JOIN OUR TEAM – DIABETIC HEALTH EDUCATOR

Country Doctor Community Health Centers - Seattle, WA

Full-time
Country Doctor Community Health Centers (CDCHC), is a not for profit organization that operates two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), as well as our After-Hours Clinic at the Swedish Cherry Hill campus. Our Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center was founded by the Seattle Black Panther Party more than 40 years ago in Seattle’s Central Area, and our Country Doctor Community Clinic was established in 1971 by the residents of the Capitol Hill community to provide affordable and comprehensive primary health care services, our founding principles of social justice live on today. We care for patients from around the region and the world, of all ages, gender identities, and abilities, including people with and without health insurance. Our staff works with a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated and dynamic individuals who share our commitment to health equity. We are hiring for a mission-driven Diabetic Health Educator

Job Summary:
The Diabetic Health Educator works to improve the health status of diabetic patients and their access to community services. The Health Educator will provide health education and case management services specifically related to the management of diabetes.

Responsibilities:
Provide diabetic education and management to patients at their request or as referred by medical staff.
Provide preventive education to patients at high risk for developing diabetes.
Coordinate with the clinic RN for medication management or other medical needs.
Provide case management to diabetic patients as requested by medical staff.
Work as a team to provide quality patient care and support for the provider
Participate in staff meetings and the staff evaluation process, and quality improvement activities
Other duties as assigned

Education/Training:
Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education or related field and
Preferred Certified DM Educator, a Certified Diabetes Educator

Experience:
4 years’ experience in a primary care setting.
Efficient in EPIC Health Care information systems preferred
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Abilities:
Working knowledge of community diabetic support services available
Working knowledge of health education needs, internal and external resources, and the assessment of the effectiveness of these resources.
Ability to refer patients to other team members appropriately
Ability to communicate clearly with clients, community and team members
Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
Ability to learn and use Epic effectively
Ability to effectively perform the job under high levels of activity, variety of conditions and restraints
Ability to prioritize and follow through with administrative and service coordination tasks
Ability to interact and work well with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
Salary: $26.54 – 35.49/Per Hour. Salary is based, on experience; this is a non- exempt, full-time position. Working 35hrs per week.

Benefits: We provide a robust suite of benefits to all employees working 20 hours a week or more. Benefits include the choice of three medical plans (2 PPO and 1 HMO), two dental plans, short-term and long-term disability insurance programs, as well as life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage. Also, employees have access to flexible spending accounts, subsidizes up to 50 % of the cost of an ORCA pass, and a generous safe harbor 401K plan with a 3 % base employer contribution plus an additional 2% discretionary match, depending on the amount employee contributes.

HOW TO APPLY:
We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter (see below) and resume to : Human Resources Department, e-mail to hracct@cdchc.org. Be sure to refer to “HEALTH EDUCATOR” in the subject of your email.

Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Please address the following in your cover letter:
Country Doctor Community Health Centers is passionate about serving patients of all ethnicities, races, genders, gender identities, languages and backgrounds, and employing individuals who are equally committed to this mission. To ensure our organization is best serving these populations, we strive to promote policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with patients, with our coworkers, and with the community.

How do you think your past or current experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our patients and staff?