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Diabetes Educator - Inpatient GCMC

Job Title Diabetes Educator - Inpatient GCMC Location Scranton, PA Job Category Wellbeing Services, Dietitian, RN - Registered Nurse Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Northeast Region Nutrition Services Team Date posted 06/15/2024 Job ID R-63443

Job Summary

Serves in an advanced role providing specialized care and education for persons with diabetes and their families. Serves as a team member in assessing needs, planning and providing education and care, evaluating outcomes and coordinating follow up care for persons with diabetes. Job requires one of the following: Registered Nurse or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist or Doctor of Pharmacy

Job Duties

  • Evaluation of the individuals being seen for Diabetes Self-Management Education, Training, and Support knowledge of diabetes, diabetes self-management skills, support and barriers to care.
  • Provides direct care to individuals with diabetes and their families in collaboration with the primary care physician and Endocrinologist.
  • Assessing general diabetes knowledge, evaluate physical finding, anthropometric measurements, evaluate physical findings.
  • Provide general - sick day information and basic foot care.
  • Teach use of blood glucose meter and teach insulin preparation and injection skills and techniques.
  • Develops basic diabetes management plans appropriate to patient's immediate diabetes needs.
  • Reviews specific indicators measured and results, helps regulates diabetes metabolic control of persons with diabetes on an outpatient basis and provides phone contact for medication adjustments and problem-solving under the guidance of Physician, CRNP, Physician Assistant.
  • Serves as a resource person for patient and family regarding the perception of the diagnosis and medical plan of care for the management of disease as designated by the physician.
  • Investigates and problem solves patient care issues with staff and facilitates change to promote quality outcomes.
  • Enhance quality of diabetes care through collaboration with other services and initiate referrals to appropriate support services.
  • Works with in the multidisciplinary team for diabetes education and management and collaborates with other disciplines to identify and resolve patient care issues.
  • Conducts diabetes education through group classes as needed.
  • Provides and participates in community and in-house education programs and acts as the department and liaison in the community and for hospital staff as requested.
  • Serves as communication link between the department and the hospital staff both inpatient and outpatient.
  • Implements outcome-based quality assurance and performance improvement activity to document outcomes of service, compliance with regulations, policies and procedures and monitors and addresses customer satisfaction.
  • Assists physician with research involving education and care of patients.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Union: Yes,

Will consider Diabetes Educator Associate with experiences and credentials. Must pass CDCES or in route to CDCES.  Salary commensurate with experiences and credentials. 

Expect non-CDCES candidates will sit for exam within 2 years of hire.  

  • Will accept candidates who aren’t certified if they have 2 years of healthcare experience as RDN or RN.
  • Certified Diabetes Educator or Diabetes Educator experience preferred. 


Geisinger cares about not only its patients and members but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage starting on your first day of employment with three medical plan options, including flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA) options
  • Life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage paid for by the company
  • A competitive 401(k) plan with automatic Geisinger contributions beginning on your first day of employment
  • A generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly
  • Access to the MyHealth Rewards wellness program, which helps you improve your health and earn incentives
  • Support for families, including adoption assistance, paid parental leave, paid military leave, and a free membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones
  • We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. That's why we offer several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which provide opportunities for you to network and develop professionally. Our ERGs are open to all employees and are formed around common identities.

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Bachelor's Degree- (Required)


Minimum of 1 year-Clinical (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Pharmacist (Pennsylvania) - State of Pennsylvania; Registered Dietitian - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania



About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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