The Lighthouse of Houston (LOH) is seeking a licensed diabetes educator to manage the daily program operations of the ADA certified Diabetes Education Program. The licensed clinician will provide education regarding diabetes self-care to outpatients, community members, and their families/caregivers via individual appointments and/or group classes.
Review patient information, obtain history, and assess patients’ current knowledge, barriers to learning, and learning preferences.
Provide education as appropriate on diabetes pathophysiology, glucose monitoring, insulin self-administration, other diabetes medications, and other self-care topics as appropriate.
Collaborate with other health services departments as requested internally.
Establish outcome criteria; obtains, reviews, and analyzes information in collaboration with patients, family members, and health care team members.
Assist with data collection and maintaining the organization’s ADA certifications/recognitions.
Attend outreach activities regarding diabetes education services, both internal and external.
Assess and develop patient care and practice related policies and procedures.
Registered, Licensed Dietician
Minimum of 2 years experience as RN or Dietician.
Knowledge of diabetes management across the continuum of care
Experience in care of patients with diabetes; patient teaching experience strongly preferred.
Certificate in Diabetes Education (CDE) preferred or eligibility and desire to obtain certification required.
Non-profit experience preferred, not required.
The ideal candidate has experience of managing a diabetes education program and ability to work autonomously.
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize goals and tasks.
Dedication to the mission and values of LOH
Internal Number: 10001
About Lighthouse of Houston
Established in 1939, The Lighthouse of Houston is a private, nonprofit education and service center dedicated to assisting blind and visually impaired people to live independently. The Lighthouse serves approximately 7, 000 people each year and is a member agency of the United Way of Greater Houston. The primary goal of the Lighthouse of Houston is direct service to the individual. This includes not only providing direct service, but a continual commitment to improving the quality and relevance of this service. All other organizational activities and functions are in support of this primary focus and have as their goal the development and dissemination of better service designs and interventions in order to enhance the optimal functioning of the individual.