This position primarily works with pediatric patient populations and is is located off-campus in Lexington, KY at UKHC Turfland Clinic.

The Diabetes Care and Education Specialist is an integral part of the diabetes care team, working alongside physicians and advanced practice providers to ensure integrated and comprehensive management of patients with diabetes-related disorders. This role involves demonstrating a high-level of practice in diabetes education, encompassing care coordination, autonomous assessment, problem-solving, counseling, and data analysis. The specialist engages in clinical and educational assessments to guide decision-making, contributes to the development of educational materials and policies, and maximizes teaching and learning skills. Collaborating with an interdisciplinary team, they foster a positive and collaborative environment while maintaining a sound knowledge of billing practices.

In this role, the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist may engage in a variety of activities, such as providing comprehensive diabetes management, conducting assessments, developing individualized care plans, delivering counseling and therapeutic interventions, adjusting regimens, and evaluating the effectiveness of diabetes care. They collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to ensure integrated care, participate in the development and review of educational materials and policies, and play a vital role in optimizing self-management skills and outcomes for patients with diabetes-related disorders.

Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Dietitian (RD) and Licensed Diabetes Educator. Need to obtain Certified Diabetes Care Education Specialist (CDCES) within 2 years of hire.

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