Kaiser Permanente Health-Diabetes Educator (RN) - Health Engagement and Wellness Services in Portland, Oregon

To teach diabetes self management skills classes following established protocols and curriculum. To advise and support members in making specific health behavior changes, (e.g. dietary, exercise, self blood sugar testing) and in seeking appropriate education and/or health care services and resources.

Essential Responsibilities: - Conducts approved curriculum in a group setting, managing the group process to facilitate positive personal adjustment to diabetes and its treatment. Assesses learning needs and barriers of participants and adjusts class or individual presentation to meet needs of individual and/or group. Evaluates individual participant treatment modalities (medications, meal plans, exercise and self testing) and facilitates behavior change congruent with individual treatment goals. Utilizes instructional support materials provided by Health Education Services and promptly returns excess class materials to Health Education. Arranges classroom or office space to encourage group or individual participation, and returns it to its original condition. Provides and maintains group safety and confidentiality. Evaluates participant needs for related health/mental health services and education and makes appropriate referrals. Evaluates and documents participant progress. For example pre/post intervention measurement. - Coach members referred to Health Education Services on making specific health behavior changes and seeking use of appropriate, related health care resources. Assess, educate, advise, counsel, and problem solve in individual or small group appointments or over the phone. Follow up as appropriate. - Maintains effective record keeping systems for follow-up of members. Prepares and submits to Health Education Services Department reports such as classroom attendance record and class evaluations. Resolves appointments in Cadence. EPIC documentation of class attendance and learning goals. - Maintains current knowledge in specialty area by attending in-service training sessions scheduled by Health Education Services, community classes, and reading professional literature. Maintains current CPR and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).

  • Performs as an education team member by participating in program revisions, completing special assignments or tasks as required. Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience
  • One (1) year of classroom/small group process teaching/facilitation/presentation.
  • One (1) year of practice in medical setting in profession.
  • Two (2) years of experience in diabetes education and self-management. Education
  • N/A License, Certification, Registration
  • Health Educator (M.S.) OR Current Oregon AND Washington RN, LD/CD, PA, MD, NP, or R. Ph license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months, OR Registration in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (RD-Registered Dietitian).
  • Current CDE or CDE eligible and required to obtain CDE within three (3) years.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements: - Thorough, current knowledge in diabetes self-management education and treatment. - Facilitation skills for small group process. - Problem solving capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications: - One (1) year of professional practice in HMO setting. - Basic knowledge of behavior change educational interventions with individual or small group. Knowledge of behavior principles and adult learning theory. - Understand and operate A-V equipment. COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Health-Diabetes Educator (RN) - Health Engagement and Wellness ServicesLOCATION Portland, ORREQNUMBER 610482

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.