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Clinical Diabetes Educator RD - PRN

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Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: PRN
Job ID: 163867
Date Posted: Mar 5, 2024

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  • PVH Diabetes Program
  • Location: Poudre Valley Hospital
  • Work Schedule: Per Request Needed - Days
  • Minimum Experience: 1 year experience as a Registered Dietitian.


Provide diabetes education and medical nutrition therapy counseling to patients and families referred to the Medical Nutrition Therapy program. Oversee development, implementation and monitoring of evidence-based nutritional programming.


  • Assesses the nutritional status and diabetes control of patients by utilizing diet, blood glucose records, exercise, medications and other pertinent medical records as well as input from the patient. Employs pattern management to identify food patterns and problem areas for individual patients.
  • Develops individualized plans of care and education for adults and children for self-management of medical nutrition needs, cardiac, weight management and/or diabetes management. Educates and counsels adults and children regarding health, nutrition, and basic physical activity practices that complement the lifestyle of the patient and family.
  • Develops measurable goals with the patient and family. Provides follow up medical nutritional/cardiac/diabetes counseling.
  • Works with staff to promote and expand outpatient nutrition services. Develops outpatient diabetes, cardiac, weight loss, and MNT materials and resources. Oversees nutrition-related program planning. Provides nutrition education to allied health care professionals, department staff and the community.

Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Preferred: Master's degree in related field.
  • Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Preferred: CDCES (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist) as defined by the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) or board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES).
    Minimum Experience: 1 year experience as a Registered Dietitian.

The pay range for this position is: $33.82 - $50.73 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off.  Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5 year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

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UCHealth always welcomes talent. This position will be open for a minimum of three days and until a top applicant is identified.

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