Fairview Health Services Diabetes Educator in St. Paul, Minnesota


Provides knowledge and skill training that helps individuals with diabetes and family members identify barriers and to facilitate problem-solving and coping skills to achieve effective self-care behavior and behavior change. Serves as a primary resource to care teams to facilitate management of patients with hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. Identify and link patient support for financial and social needs. Provides diabetes care coordination across the continuum of care including clinic, hospital and home care.


  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations and policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements to achieve clinical, satisfaction and/or efficiency outcomes

  • Collects, exams, and interprets quantitative data to discover its underlying causes, patterns, relationships, and trends use to aid in decision making

  • Incorporates scientific evidence to formulate achievable outcomes based on evidence

  • Builds effective partnerships with medical staff, physicians, fostering open lines of communication and establishing trust

  • Develops educational materials, criteria, and forms for use in educational programs. Plans and conducts diabetes programs and presentations to ensure a high quality experience for the participants

  • Identifies problems, determines accuracy and relevance of information, uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and makes recommendations

  • Provides support, education and training to diabetes champions across the care system


  • Associate's degree in Nursing, Dietetics. Bachelor's degree preferred

  • 3 years in diabetes education and 2 years general nutrition or nursing management experience

  • Expertise and knowledge in diabetes management and education

  • Coaching: Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help an employee or groups of employees strengthen their knowledge, skills and abilities to accomplish a task or solve a problem

  • Computer Skills Basic: Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (use a mouse, navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc)

  • Influencing: Uses appropriate interpersonal skills and techniques to gain acceptance for ideas or solutions. Uses influencing strategies to gain genuine agreements; seeks to persuade rather than force solutions or impose decisions or regulations

  • Medical Staff Relations: Builds effective partnerships with medical staff, physicians, fostering open lines of communication and establishing trust

  • Patient Education: Provides patient educational information appropriate to the developmental level, learning needs, readiness, cultural values, and beliefs of patients and families

  • Professional Practice: Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional

About HealthEast

At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.

We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.

Job ID 2018-10681

Category Education/Research

Contract Status ND

FTE 0.70

Shift Days

HealthEast is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HealthEast will not discriminate in public accommodation, or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or genetic information.