Department Name: H3270:Nursing Practice and Support Services
The Diabetes Educator (DE) will work with diabetes care providers (e.g., physicians, Advanced Practice Providers) to provide integrated and comprehensive management of patients with diabetes-related disorders. This individual will demonstrate a moderate-level of practice in diabetes education serving under his/her qualified mentor. The DE will be guided by his/her individual scope of practice, provide counseling, regimen adjustment, problem solving, and recognizing and prioritizing data. Will also engage in clinical and educational assessments to guide clinical decision-making and serves as a resource for review of BBDC materials and policies. This role participates in appropriate training to maximize teaching and learning skills with a focus on analyzing, evaluating, and creating; and demonstrates positivity and the ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team.
Excellent verbal communication skills, strong written communication skills, ability to engage and motivate others, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Knowledge of computer software, expertise in interdisciplinary team collaboration and relations, ability to work independently, and ability to provide technical advice, guidance, and support to professional staff.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
RN/RD + Licensed Diabetes Educator eligible
Bachelor's degree in Nursing or Dietetics.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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