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Registered Nurse - Diabetes Educator

October 4 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Nursing
Toronto, ON

Registered Nurse - Diabetes Educator

Don Mills Diabetes Education Program

About FHC: Flemingdon Health Centre (FHC) is an engaged and involved member of some of Toronto's most dynamic neighbourhoods; Flemingdon Park, Fairview and Thorncliffe Park: FHC is a registered charity and an incorporated not-for-profit Community Health Centre (CHC), with a vision of Strong Health Communities. Across our three sites, we provide a range of health-related services based on the social determinants of health with extensive community engagement. We are primarily funded through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care/Ontario Health (formerly: Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network TC-LHIN).

At FHC, we know that health is about much more than just the absence of disease. Our approach to community health encompasses the social determinants of health which includes: education, employment, isolation, food security and social supports, and utilizes a community development model to promote health, prevent disease, and strengthen community capacity. We value health equity, inclusion, community engagement, accountability & transparency, excellence and collaboration & partnerships.


We are searching for a Registered Nurse- Diabetes Educator, the successful candidate will be a part of the Don Mills Diabetes Education Program multidisciplinary team of nurses and dietitians who provide diabetes education and management services to those clients living with Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes or are at high risk. This includes assessment, group education sessions and individual counselling, onsite or offsite.


Don Mills DEP has successfully met the Standards for Diabetes Education in Canada and has been granted national recognition by Diabetes Canada.

Employment terms: Regular, Full Time, 35 hours/week. Evening and weekend hours can be expected


Salary Range:  $62,456 – $73,918 per year, along with extended health benefits & pension plan  


Reporting to: Manager, Chronic Disease and Mental Health


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a thorough assessment of client's level of knowledge and readiness to change, cultural and socio-economic background through individual counselling to clients around diabetes education and management
  • Deliver workshops and presentations using appropriate teaching techniques to help clients in acquiring knowledge, skills and confidence in self-management of diabetes.
  • Work collaboratively with the Registered Dietitian, Outreach Worker and other members of the team to coordinate the different aspects of the program
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of program activities
  • Promote the Diabetes Education Program to other professions, community agencies and ethno-cultural communities
  • Communicate with glucometer companies, keep inventory of supplies and warranty cards, order resources as needed, keep abreast of new developments and technologies
  • Provide placement opportunity for nursing students and preceptorship for development of placement activities (optional activity); mentoring and coordination of volunteers
  • Organize additional programming and coordination of guest speakers for Review/Support group nights based on the needs and requests of clients (at least 2 times/year)
  • Attend CDENT meetings, Diabetes Canada chapter meetings, when possible
  • Attend and participate in regular team meetings; proactively participate in quarterly planning, program review and development
  • Attend monthly FHC meetings and participate in committees, when possible

Qualifications, Skills and Proficiencies:

  • University degree in Nursing
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in a community health setting, including diabetes education
  • A Certified Diabetes Educator (or working towards completing the designation) is preferred
  • Experience working with multi-ethnic groups
  • Demonstrated experience in counselling using various techniques
  • Facilitation skills and experience in adult education/ group facilitation
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to speak another language an asset
  • Well-organized and able to work both independently and cooperatively
  • Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Proficiency in latest computer technology
  • Familiarity with PS Suite (electronic charting) an asset

Note: This is a bargaining unit position with UFCW. Terms may be altered as a result of collective bargaining. For more details on benefits and entitlements, please refer to our collective agreement here:

Application Deadline: 24th September 2021

Application Process: Qualified applicants are invited to e-mail their applications to ****@*******.***

We thank all applicants for their interest but regret that only those selected for an interview will receive acknowledgement. Please note that a criminal background check (vulnerable sector) will be conducted for this position.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. network