Certified Diabetes Educator

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The Certified Diabetes Educator serves as an expert in the areas of routine and complex diabetes education and self-management skills as it applies to patients with diabetes of all ages.  This includes specialized and/or risk assessment, goal setting, determining and implementing evidence-based interventions, evaluating the patient’s response to care and progress towards goals, state of the art education and intervention, follow-up evaluation and outcome measurement.  Along with a diabetic caseload, this clinician also develops and maintains strong physician and hospital relationships, contributing to the strength of the glycemic management program.

  1. *Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently demonstrates our core values.
  2. *Assesses patient needs identifying barriers to learning, preferred ways of learning, and valued goals, and incorporates these into the education plan.
  3. *Assesses patient and family knowledge and skill, establishes mutual behavioral goals, formulates an education plan, provides a means to accomplish these goals, and documents actions and response in accordance to Bryan policy.
  4. *Incorporates cultural considerations into the plan/ delivery of care.
  5. *Implements patient and family education (group and individualized) in all aspects of diabetes care, according to the 15 content areas of the National Standards for Diabetes Education, and in conjunction with all American Diabetes Association requirements for an ADA Recognized program.
  6. *Maintains a state-of-the-art approach to diabetes care, self-management training and age specific education based on the progression from basic survival skills to advance information for daily self-management.
  7. *Collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary health team to define and achieve patient and family goals.
  8. *Identifies barriers or systemic problems that impair the ability to meet patient, physician, and program goals and contributes to the resolution of barriers/problems.
  9. Collaborates with Directors and/or Nurse Managers to develop strategic plans related to glycemic management across interdisciplinary lines.
  10. Continuously works with providers and Medical Center staff to refine, expand, and enhance glycemic management program goals, strategies, and clinical outcomes.
  11. *Participates in data collection and analysis for ongoing program evaluation.
  12. *Facilitates and coaches clinical staff in the implementation of patient education, discharge planning, and other relevant practices relating to glycemic management.
  13. *Serves as a consultant to ensure continuity of care, “best practice,” and systems improvement for nurses, patients/families, health-care disciplines, and/or the community at-large.
  14. Serves as a role model to colleagues, students and other care providers.
  15. Commits to self-directed professional development for knowledge, competence, and experience pertinent to work responsibilities.

Current Registered Nurse licensure from the State of Nebraska or approved compact state of residence as defined by the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act.  Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in clinical practice required. Certified Diabetes Educator certification required at hire or within one (1) year of hire date.


Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics or Food and Nutrition with post baccalaureate internship resulting in registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a Registered Dietitian (RD). Current Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist (LMNT) licensure from the state of Nebraska required. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in clinical practice required. Certified Diabetes Educator certification required at hire or within one (1) year of hire date.  Basic Life Support (CPR) certification required.

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