Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Como/Roseville, East Side, Highland, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, West St. Paul, Woodbury
Posted 2 months ago
Position Purpose:

The Certified Diabetes Education Specialist (CDES) is responsible for the education of patients, their families and appropriate support systems about diabetes self-management and related issues.  The CDES provides diabetes self-management education and coordinates protocol-based diagnostic testing and treatment, which may include medication management, nutrition, physical activity, healthy coping, risk reduction, monitoring and problem-solving. The CDES also serves as a resource to other staff members as needed.  Provide consultation to providers on best practice in management of patients with diabetes.

Major Job Functions:

  • Provides direct patient education in an individual or group setting following specific curriculum developed for diabetes education
  • Assesses patient’s physical, psychosocial, behavioral and educational needs (to include self-management, nutrition, physical activity, medication taking, and health maintenance labs) and interprets the information to identify individualized clinical and educational needs
  • Teaches technical stills, concepts of diabetes self-management and facilitates behavior change for patients with Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes
  • Collaborates with the patient to establish individual goals
  • Communicates with providers, clinic staff and MTM pharmacists as part of the care team to keep the team aware of patient progress and recommends changes in treatment regimen as appropriate
  • Evaluates the patient’s comprehension of completed education and develops follow-up plans to address ongoing needs
  • Documentation in patient’s electronic medical record of required assessments, interventions, evaluations, and follow-up as consistent with established departmental and ADA standards
  • Individualizes education presentation and materials to the patient and patient circumstance
  • Utilize designated clinical guidelines and the ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for adult diabetes management
  • Work with clinic management and staff to improve diabetes care and measures within the clinic
  • Maintain ADA and/or AADE accreditation program records
  • Required to travel to other facilities
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Registered Dietician/Registered Dietician Nutritionist or Registered Nurse
  • Current Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) certification
  • Current licensure in Minnesota
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • BLS Certified
  • Experience with EMR
  • Strong computer skills

Work Environment / Physician Demands – with or without accommodations

  • Professional Office Building
  • Sit 8 hours per day
  • Stand occasionally


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HAS)
  • Group Life
  • Voluntary Life
  • Voluntary Disability
  • 401K
  • Profit Sharing
  • Employee Assistant Program

Entira is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, gender, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, disability, or socioeconomic status. We encourage all individuals that meet the qualifications and requirements to apply for this role.

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