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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Michigan Medicine’s Adult Diabetes Education Program is seeking a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. The RDN/CDCES will provide diabetes education services and remote blood glucose management services to referred patients. This position will see patients with new onset diabetes as well as conduct follow up with patients who are already established with physicians of the MEND clinic and Adult Diabetes Education. This will include follow up with patients via classes and outpatient clinical visits in both in-person and virtual settings.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • Retirement Savings Opportunities


  • Assess learning needs of patients/families.
  • Provide comprehensive diabetes education and nutrition care to patients with diabetes and their families/caregivers in both a group and individual settings.
    • Care may be delivered in both a physical and virtual environment
    • Patient education includes intensified insulin regimens and insulin pump therapy.
  • Provide instruction to and management of pregnant patients with diabetes including women with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
  • Participate in all aspects of clinical care: patient education, direct patient care, and case management.
  • Learn and maintain competency in insulin pump training/intensive insulin management and Continuous Glucose Monitor Training.
  • Design, monitor, and evaluate individualized patient care plans for patients with diabetes.
  • Evaluate outcomes/progress frequently during the education process.
  • Provide close follow up of patients and communication back to physicians
  • Assist in planning, implementation, and evaluation of recognized diabetes self-management education program.
  • Manage telephone communications: triage calls from patients, parents, physicians, and other health care team members.
  • Provide patient teaching for urgent clinic services
  • Assist with management of “blood sugar pool” – phone and portal management of patient reported blood glucose values
  • Coordinate and place referrals to diabetes education and other health services as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate and timely chart notes. 
  • Work with the physicians to develop and carry out clinical standards of care for various patient diagnoses.
  • Communicate with program staff, educators and providers through the electronic health record.
  • Submit proper documentation for billing.
  • Maintain professional competency.


Clinical Expectations

  • Ability to work with a variety of glucometers, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.
  • Must be able to function with minimum supervision and be highly motivated to provide excellent care and patient advocacy.
  • Effective interpersonal skills including a positive attitude and excellent conflict management skills.
  • Must function efficiently and appropriately in a fast-paced, dynamic, and interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new programs and devices quickly and effectively.
  • Experience developing education materials for patients.
  • Flexibility in a fast paced work environment
  • Maintain productivity standards and practice effective time management.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Requires primary source verification.
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) or Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). Alternatively, the successful candidate should demonstrate professional development commitment towards obtaining the certification within 2 years of hire. If candidate does not have CDCES/BC-ADM at time of hire, candidate must complete and provide proof of completion of 15 diabetes related CEUs per year.

Desired Qualifications*

• Diabetes education experience.
• Involvement in professional diabetes organizations.
• Experience with insulin pump and CGM reports.
• Experience with Epic.

Work Schedule

40hrs/week. Schedule to be determined per team and program needs.

*Evening hours required as needed to fulfill program operations.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.