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UT Health Diabetes Educator - UTP Ob/Gyn, Texas Medical Center in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Diabetes Educator - UTP Ob/Gyn, Texas Medical Center

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 200000HS

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Position Summary:

Provide extensive outpatient and in-patient education on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis, including nutrition, medication, physical activity and glucose testing.

The Diabetes Educator will Perform nutrition screening, evaluation and assessment for patients. Have an advanced understanding of insulin management in pregnancy. Communicate with patients and families by reviewing blood glucose reports and status.

In addition, our Educators will have the opportunity to develop collaborative relationships with other departments, services, and agencies, to facilitate and support diabetes self-management. Marketing, promoting, and raising awareness about nutrition and diabetes education services through communication with area health professionals. Attend outreach activities such as health fairs for diabetes screening, nutrition, and health education; which may be outside of weekdays. Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to remain current in fields of expertise.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Educate patients on blood glucose monitoring, pattern management of blood glucose, insulin administration and safety guidelines, and insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system training.

  2. Provides assistance to the patient in obtaining diabetic supplies.

  3. Refer patients to community resources.

  4. Management of diabetics in the clinic, and via phone.

  5. Manage the diabetic program in compliance with the American Diabetic Association guidelines.

  6. Provide case management of diabetic patients under physicians’ supervision.

  7. Provide diabetes training and education to clinical staff.

  8. Assist with research projects including data collection, patient recruitment, and other duties as needed.

  9. Communicate with patients and families on a daily basis reviewing blood sugar reports.

  10. Communicate with schools that have diabetic patients regarding diabetes management.

  11. Refill insulin and diabetic supplies.

  12. Other duties as assigned.


Registered Nurse (RN) with current licensure or a Registered Dietitian (RD) holding active registration.

Certification as a Diabetes Educator

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Bachelor’s Degree in Food & Nutrition Sciences or related field.

Minimum Experience:

Three years of experience. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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