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Diabetes Educator

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  87774

MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION: In accordance with CMS rules, Children’s requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or receive an approved exemption.



Provides proficient education for patients and families participating in diabetes self-management education program which promotes patient safety at home, school, and in the community. Collaborates and partners with other providers to develop and initiate an education plan for individual and group classes in an efficient manner that is meaningful to the patient and family.


The Diabetes Educator can either be an Registered Nurse (RN) or a Registered Dietician (RD) and this position can either be in an Inpatient or Outpatient setting. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition or graduation from an accredited nursing school (Bachelor of Science in Nursing for nurses)


  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact or Registered Dietician license
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) as soon required number of diabetes education hours (1,000) is acquired and within 1 year of eligibility (must obtain minimum number of continuing education hours annually as required for American Diabetes Association recognition if not certified)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 30 days of employment
  • Yearly certification in use of hospital-based blood glucose monitoring system and ketone monitoring


  • No minimum experience required


  • 2 years of experience in pediatrics
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)


  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Good basic computer skills, e.g., understands and uses Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Word and willing to learn Access and Excel


  1. Education
    • Delivers family-centered diabetes education to patients ages newborn to 21 years. 
    • Determines appropriate educational plan for family and patient based on learning assessment with consideration for growth and development, psychosocial, and emotional factors.
    • Provides diabetes support and education to hospital staff.
    • Demonstrates expert knowledge of diabetes by providing current, fact-based information.
    • Provides education that reflects the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.
  2. Certification and Training
    • Maintains and enhances knowledge of current diabetes self-management practices and helps to implement changes in diabetes program as standards of practice change.
    • Meets all in-service requirements as outlined by human resources requirements and maintains competencies in job-specific tasks, including blood glucose monitoring on hospital system and ketone monitoring.
  3. Outreach
    • Assists in community outreach, e.g. walks/functions, speaking engagements, school/day-care training.
  4. Administrative
    • Assists in developing curriculum and implementing policies and procedures that guide and support the diabetes program and the system.
    • Acts flexible with scheduling to meet departmental needs, including cross campus coverage on a regular basis.
    • Handles conflicting demands on time and is able to prioritize issues efficiently.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Not Present
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Not Present
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Nursing - Nursing-Bedside

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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