The Certified Diabetes Educator coordinates the nutritional care of patients. Completes nutritional assessments, prepares nutrition care plans, recommends nutritional therapies, and monitors the effectiveness of nutritional care. Provides nutrition education to promote improved health. Follows standard practices and complies with regulatory requirements. Conducts and participates in community education, marketing, and public relation efforts. Attends committee meetings as assigned. Participates in in-services and continuing education programs.
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
WHAT WE SEEK
Required - Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field
Completion of American Dietetic Association (ADA) approved Standards of Education
Required - 3 years Clinical work experience.
Preferred: Atleast one year in Diabetes education
Required - Registered Dietitian status with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the ADA .
Current licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist status with LBEDN
Advanced certification recognized by ADA & CDR
Preferred: Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Substantial knowledge of normal and therapeutic nutrition, nutrition support principles, counseling techniques, teaching and presentation skills.
Excellent analytical skills to assess nutritional status and develop appropriate care plans based on problems identified.
Excellent organization and prioritization skills to meet frequent deadlines.
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “...Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees, over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. For more information, please visit Ochsner.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.