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Clinical Instructor - Diabetes (CDE Certification)
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Job Description



Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in nursing required - BSN.


Minimum Work Experience

5 Year(s)


Specific Requirements and Preferences

At least 5 years of previous nursing experience required; experience in nursing care of children preferred.


Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse in District of Columbia

Specific Requirements and Preferences

CDE required or commitment to certify within two years of hire date.


Functional Accountabilities





1. Participate and promote family/patient and staff education; participate in CQI of educational process to determine opportunities for improvement; present at hospital, community, and national educational forums regarding the education/care of children and adolescents with diabetes as opportunities present.

2. Educate patients/families with newly diagnosed and established diabetes (Type, 2, CFR, and secondary) according to the 10 Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators (Assessment, Use of Resources, Planning, Implementation, Documentation, Evaluation; Outcome, Multidisciplinary Collaboration, Professional Development, Professional Accountability, and Ethics).

3. Educate patients/families in the 10 content areas specified by the AADE, as appropriate (Disease Process, Nutritional Management, Physical Activity, Medications, Acute Complications, Risk Reduction, Goal setting/Problem Solving, Psychosocial Adjustment, and Pre-conceptual Care).

4. Assist patient/family to educate other caretakers, including school staff, to ensure a safe transition to outpatient setting and optimal functioning in school setting.

5. Provide on-call diabetes education on weekends and holidays.

6. Obtain continuing education in topics specified by the National Standards (diabetes management, behavioral intervention, teaching, learning, and counseling).



1. Download blood sugar meters, start CGMs and collaborate with MD to interpret results and change therapy, as needed.

2. Maintain current knowledge and skills related to diabetes self-management products and educational materials.

3. Assist in developing tools/forms, as needed, to document teaching learning process per National Standards.

4. Maintain skills in computer software used for diabetes care and education.

5. Participate in daily morning huddles and departmental and diabetes team meetings.

6. Facilitate patient flow and download blood glucose meters at diabetes clinics as needed.

7. Recognize abnormal diabetes lab results and takes appropriate action in collaboration with MD.

8. Provide phone triage/point of contact for patients/families, schools, and other community organizations on a daily basis.

9. Communicate effectively and regularly with diabetes team members about patient/family strengths/needs.




1. Collaborate with nursing staff, diabetes team, and other health care professionals in the planning, provision, and evaluation of patient/family education and implementation of system change related to diabetes care/education.

2. Interpret the intent of diabetes policies in the hospital and community in an understandable and non-biased manner to staff and families.

3. Develop and maintain working relationships with diabetes product representatives in the community.




1. Participate to maintain ADA Program recognition and attend yearly Advisory Committee meetings.

2. Attend ambulatory nurse meetings.

3. Establish patient care/education priorities to best meet the needs of patients, staff, and hospital responsibilities.

4. Advance professional nursing through active participation in ADA, AADE, and other organizations involved in the care of patients with diabetes.

5. Role model conflict management.

6. Evaluate and disseminate information pertaining to the research of other professionals in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.




1. Effectively coordinate scheduling of diabetes patients/families with other members of the diabetes team to complete their education in a timely way.

2. Initiate and/or participate in diabetes research of others.

3. Explore the feasibility of studying researchable nursing problems r/t diabetes.

4. Provide on-call diabetes education on weekends and holidays.


Professional Practice / Research


1. Participate in Shared Leadership.

2. Contribute to CNMC’s Magnet Journey.

3. Ensure nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.

4. Accountable for participating in the Division of Nursing’s Performance Improvement process (division or unit level).

5. Participate in community diabetes activities.

6. Assist to develop and/or change instruction protocol/diabetes care policies in the hospital and community, based on evidenced based outcomes.



About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.