Clinical Diabetes Educator

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 219236

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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Job Summary

This role provides diabetes self-management education and support for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. This role also develops and maintains related curriculums and systems.

Job Responsibilities

Provide patient education and ongoing patient support in consultation with physician and advanced practice nursing staff

  • Perform complete educational and skills assessments for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes managed on oral medications, insulin injections and insulin pumps
  • Provide diabetes self-management education to families including 1:1, group / classroom settings and electronically (telephone/web-based)
  • Develop, document and implement education & treatment plan for patients
  • Evaluate and meet patient and family learning needs
  • Follow up with patients to evaluate achievement of learning goals
  • Assist families with making decisions about diabetes self-care including meal planning / carbohydrate counting, planning for exercise, daily schedule adjustments, responding to high and low blood sugar readings and other questions
  • Determine insulin dosing based on blood glucose patterns for patients on insulin pumps, on basal/bolus programs and on multiple daily injections (MDI)
  • Assist with family sick day management guidelines and identify / coordinate resources


Develop and maintain patient education curriculums and systems necessary to maintain Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recognition

  • Develop and revise educational materials for patients and clinics
  • Collaborate internally regarding patient education systems (Connelly, Homecare)
  • Participate in data collection and analysis for ongoing accreditation processes
  • Participate in reviews of program, system and patient outcomes to make program changes using data including volume, revenue, safety, outcomes, and satisfaction.
  • Develop resources for clinicians including technology updates and practice guidelines
  • Collaborate with clinicians on continuous glucose monitoring systems including operation, sensor device insertion and downloading / interpretation of monitoring data
  • Assist in product incorporation and act as industry liaison for diabetes supplies including meters, pumps, continuous glucose monitoring and insulin products

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

RN or LDN in PA
Certification as a Diabetes Educator through the American Diabetes Association required or CDE eligible with expectation of successful credentialing within 12 months of hire.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience:

  • One (1) year of pediatric diabetes-related experience
  • Experience with managing patients on insulin pumps and use of CGMS systems.

Additional Technical Requirements

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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