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Diabetes Educator Registered Nurse

Golden, CO 80401
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Opportunities with New West Physicians. Bring your passion for health care to New West Physicians in Colorado, a team committed to providing excellent service to every patient… every time. We’re not only one of the largest physician groups in Colorado with 21 offices throughout the Denver Metro area - we’re also part of Optum, a nationwide family of nearly 45,000 dedicated physicians working together to help people live their healthiest lives. That means we’re backed by the resources of a global health care organization working to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. For four consecutive years, New West Physicians achieved Elite status - the highest ranking - in the America’s Physician Groups Standards of Excellence Survey. In addition, New West Physicians was selected as one of the 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and was the 2015 recipient of AMGA's National Acclaim Award recognizing high performing medical groups bringing the American health care system closer to the ideal delivery model: one that’s safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. It’s all possible because of our highly qualified, board-certified family practice and internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, psychiatrists, endocrinologists, neurologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and more. If this sounds like the place for you, it’s time to take a closer look at New West Physicians and discover a path to your life’s best work.(sm)


New West Physicians Diabetes and Nutrition Center has been treating individuals with diabetes since 2004.  We are recognized by the American Diabetes Association and follow the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. This Nurse will instruct and counsel patients both individually and in classes covering prediabetes, diabetes, weight management, hyperlipidemia, occasional other types of medical nutrition therapy and medication management.  This person should be willing to have a flexible schedule (32hrs/wk) M-F 8-5, with occasional evenings and Saturdays and willing to travel to various locations throughout the city. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert education and counseling to all persons with diabetes mellitus, and their families as needed.
  • Participate in the maintenance of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognition status for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program.
  • Provides diabetes instruction and/or medical nutrition therapy to patients in group or individual settings.
  • Work with all types of diabetes patients including newly diagnosed type 1 and 2 and poorly controlled diabetic patients incorporating a comprehensive education plan which implements the ten essential areas of the curriculum as specified by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) encompassing nutrition, exercise, blood glucose monitoring (including management of both high and low readings), sick day rules, and risks of poorly controlled diabetes.
  • Assesses the individual needs of patients based on relevant medical history, social history, self-management skills, and diabetes related behaviors and develops and documents an educational plan based on American Diabetes Association guidelines which includes measurable learning objectives and patient selected behavioral objectives.
  • Promote self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that optimize health outcomes
  • Communicates patient’s care plan to primary care providers.
  •  Assists in collection of data to maintain American Diabetes Association recognition status.
  • Collaborates with the other team members of the Diabetes Self-Management Education instructional team to problem solve, share information, and up-date educational tactics.
  • Assists with the development and evaluation of educational material used in the classroom and individual setting.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities to ensure the provision of and improvement upon safe and quality patient care. 
  • Contributes to and actively supports implementation of department decisions and attainment of department goals.
  • Participates in staff and advisory meetings


You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.




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Posted: 2020-10-05 Expires: 2020-11-04

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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