The Clinical Educator is a registered nurse (RN) who has acquired knowledge and clinical experience that enable him/her to practice nursing with judgment and clinical expertise. The Clinical Educator may function as clinician & educator. He or she is responsible for assessing educational needs of patients/staff; planning and implementing staff development activities; evaluating the effectiveness of those activities for patient/ staff.
“Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes prevention, prediabetes, and diabetes management. The CDE® educates, supports, and advocates for people affected by diabetes, addressing the stages of diabetes throughout the lifespan. The CDE® promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that reduce risks and optimize health outcomes”. Defined by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
Key Responsibilities include:
Ensures that employees provide services that are accurate, reliable, courteous and timely.
Provides delivery of quality care consistent with the scope of practice of the discipline.
Promotes timely, comprehensive education to patient/staff and documentation of progress towards achievement of outcomes.
Ensures that all professional and regulatory standards are met and maintained.
Establish and maintain a framework within which collaboration and teamwork among all members of the healthcare team occur.
Effectively communicates with all customers/team members to meet organizational goals and customer service expectations.
Maintains current knowledge, skills and competencies through involvement in professional continuing education activities.
Directs the efficient and effective utilization of resources.
Leads performance improvement activities to promote continuous improvement in care delivery.
Demonstrates assimilation of core organizational values within own performance.
May plan orientation program to meet individual learning needs: develops objectives for each instructional program.
Provides a competency based orientation program for all categories of nursing service personnel.
Conducts well planned, organized, relevant and clinically oriented programs in response to needs.
Coordinates continuing education workshops.
May assist in the preparation of manuals, guides and other materials contributing to improving clinical performance, updating staff instruction and the maintenance of patient care services.
M-F 9am – 5:30pm (Flexible)
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
One year experience in education preferred
Current California RN license
Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card through American Heart Association
Certified as a Diabetes Educator
Preferred Education Certification/Licensure:
Master’s Degree in Nursing
Internal Number: 10003905
About City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.