Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Major Health Partners
March 19, 2021
Shelbyville, IN
Job Type


  • The Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) is a skilled and experienced professional Registered Nurse (RN) who is a content expert in diabetes care and education. The CDCES promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that reduce risk and optimize health outcomes. The RN CDCES has the responsibility to provide diabetes education to both the patient, their family and/or caregivers and Major Health Partners clinical staff.

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    rovides evidenced based, clinical best practice in diabetes education to persons with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

    • Participates as a member of interdisciplinary healthcare team to facilitate the continuum of care and education of patients with diabetes.

    • Serves as a consultant/resource to the clinical areas, clinic staff, and departments as it relates to diabetes education.

    • Works with the MHP Diabetes Clinic leadership team on new clinical initiatives regarding diabetes and education.

    • Cultivate positive and collaborative relationships with nursing, and clinical leadership teams to ensure that educational needs are being met in the most effective manner possible.

    • Provides leadership through educational activities to bring about changes in clinical practice regarding diabetes care and education.

    • Monitors and evaluates, as needed, resource utilization, patient outcomes, patient's skills in self-care, and patient's ability and readiness to learn.

    • Ensures correct and timely documentation in the patient's medical record following individual consultation.

    • Counsels and educates individual patients appropriately on diabetes care in conjunction with patient's medical provider (diabetes medications, exercise, diet, sick days, etc.).

    • Make recommendations to medical staff and/or pharmacy staff to consider diabetes medication adjustments.

  • Professional & Technical Skills
    • Basic computer skills and teaching ability.
  • Education
    • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing or Health Education (BSN preferred)
    • Knowledge of patient education practices and principles
  • License(s) or Certification(s)
    • Current Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
    • Current Indiana License as a Registered Nurse
    • CPR Certification
  • Other Skills or Requirements
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Customer service oriented personality
    • Good organizational skills
  • Skilled to Care for Certain Age-Related Patient Groups (incumbents will be skilled in the care of the following patient groups)
    • _____ Does not apply _____ Adolescence (13-17 years) __X__ All age groups _____ Infants (0-1 year) _____ Geriatric (65+ years) _____ Pediatric/Early Childhood (1-12 years) _____ Adult (18-64 years)
  • Major Health Partners ("MHP") exists to create and deliver superior health care solutions by providing our patients and other customers with optimal clinical and economic outcomes. We will attain these goals by combining the following attributes:
    • Attracting and retaining professional, adaptable, caring staff dedicated to life long learning using a continuous quality improvement process. Our staff will be measured and rewarded using these same principles.
    • Combining innovation, existing clinical technologies, disease prevention, and management and information technologies to meet customer needs.
  • As a public entity, we must make best use of our financial and human resources so we can care for patients without regard for their ability to pay. We must also function as the community’s leader in upgrading the level of health and wellness in the community.
  • We will be the best health care resource in central Indiana by recognizing all persons as individuals of value who deserve impeccable facilities and quality service beyond compare.
  • We are committed to:
    • Delivering Quality Clinical Outcomes
    • Providing a Quality Customer Experience
    • Recruiting, developing and retaining Quality People
    • Applying Quality Financial Practices
    • Promoting and embracing Enterprise Wide Growth
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