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RN - Diabetes Health Educator - 100%FTE, Day

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The RN-Certified Diabetes Educator, Ambulatory works collaboratively as an active member of the interprofessional team to provide therapeutic patient and family centered care. The RN-Certified Diabetes Educator, Ambulatory will provide education to individuals and families on a wide variety of topics with an emphasis on diabetes education. The RN-Certified Diabetes Educator, Ambulatory systematically and continuously collects and assesses data related to patient health status to develop, execute and evaluate the plan of care. RN-Certified Diabetes Educator, Ambulatory utilizes evidence to drive clinical decisions and practice related to individual and population health. RN-Certified Diabetes Educator, Ambulatory establishes goals and strategies for meeting care coordination needs across settings with the patient, family, and/or other care providers. The RN-Certified Diabetes Educator, Ambulatory considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and fiscal accountability in planning and delivering care. The RN-Certified Diabetes Educator, Ambulatory delegates and supervises care in accordance with the WI Nurse Practice Act and UW Health Nursing Professional Practice Model. The RN-Certified Diabetes Educator, Ambulatory participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives and assumes responsibility for their professional development.


Minimum - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Preferred -


Work Experience:

Minimum - 3-5 years of ambulatory RN experience

Preferred - Experience as a Diabetes Educator


Licenses and Certifications:

Minimum - Certification by the National Board of Diabetes Educators (CDE) required. Registration as a registered nurse in the state where employed or licensure in a state in the licensure compact and CPR/BLS Certification

Preferred -


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience documenting patient care in an electronic medical record.
  • Excellent verbal ,written, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently as a member of a group
  • Ability to make knowledgeable clinical assessments and judgments
  • Ability to educate staff and patients
  • Ability to provide counseling and emotional support with compassion and respect for the individual
  • Ability to provide support to the members of the care team (teamwork)
  • Must possess initiative and ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of medical records 

Physical Requirements:

Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department. 


University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.


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UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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