Specialty Chronic Disease/Diabetes

Role and Facility Information


If you are a dynamic and highly professional individual who enjoys working as part of a close-knit and high-functioning team, we have a career opportunity for you. We currently have a Diabetes Education Nurse position available in beautiful Nelson, BC.

As the Diabetes Education Nurse within our multidisciplinary team, you will work with people of all ages and with all stages of diabetes. Some duties within the scope of this role include education of gestational diabetes, pediatric diabetes, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. If you are comfortable speaking with physicians and teaching clients how to manage their diabetes, this is the position for you. This position works weekdays.

If you have honed your nursing skills and are enthusiastic about your practice, we would love to chat with you. Come to Interior Health and make a difference in people’s lives while loving what you do! Apply Today!

Community: Located on the shores of beautiful Kootenay Lake and surrounded by the Selkirk Mountains is the picturesque community of Nelson. Lush parks, colourful gardens and over 350 heritage buildings give the city of Nelson a unique charm. Known as “City of the Arts,” Nelson has been consistently ranked as the number one small town arts community in Canada. Residents enjoy a wide range of leisure pursuits, including hiking, biking, boating, fishing, golfing, and skiing. Nelson is an economically diverse community supported by small retail businesses, tourism, and internet-based businesses.



Qualifications

*** To be considered for this position you must be a Certified Diabetes Educator with the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB) and be eligible to handle insulin dose adjustments as per the scope of practice for Registered Nurses as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). ***

Graduation as a Registered Nurse from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

Current valid BC Driver’s License.

Two years’ recent related clinical experience including one year of teaching experience in a Diabetes Education program or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Formal diabetes education and certification as a pump trainer would be an asset.
Experience using motivational interviewing skills and self-management support skills would be an asset.

Live and work in BC

Nelson

Perched on the shores of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Selkirk & Kokanee Mountains, the city of Nelson sets itself apart by offering a rare blend of outdoor adventure and cosmopolitan sophistication of arts and heritage. Downtown is lush with gardens, boutiques, and unique restaurants that offer a social feeling of big city life in a classic Victorian setting. The summer creates a mecca for hiking, golfing, and water sports while the abundant winter snow transforms the terrain at Whitewater Resort for world-class skiing and winter adventures. Come to Nelson and let the storybook charm and community welcome you.

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