Clinical Nurse Educator - Diabetes, Registry

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(4/15/2024 7:59 AM)
Job ID
New Position Type
CBA Code
NNU National Nurses United

Job Description

Join UChicago Medicine, as a Registry Clinical Nurse Educator (RN) - Diabetes in our Professional Development Department.


In this registry role, the Clinical Nurse Educator-Diabetes (CNE-D) is a nurse with previous educational experience whose focus is on providing adult and pediatric focused patient education.  This nurse is an educator, consultant, role model, staff/patient advocate, change agent, leader and cost effective professional. The CNE-D elevates the standard of professional nursing practice at UCM by developing, coaching and mentoring staff to become expert clinicians and leaders. This nurse will be responsible for addressing all related diabetes concepts and skills, including insulin pump therapy.   The CNE-D will collaborate with other nursing services, endocrinology services, nutritional services and other healthcare professionals in the provision of services to patients. 


 Essential Job Functions

  • Utilizes standardized and customized assessment tools and testing methodologies to measure staff knowledge and skill in core nursing practices and within specialty areas.
  • Collects data regarding employee-learning needs, at least annually, through the methods of observation, interviewing, focus groups and instrumentation.
  • Interprets the medical center’s strategic imperatives, policies, guidelines, and other internal demands in order to design education that supports these strategic goals and key objectives.
  • Offers recommendations for the deployment of educational resources to enable the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Interprets health care trends and incorporates current research into the design of learning needs assessments and the identification of learning needs.
  • Collaborates with key staff to develop a comprehensive annual educational calendar.
  • Participates in the design of centralized and unit-based preceptor education and development initiatives.
  • Prepares educational objectives, lesson plans, handouts, self-learning modules, instructional manuals, and tests for programs.
  • Evaluates all learning activities using objective performance criteria and recommends corresponding changes in education plans.
  • Utilizes appropriate tools and testing methodology for assessing changes in learners’ knowledge, skills, and clinical practice as well as for determining education project/program effectiveness.
  • Develops knowledge and skill based measures to collect performance data and integrates measurement activities and findings into quality projects.

Required Qualifications

  • BSN required
  • Minimum requirement of three years of clinical practice in specialty area
  • Current RN Illinois License
  • Knowledge and previous application of adult learning principles
  • Demonstrated leadership skills evidenced by serving as a charge nurse, preceptor or episodic teacher
  • Demonstrates complex decision-making skills and problem solving ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Nursing or related education field preferred
  • Certification as Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)
  • Previous experience in a role as an educator preferred
  • Previous experience working within multidisciplinary teams or nursing leadership committees preferred

Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Registry, 0.1
  • Shift: Day/Weekends
  • Unit/Department: Nutrition Services
  • CBA Code: Non-Union 



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