RN Diabetes Educator Full Time Days


Date Posted:
Job Code:
Certi Diab Educ
MLK Community Hospital & Foundation
1680 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles
United States of America
Nursing - RN
Pay Rate Type:
Salary Range (Depending on Experience):
$102,523.20 - $148,636.80

If you are interested please apply online and send your resume to MarisMartinez@mlkch.org


Diabetes Educator RN has experience in diabetes care and education. The RN will contribute to developing, reviewing and revisinge all diabetes education material.The RN promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that reduce risk and optimize health outcomes. The RN has the responsibility to provide diabetes education to both the patient, their family and/or caregivers and Martin Luther King Jr., Community Healthcare (MLKCH) clinical staff. This role supports Martin Luther King Jr., Medical Group (MLKMG) ambulatory clinics by providing and/or reviewing current clinical diabetes educational material to ensure all teaching material is congruent across the MLKCH service lines. The RN will be a member of MLKCH Diabetes Care Committee and take an active role in reviewing hospital wide policy and procedures relating to diabetes education and glycemic control. The RN provides the Diabetes Care Committee with the most current American Diabetes Association’s clinical best practice guidelines and Standards of Medical Care to ensure MLKCH remains updated on diabetes care and education. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The employee shall support Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Healthcare’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the quality and performance improvement process activities.



  •  Matrixed work relationship to the Clinical Manager Pharmacy and takes clinical direction on standards of care for MLKCH patients with diagnosis of diabetes.
  • Provides evidenced based, clinical best practice in diabetes education to persons with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.
  • Participates as a member of interdisciplinary healthcare team to facilitate the continuum of care and education of patients with diabetes.
  • Serves as a consultant/resource to the clinical areas, clinic staff, and departments as it relates to diabetes education.
  • Cultivates positive and collaborative relationships with nursing, and clinical leadership team to ensure that educational needs are being met in the most effective manner possible.
  • Provides leadership through educational activities to bring about changes in clinical practice regarding diabetes care and education.
  • Evaluates diabetes education programs on a regular basis and plans and implements improvements based on this evaluation and feedback from key stakeholders
  • Monitors and evaluates, as needed, resource utilization, patient outcomes, patient’s skills in self-care, and patient’s ability and readiness to learn.
  • Ensures correct and timely documentation in the patient’s medical record following individual consultation.
  • Counsels and educates individual patients appropriately on diabetes care in conjunction with patient’s medical provider (diabetes medications, exercise, diet, sick days, etc.).
  • Participates in root cause analysis on hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia events to identify possible causes and when appropriate, make recommendations to medical staff and/or pharmacy staff to consider diabetes medication adjustments.
  • Utilizes adult learning principles in program planning to select the teaching strategy and method appropriate for the learner and the content including e-learning.
  • Develops and conducts group presentations and related educational programs, and staff in services, as needed.
  • When developing diabetes education for clinical staff, the curriculum incorporates MLKCH clinical Policies and Procedures and recommendations from Quality and Performance Improvement activities.
  • Uses, protects, and discloses MLKCH patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.


A. Education

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing required. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred.

B. Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of clinical nursing experience and a minimum of two (2) years of diabetes education experience in inpatient and outpatient settings.

  • Current California Nursing license.


    Certification of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) required within 6 months of hire.

  • Candidates with CDCES exam eligibility will be considered and will be required to pass the exam within 90 days of the start date.

  • Experience with an EHR preferred.

C. Special Skills/Knowledge

  • Bilingual skills preferred (Spanish)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)


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MLK Community Healthcare
1680 E 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Tel: 424-338-8000
Email: info@mlkch.org