RN Diabetes Service Coordinator/UKHC

Lexington, KY
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Diabetes Educator Service Coordinator (DESC) role is added management responsibility in addition to his/her role as a BBDC master licensed diabetes educator1 position. The DESC has high-level expertise in the specific service assignment (e.g., diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management education for pediatrics, pregnancy, adult and/or geriatrics). The DESC demonstrates knowledge of sound business practices for diabetes and diabetes-related education program planning, implementation, and evaluation. The DESC balances assigned management responsibilities with competing demands of time and financial resources. The DESC serves as a positive role model, effective communicator, and interdisciplinary team manager for diabetes educator colleagues. As a Master Licensed Diabetes Educator (MLDE), he/she will provide integrated, comprehensive, and global management of patients with diabetes-related disorders. This individual will demonstrate a high-level of practice in diabetes education, including but not limited to care coordination and management, autonomous assessment, problem identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation of diabetes care. The employee will be guided by his/her MLDE status within his/her individual scope of practice, provide high-level counseling, regimen adjustment, therapeutic problem solving, and recognizing and prioritizing complex data. The MLDE will engage in clinical and educational assessments to guide clinical decision-making and serves as a resource for development and/or review of BBDC materials and policies. The MLDE maximizes teaching and learning skills with a focus on analyzing, evaluating, and creating. The MLDE demonstrates positivity and the ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team.

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Job Title
RN Diabetes Service Coordinator/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Diabetes Education Service Coordinator

Department Name
7H045: Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Licensed Nurse/Master Licensed Diabetes Educator/Certified Diabetes Educator

Physical Requirements

This position will require the ability to use a computer work station regularly with some repetitive motion.




Excellent verbal communication skills, strong written communication skills, ability to engage and motivate others, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Knowledge of computer software, expertise in interdisciplinary team collaboration and relations, ability to work independently, and ability to provide technical advice, guidance, and support to professional staff.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

5 years or more of experience in diabetes education.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you currently licensed by the state of Kentucky as a Registered Nurse (RN) or eligible to obtain license by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently licensed by the state of Kentucky as a Master Licensed Diabetes Educator (MLDE) or eligible to obtain license by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you hold a Master's degree from an accredited university?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please choose the answer that best represents your years of paid, full-time employment experience as a diabetes educator.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  7. * Please describe your experience as a mentor and/or manager for interdisciplinary diabetes team members.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please describe three attributes/skills you deem most important when educating a patient with diabetes.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter


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