Fairview Health Services Diabetes Education Specialist in Edina, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is searching for enthusiastic temporary Diabetes Education Specialist looking for a rewarding career at our Edina, Minnesota campus. This is a Day position, 8 hour shifts.

The Certified Diabetes Education Specialist is responsible for the education of patients, their families and appropriate support systems about diabetes self-management and related issues. The CDES provides diabetes self-management education (DSME) and coordinates protocol-based diagnostic testing and treatment, which may include medication management, nutrition, physical activity, healthy coping, risk reduction, monitoring and problem-solving. The CDES also serves as a resource to other staff members as needed. Provide consultation to providers on best practice in management of patients with diabetes.

About This Position:

  • Complex Patient Population

  • Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth and Development

  • Continuous Learning Opportunities

  • Stimulating Work Environment

  • Making a Difference for People in Our Communities

Responsibilities/Job Description

Responsibilities / Job Description:

  • Provides direct patient education in an individual or group setting. Following specific curriculum developed for diabetes education

  • Assesses patient's physical, psychosocial, behavioral and educational needs (to include self-management, nutrition, physical activity, medication taking, and health maintenance labs) and interprets the information to identify individualized clinical and educational needs.

  • Teaches technical stills, concepts of diabetes self management and facilitates behavior change for patients with Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes as well as those with pre-diabetes.

  • Collaborates with the patient to establish individual goals.

  • Communicates with providers and nursing staff to keep them aware of patient progress and recommends changes in regimen as appropriate.

  • Evaluates the patients comprehension of completed education and develops follow up plans to address ongoing needs.

  • Documentation of required assessments, interventions, evaluations, and follow-up is consistent with established departmental and ADA standards.

  • Individualizes education presentation & materials to the patient and patient circumstance.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Registered Pharmacist

  • 3-5 year of experience as a diabetes educator

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Pharmacy

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-23493

Profession Non-Clinical Professional

Speciality Nursing Float Pool

Location Fairview Southdale Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 64

Department Nursing Float Pool