At WellStar we all share common goals. That’s what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the most integrated healthcare provider in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
The Diabetes Educator is responsible for coordination of patient diabetes self-management education and support through clinical assessment, education and documentation throughout all phases of diabetes related care. The Diabetes Educator is responsible for providing patient education with an understanding and awareness of age specific needs. Assesses the biological, emotional, developmental, psychological, nutritional and patient/family education needs in providing care to the patient and family. Functions as a member of the diabetes management team along with the patient, physician, other clinical colleagues, family and administrative staff. Education responsibilities may include inpatient and outpatient setting and may occur in an individual or group environment. Serves as a diabetes resource internal and external to the organization. The Diabetes Educator is able to independently perform job functions. Participates in WellStar and community events (e.g. ADA walk, Diabetes Day, Health and Benefit Fairs, etc.). Provides presentations to WellStar departments, civic and community partners.
Wellstar is hiring a Diabetes Educator, This is a PRN role. Responsibilities may include
Exemplary Practice Outcomes
A. Assessment: Performs comprehensive assessment to identify patient/family needs and resources
available to meet needs.
B. Planning: Based on a comprehensive assessment, participates in the formation and modification of
an ongoing education and support plan which enhances client/family outcomes.
C. Implementation: Matches the patient/family needs to available and appropriate resources to carry
out the education and support plan.
D. Monitoring: Accountability for monitoring education and support plan, as well as goal achievement,
to evaluate process to change practice patterns that would to improve the quality, access and cost of
E. Evaluation: Evaluates and reports diagnostic (e.g. blood glucose and A1C) and assessment results
and readjusts care to meet patient needs and condition.
F. Patient Education: Identifies patient and patient’s support systems, physical and psychological
learning needs and health literacy. Utilizes education principles based on age specific criteria to meet
Teamwork and Collaboration
A. Coordinates the delivery and documentation of quality patient education that promotes the
professional care delivery model. This includes, but is not limited to, diverse and inclusive
interdisciplinary communication methods, completion of timely documentation and promotion of a
respectful, inclusive educational environment.
B. Demonstrates teamwork and collaboration by practicing in a manner that is fiscally responsible and
promotes the recruitment and retention of all department team members.
C. Participates and supports performance improvement.
D. Serves as a resource and support to organizational committees as needed.
Professional Development and Initiative
A. Completes all initial and ongoing professional competency assessment, required mandatory
education and population specific education. Non-CDE employees to complete 15 hours of diabetesrelated
CEUs annually; CDE employees to maintain CEU requirements.
B. Serves as a preceptor and/or mentor for colleagues and other departments.
Evidce Based Practice and Research
A. Upholds all system/organizational/departmental policies and procedures and clinical competencies
put forth by this job description and professional association including legal, regulatory and
accreditation requirements and standards ensuring, by way of example, fulfilment of American
Diabetes Association standards, Joint Comission Patient Safety Goals and WellStar Health System’s
B. Participates in data collection and chart audits. Consults appropriate experts and uses appropriate
resources and evidence to address practice questions.
Resources and Support
A. Proactively plans for the educational needs of patients in the course of providing education, support
and resources to patients/families.
B. Participates in the development of departmental protocols, policies and procedures, when called
upon or through self-initiation, in collaboration with clinical and non-clinical department team
members to achieve best practice outcomes
C. Supports efficient and effective use of resources.
Required Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Dietetics or Nursing from an accredited
Required Minimum Certification: Current applicable licensure/registration required in the State of Georgia (e.g. RD
or RN). Current BLS from American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers. Certification as a Certified Diabetes
Educator preferred. If not currently certified, applicant must obtain certification within two (2) years of hire.
Required Minimum Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience as an RD or RN.
Experience in treatment and education principles of patients with diabetes preferred. Bilingual experience preferred.
Pediatrics experience preferred.
Required Minimum Skills:
Professional communication skills. Computer skills. Must be physically capable of initiating CPR. Travel requirements
include local via personal automobile. Independent and self directed. Excellent organizational and communication
skills a must. Computer experience with Epic, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or other databases as needed.
Cerrtified Diabetes Educator
Basic Life Support
Registered Nurse Certified