, established in 1993, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health - one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Today, Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers, we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies, finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care, while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled, qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service.


Position Summary:

The Diabetes Nutrition Educator has in-depth knowledge of biology and social sciences and is skilled in communication and counseling. This position focuses on seven specific behaviors which are essential for improving the diabetic patient's health and quality of life.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered Dietician
  • Experience in Diabetes self-management education
  • 1 year or 500 hours of direct diabetes education within the last 2 years required; 2 years or 1000 hours of direct diabetes education within the last 2 years preferred
  • Bachelors Degree in Dietetics or Nutrition from an accredited college or university. Advanced degree in Dietetics or Nutrition from an from accredited college or university preferred.
  • Contact hours, continuing education, specialty training in diabetes self-management education 25 contact hours/year, 24 CE 1st yr, 14 CE sub. yrs (12 diabetes and 2 educ/behavioral strategies required; 60 contact hrs/year, 20 cont.ed. (16 diabetes and 4 educ/behavioral strategies, 34 1st year) preferred
  • Membership in professional associations Membership in 2 : American Assoc Diabetes Education, American Diabetes Ass, Amer Diet Assoc preferred
  • Required to obtain CDE within 6 months of hire date. CDE by Nat'l Cert Board for Diabetes Education, and CPR American Dietetic Association Examination.
  • Experience with children insulin pumps and Dexcoms.
  • Experience in Diabetes self-management education 1 year or 500 hours of direct diabetes education within the last 2 years 2 years or 1000 hours of direct diabetes education within the last 2 years Contact hours, continuing education, specialty training in diabetes self-management education 25 contact hours/year, 24 CE 1st yr, 14 CE sub. yrs (12 diabetes and 2 educ/behavioral strategies 60 contact hrs/year, 20 cont.ed. (16 diabetes and 4 educ/behavioral strategies, 34 1st year)
  • Membership in professional associations Membership in 2 : American Assoc Diabetes Education, American Diabetes Ass, Amer Diet Assoc
  • Required to obtain CDE within 6 months of hire date.
  • CDE by Nat'l Cert Board for Diabetes Education, and CPR American Dietetic Association Examination.
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