Certified Diabetes Educator

The University of Oklahoma Norman, OK
OU Physicians, subsidiary of OU Medicine, is Oklahoma's largest physician group and encompasses almost every adult and child specialty.

POSITION INFORMATION: Provides diabetes education for a study, department, or clinic, collaborates with other professionals, develops educational material, coordinates visits, and maintains records.


Diabetes Education. Educates individuals with type-2 diabetes on the pathophysiology of diabetes, the psychological issues of having the disease, oral and injectable diabetic medications, and sick day management. Teaches families how to monitor blood sugars, and manage blood sugars with food and exercise.

Collaboration. Actively participates on the diabetes study team. Collaborates with study staff in meeting study objectives as outlined by the study protocol. Attends medical visits with study physician and completes study related associated paperwork.

Material Development. Develops educational materials such as the Diabetes Education Manual, workbooks, blood glucose meters and logbooks, and diabetes questionnaires to assess mastery of learned materials. May present material through lecture or with the use of multimedia video. Works with study participants in completing the education materials.

Visit Coordination. Coordinates patient visits and the associated work with the diabetes medical staff at the University site. Assists in setting schedules for return visits. Answers telephone inquiries.

Record Maintenance. Maintains study participant records according to study guidelines.

As Needed. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Nutritional Science

Experience: 24 months experience as a Diabetes Educator

Certifications/ Licenses: Certified Diabetes Educator; if the incumbent is a Nurse, they must be have State of Oklahoma Registered Nurse Certification; if the incumbent is a Nutritionist, they must be a Registered Dietician and a Licensed Dietician in the State of Oklahoma

Equivalent/ Substitution: Will consider PharmD or Physician Assistant in lieu of Bachelor's degree

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