Diabetes Educator (Nurse or Dietitian) – Community Diabetes Education Program of Ottawa (CDEPO)
Full-Time, Permanent Position
$65,285 – $ 78,657 / annually
Pension and Benefits
Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) / including some benefits
About the Role
Working with the CDEPO team, the Diabetes Educator (Nurse or Dietitian) is responsible for the delivery and promotion of the Community Diabetes Education Program of Ottawa, providing services across various sites in the City of Ottawa. Using a self-management approach, the Diabetes Educator provides group and individual education to adults with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, starts them on insulin as needed, assists them with insulin titration and medication adjustment, and supports with overall chronic disease and glycemia management. The Diabetes Educator works collaboratively with community physicians and endocrinologists especially around insulin initiation and medication management. In addition, the Diabetes Educator collaborates with other Centretown Community Health Centre teams where appropriate and refers internally and externally as needed.
Bachelor degree Nursing or Nutrition Science or equivalent.
Possession of, or eligibility for, registration with College of Nurses of Ontario or the College of Dietitians of Ontario
Minimum two years’ experience in health and diabetes education.
Experience in group facilitation and knowledge of adult education methods.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient with Windows-based computer systems, in particular, basic email and MS Word.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Experience and sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations
Good knowledge and understanding of health equity issues.
Experience working in a community setting including facilitating outreach activities.
Availability to work some evenings and weekends.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
Certification as a Diabetes Educator.
Experience with insulin initiation and management.
Membership in Diabetes Educator Section of Diabetes Canada
Ability to communicate in a another language (Preference for: French, Arabic, Somali, Spanish, Chinese) is highly desirable
English, written and spoken
As Soon As Possible
How to “Express an Interest” for this Opportunity:
Submit your letter of interest along with your résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the following:
- The subject line of your email should read “Diabetes Educator (Nurse or Dietitian)”
- The file name for your resume should read: “(last name)_(first name)_ Resume”
- The file name for your cover letter should read: “(last name)_(first name)_ Cover Letter”
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants invited to an interview will be contacted.
Candidates requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should contact us at email@example.com so arrangements can be made. CCHC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce and as such, we encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with.
Centretown CHC has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, as such applicants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccinations to be considered for employment. Reasonable accommodation will be considered for persons with medical exemption or other exemptions under the Ontario Human Rights Code.