Diabetes Nurse Educator - Ambulatory Care Services, Endocrinology Clinic

May 21 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Education, Library, Education, Library, Education, Library, Health, Medical, Health, Medical, Health, Medical, HR, Training, Nursing
Halifax, NS

Req ID: 46261
Location: Central Zone, Victoria Building - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002249 OPCZ Endocrinology Clinic
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (40% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing
Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 31-May-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Health Services Manager, the Diabetes Educator provides extensive disease management support and education to persons who are living with Diabetes.
This includes full clinical assessment of patients with diabetes, insulin dose adjustment, initiation of insulin, initiation of insulin pumps, and education of patients regarding self-management. Education will take place primarily on an individual basis but some group settings are also required. Collaboration with other members of the diabetes team including physicians, residents, dieticians, social workers is an expectation


  • Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing required, Master of Nursing preferred
  • Active practicing license with NSCN required
  • Minimum 3 years full time nursing experience within last five years in clinical setting required with at least one year experience working with Diabetes population required
  • BLS for Health Care Providers certification required
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (required to obtain and maintain certification within 2-3 years of gaining employment)
  • Certified in Insulin Pump Initiation and Continued Glucose Monitoring (required to obtain and maintain certificate within 2-3 years)
  • Certified DMF in Insulin Dose Adjustment (required to obtain within 1st year of employment)
  • Certificate course in adult education and/or leadership development education an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to makes appropriate decisions from a person centred perspective to assure the safety and well-being of those utilizing the services of the Diabetes Nurse Educator in the Endocrinology Clinic
  • Demonstrated ability to manage data and retain records to assist in decision making
  • Proven ability to safely prioritize care during acute phases with an appropriate diabetes management skill set.
  • Ability to manage care via alternate methods; i.e. electronic, virtual, etc.
  • Proven ability in program development for group education
  • Demonstrated leadership in setting priorities in an ethical, effective and efficient manner
  • Demonstrated aptitude for progressive, creative and innovative thinking and problem solving ability
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with administrative leaders, clinicians, clinical leaders and key stakeholders to achieve best outcome for those receiving the services of the centre
  • Demonstrated able to work within set timelines, making adjustments as required
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary area
  • Able to liaise with the Diabetes Care Program Nova Scotia entering information into for the Diabetes Registry and Nova Scotia Insulin Pump Program
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

* This position involves lifting and transporting supplies and equipment to various locations for education events
* This position requires periodic travel to facilities within Nova Scotia

* Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work
Permanent, part-time 40% FTE, 30 hrs bi-weekly
Salary Information

$35.9223 - $42.6345

($44.1267 with 25 years nursing experience).

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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