DIABETES EDUCATOR (Certified and Licensed) Job 2746 (Community Health Equity and Education (CHEE))
Lexington, KY, United States of America


Helping You Be Well...

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) is an independent public health agency charged with helping Lexington be well since 1904 and proudly nationally accredited since 2014. Vision: The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is a recognized leader in health promotion, health protection, personal health care and prevention of disease. Mission: The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will improve the health of the community. In 2014 LFCHD became nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, continued quality improvement, vaccinated 216 children, provided nutritious foods, education and referrals, provided safe and sanitary establishments when dining out, enforced the Clean Indoor Act, protected 462 Lexington pets against rabies and protected 1,921 Lexingtonians against the flu. Additionally, LFCHD responded to more than 800 reports of disease and illnesses in Fayette County, provided 2,951 TB clinical service visits, provided 5,596 HANDS home visits to first-time moms and dads, promoted the evidenced-based diabetes prevention program, provided training to about 600 licensed child care providers, improved the nutrition of adults and children, helped individuals quit using tobacco, eliminated health inequities, remained attentive to the health of more than 40,000 public school students, and was awarded with a Bluegrass Wellness at Work Healthiest Places to Work Award. LFCHD is committed to providing essential Public Health services and we employ a diversified staff of approximately 150 employees.

Job Skills / Requirements

This is a full time, 37.5 hours per week position with full benefits package.
The pay is $29.50 per hour for licensed and certified individual. Pay may commensurate otherwise for someone less fully credentialed.

The Diabetes Educator provides community-based nursing services or RD services to persons in community settings such as churches, businesses, and community agencies for the purpose of disease prevention and health promotion, focusing on education, awareness and prevention of public health concerns. Provides evidence-based public health strategies for population-focused diabetes prevention and control activities in alignment with the Department for Public Health's diabetes funding resources.

Duties are as but not all inclusive:
Promotes public health awareness through newsletters, mass media, health fairs, presentations and material distribution working with community partners.

Provides information/education to staff and to the general public, individually and in groups.

Applies clinical judgment to counsel or provides health education to individuals, families, community service groups, businesses and industry regarding disease prevention/treatment, health maintenance and promotion.
Participates in state level initiatives.
Identifies cultural, social, and behavioral factors that impact delivery of services.
Assesses eligibility for health department programs as appropriate.
Fulfills requirements of DPH Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (KDPCP) Comprehensive Funding Program.
Provides evidence-based public health strategies for population-focused diabetes prevention and Control activities in alignment with the Department for Public Health's diabetes funding resources.
Designs, coordinates, implements and evaluates community-based population-focused program targeting diabetes prevention and control educational programs. These strategies include public awareness, education and empowerment, community education, professional education, community mobilization and linkage of people to services/education.
Provides leadership/active membership in local and state level initiatives and partnerships to support individual and state wide diabetes efforts.
Uses Catalyst for planning and reporting local diabetes activities and interventions for state data collection.
Develops and implements QI initiatives for program analysis and provides TA assistance as needed for new organizations to achieve DSME accreditation/recognition/licensure in the service area.
Acts as community liaison to link citizens to local Prevention and control educational programs within service area. Work with partners to identify barriers and/or areas with limited access to educational programming.
Uses DiaWeb to process data for the ongoing accreditation process and surveillance for DPH and CDC.

Must be a Registered Nurse or Registered Dietitian and be a Licensed Diabetes Educator (LDE) or obtain LDE within 1 year of hire. Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) or in Nutrition or related field plus 2 years related experience. (Nursing Diploma plus 5 years experience or Associates degree in Nursing plus 3 years experience can substitute for Bachelors degree). Acceptable related experience includes some or all of the following: demonstrated facilitation or teaching group; providing health education to groups; community networking and outreach.

Education Requirements (Any)

DIAEDUC: Bachelors Degree in Nursing or Bachelors Degree in Nutrition, or Associates Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma.

Additional Information / Benefits

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD) offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time and part-time eligible employees, including paid time off (annual and sick leave accruals).

Employee benefits summary:

Medical insurance (Classic, Premium, and Investor plans offered; the Investor plan includes an HSA account that has employer contributions annually for single coverage).

Buy Back Benefit Option is offered to employees who waive insurance coverage.

Dental Insurance (Enhanced and Basic Plans offered).

Vision Insurance (Basic coverage thru medical plan and Eye Med supplemental vision insurance offered).

Other benefits incentives: Basic life insurance and long term disability; Cafeteria plans; Wellness program, Employee assistance program; paid holidays; paid annual leave and paid sick leave; and Tuition reimbursement program.

Retirement Benefits:
Kentucky Employees' Retirement System (New benefit eligible employees will participate in a defined benefit pension plan known as Cash Balance Plan. The account earns 4% interest on both the member contribution and the Employer Pay Credit Balance at the end of the fiscal year. When the member is eligible to retire, the retirement benefit is calculated based on the member's accumulated account balance).

Kentucky Deferred Compensation
(Employees may elect to participate in supplemental retirement plans such as tax deferred 401K, Roth 401K, 457, Traditional IRA, and Roth IRA accounts).

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check

This job reports to the Team Leader CHEE

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1