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Diabetes Care & Education Specialist - RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Company: Swedish Covenant Hospital
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Diabetes Care & Education SpecialistJOB SUMMARY

The Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) plans, directs, and provides nutritional diabetes care to patients in the outpatient setting. Provides medical nutrition therapy and diabetic education to patients and families or significant others to improve nutrition status and diabetes management. Communicates care plan with interdisciplinary team.


Essential Functions

Demonstrates a service orientation and commitment to the mission of Swedish Hospital, Part of NorthShore, and adheres to all responsibilities and standards of the organization.

1. Plans, directs, and provides nutritional diabetes care to patients.

2. Provides initial and follow-up diabetes education sessions.

3. Conducts diabetes and/or nutrition education classes when needed.

4. Electronically documents all aspects of diabetes care.

5. Participates in conferences and meetings as appropriate; represents the work unit on organizational initiatives.

6. Attends special meetings and rounds as assigned.

7. Assists with quality improvement audits and projects as assigned.


Independently anticipates and always responds appropriately to the age related patients' psychosocial and physical needs. Independently obtains and integrates clinical information in terms of age and developmental needs of patients and responds appropriately.


* Name, Demographic, Financial, and Clinical
* Computer system access is assigned based on director's access level request and on the minimum necessary as described in this job description. Approval for level of access is given by the system administrator or manager of the department that has ownership of system/module. See Computer System Access Controls Policy.


* Bachelor of Science degree
* Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse patient population, interdisciplinary medical team
* Working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel), intranet/internet, and web-based portal functionality
* Ability to chart and explain patient needs through assessment
* Ability to interact positively and effectively with multiple departments
* Ability to use good judgement and utilize independent decision-making skills to effectively problem solve and resolve issues
* EPIC experience preferred


* Current Illinois state license as a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist or Registered Nurse
* If Registered Dietitian: Current registration as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and current certification by the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES).
* If Registered Nurse: Current Certification by the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES).




* Interdisciplinary medical team
* Patients and families
* Ancillary department employees
* Administrative staff and other employees


* Sits at desk 50-75% of day; On feet and walking 25-50%
* Exposed to patients on respiratory isolation
* Potential for exposure to chemicals, airborne diseases, blood and bodily fluids.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Keywords: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago , Diabetes Care & Education Specialist - RDN - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Education / Teaching , Chicago, Illinois

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