Mille Lacs Health System
  • Onamia, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


The Diabetic Educator provides training and education for Diabetic patients enabling them to become self-managing of their disease. Plans, organizes and delivers education or MLHS patients and community members as a licensed, professional RN or Registered Dietician.  The Diabetes Educator utilizes nursing skills (assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation) in a systematic approach to the direct and indirect care of diabetic patients and their families/caregivers and in alignment with MLHS and the Diabetes Self-Management program's mission.  Supports and participates in the assessment, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of quality activities in accordance with the MLHS quality program.

Will consider RN or CDE for a 1.0 FTE - (80 hrs per pay period)- Day Shift Position 

Job Duties

The essential functions of this job are identified with an asterisk (*) at the end of the bullet point.

  • Develops, implements and provides education program for Diabetic patients.
  • Keeps and records documentation related to Diabetic training as required by guidelines from the American Diabetic Association.
  • Develops, Provides, & implements up to date information Diabetic clients and takes responsibility for planning of program.
  • Keeps self-educated and informed on current and changing trends and techniques and integrates them into her lesson plans for all educational offerings.
  • Supports the MLHS Mission/ Vision/ & Values and incorporates this example into her education plans and through her daily actions and performance of duties.
  • Functions as a positive professional role model by mentoring less experienced staff, coaching and sharing skills.
  • Identifies safety risk concerns and actively attempts to resolve or report the concern to appropriate person.
  • Follows Infection Control guidelines and intervenes when observing someone failing to follow safety or infection control guidelines.
  • Participates in the control of cost effective services by proper use of equipment, supplies and takes responsibility for reporting equipment that is not functioning properly.
  • Exercises good judgment and seeks out answers to questions.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision.
  • Promptly addresses customers' requests & concerns and attempts to exceed their expectations whenever possible.
  • Is courteous and respectful when speaking to customers both external & internal.
  • Follows facility policies related to confidentiality or sensitive information.
  • Actively participates and plans community events promoting wellness, diabetes education and diabetic resources for the community.
  • Is available to provide information necessary for clinic and hospital staff in the area of diabetes and the diabetic patient.
  • Works closely with MLHS and outside providers providing referral for DSME services.
  • Provides consults as ordered by the ordering provider.
  • Provides in-services for clinic and hospital staff as requested.
  • Diabetes disease and treatment process.
  • Incorporating nutrition management and physical activity into lifestyle.
  • Use of diabetes medication safely.
  • Blood glucose monitoring, interpreting and using results as a pattern management.
  • Prevention, detection, ad treatment of acute and chronic complications.
  • Developing strategies to address psychosocial issues.
  • Developing strategies to promote health/change behavior.
  • Attends and participate in appropriate diabetic education to ensure that MLHS is offering the most up to date information and education to patients and staff members.
  • Establishes and maintains links to diabetes resources by identification of patient needs.
  • Participates in the development of curriculum and training materials.
  • Provides referral to other members of the DSME care team in order to make available optimal diabetes care for the patients.
  • Establish/maintains a diabetic registry and incorporates into clinical management of diabetic patients.
  • Contributes to, and participates in a continuous quality improvement process to measure DSME program and to identify and address opportunities for improvement.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employee will comply with all Mille Lacs Health System (MLHS) policies, including safety policies, procedures, and rules. All will be expected to report unsafe conditions to a member of management. 

Required Education and Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota or Registered as a Licensed Dietician.
  • Completes at least 15 CEUs per year pertaining to diabetes per American Diabetes Association recognition requirements.
  • Knowledge of Nursing practice, policies, procedures, and medical ethics equivalent to years of experience.
  • Knowledge and at least 1 year of experience with diabetic patients.
  • Keeps current with new diabetic changes.
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