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Job Req ID:  96784

Diabetes Educator - Bilingual

We are seeking a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist  who works with the diabetes self-management training (DSMT) team, endocrinology staff and community physicians to innovate, plan, and implement diabetes care and education throughout the Baltimore region. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and be committed to providing an outstanding patient experience. This is a grant funded position with scheduled funding through December 31,2025. Opportunity for employment beyond this date will be contingent upon performance.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Clinical Care

  • Completes comprehensive assessments for each patient including emotional and behavioral health, interprets personal health data, develops an individualized care plan based on the patient’s assessed needs and goals and promotes successful self-management.
  • Collaboratively develops educational goals, learning objectives, and a plan for educational content and teaching methods with DSMES program participants.
  • Provides educational interventions that utilize primarily interactive, collaborative, skill-based training methods and maximizes the use of interactive training methods
  • Empowers patients with diabetes with knowledge and skills to attain optimal control and prevent acute/chronic complications.
  • Evaluates effectiveness of educational services provided by measuring attainment of learning objectives
  • Conducts a follow-up assessment upon completion of DSMES program services
  • Documents assessment data, educational plan, educational services, and results in each participant’s educational records.
  • Communicates assessment and plan with referring clinician
  • Utilizes a team approach to provide services and collaborates and communicates with team members when needed
  • Identifies when a program participant’s needs are outside the scope of the instructors’ practice and arranges for additional service to meet needs.
  • Communicates effectively and regularly with diabetes team members about patient/family strengths/needs.

Program Contribution

  • Contributes to the achievement of established department/program goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards.
  • Participates in peer review process to evaluate performance of other professional instructional staff.
  • Actively participates in Quality Improvement Projects for the BMDRP grant program.
    • The Baltimore Metropolitan Diabetes Regional Partnership is a state funded initiative to increase patient access to DSMT services across 37 zip codes in the Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Montgomery County areas
  • Maintains 15 hours of continuing education annually specific to diabetes, diabetes related topics and behavior change and self-management education strategies.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain meaningful and productive relationships with patients, and colleagues in remote and physical settings.
  • High comfort level with public speaking
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to be flexible to changing priorities
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude and ability to effectively work and interact with all levels within the organization.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications

  • Current knowledge and skills related to diabetes self-management tools and educational materials.
    • Experience with current diabetes device technology (CGM, Insulin pump) is a plus.
    • Experience with telemedicine is a plus
  • Proficient with video platforms such as WebEx, Microsoft Teams, Zoom; ability to learn new software skills.

Physical Requirements

  • May be required to lift items up to 30 pounds
  • Travel between clinic locations in the greater Baltimore area may be required

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Nursing, or relevant health-related field
  • Fluency in Spanish language
  • At least 2 years clinical experience in diabetes outpatient or inpatient setting
  • Additional education may be substituted for up to one year of experience. *

Preferred Qualifications
  • Licensure as RD, RN or LCSW
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) or Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM).
    • Employee must obtain within 12 months if not already certified




Classified Title: Diabetes Educator 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8-5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus  
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Endocrinology  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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