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Diabetes Nurse Educator

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Women's Health in Women's Hands

Diabetes Nurse Educator
Full-Time position (1.0 FTE)

The Community Health Nurse is a Registered Nurse with strong skills in primary care nursing, community education and outreach, individual counseling, and facilitation skills. In addition, the successful candidate will have some prior specialization in diabetes or an interest to learn more about the management of diabetes. Reporting to the Clinical Services Manager, the Diabetes Nurse Educator is a permanent position at 1 FTE (5 days per week).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assess, support, and monitor clients living with diabetes to help them manage their diabetes based on goals established with the client
  • Work directly and collaboratively with the Diabetes Education Program (DEP) staff and broader clinical team to coordinate client care and support; this may occur via consultations, interdisciplinary committee, team visits, and other modes
  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate diabetes education and prevention community initiatives in collaboration with other staff, including dietitians and other Community Team staff. Initiatives may include education and/or support groups, workshops, community screenings, outreach, etc.
  • Performing added nursing skills as outlined by the Controlled Act set by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Insulin teaching and titration as prescribed by the primary care provider
  • Ensuring appropriate, comprehensive care is delivered through maintenance of complete and accurate medical records, participating in chart reviews and discussions and dealing with women’s inquiries.
  • Initiating and/or participating in care planning conferences with other WHIWH staff and community agencies [clinical and non-clinical] to ensure coordination of services to women as appropriate.
  • Provide individual counseling to clients with diabetes
  • Facilitate group education classes
  • Develop educational resources

Skills and Qualifications include:

  • Certification as a Registered Health Nurse in the Province of Ontario
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a recognized university.
  • Member of RNAO; current member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Thorough knowledge and proficiency in current nursing physical assessment and treatment methods.
  • Three to five years’ experience in primary care nursing in a community setting; an understanding of health promotion.
  • Current in evidence-based and clinical practices, especially for diabetes
  • Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community-based health care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Skilled in using adult education principles for counseling, group facilitation, and workshops
  • Experience in diabetes education is an asset
  • In addition to English, the ability to speak and write a language of one of our priority populations an asset.

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre offers a competitive salary and benefits, along with a multidisciplinary team environment where work-life balance is valued and practiced.

How to Apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter with subject line: “Diabetes Nurse Educator” to the attention of:

Human Resources Department

Closing Date: January 18th, 2019

Please send a single file in MS Word or PDF format only.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview