Job Information

University of Utah Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/14/2023

Requisition Number PRN13613N

Job Title PS Clinical Research Coordinator

Working Title Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 10

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Varies as per study participant availability. The CDCES will be meeting virtually with study participants.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00272 - CON Nursing

Location Anywhere Utah

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $28.74/hr - $32.80/hr

Close Date

Job Summary

The University of Utah College of Nursing is a community of scholars engaged in exemplary programs of funded research and distinguished scholarship. The Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center’s mission is to provide exceptional support that facilitates faculty success with research development, grant submission and management, and scholarly activity.

The key responsibilities for this position are to provide diabetes care and education for the study titled, “Share plus: Continuous Glucose Monitoring with Data Sharing in Older Adults with T1D and Their Care Partners” that is funded by the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ). The major aim of this study is to test an intervention, called Share plus , aimed at improving the use of data sharing between persons with diabetes and their care partners in order to maximize the benefits of continuous glucose monitoring. This position is an important part of delivering the intervention to participants over three diabetes care and education sessions and two phone calls. Additionally, this position will provide diabetes education for participants in the control condition from the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialist 7 curriculum.

Limited flexible hours may be required with occasional evenings and weekends although this is anticipated to be rare. This position is funded through February 2026 although additional opportunities may remain beyond this time period.

Participating in this NIH grant that is funded by the National Institutes of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases ( NIDDK ) is meaningful work and prestigious in terms of career experience. Opportunities will be available to participate in manuscripts and presentations.


Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist ( CDCES ) credential is required with a minimum of 1-year experience as a CDCES .

Good Clinical Practices ( GCP ) and IRB CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research subjects certificate obtained within one month of hire and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Basic computer skills required.

Delivers PWD and care partner education to control group participants using handouts from the ADCES 7 curriculum including the following topics: healthy coping, healthy eating, being active, taking medication, monitoring, reducing risks, and problem-solving in three sessions.

Delivers person with diabetes ( PWD ) and care partner intervention education sessions using an intervention guide.

Uses motivational interviewing questions, problem-solving, self-efficacy enhancement, and action planning strategies to deliver diabetes care and education to the intervention group.

Provide diabetes education to intervention group participants on communication, problem-solving and action planning skills as part of the Share plus intervention.

Provides education for the dyad ( PWD and care partners) on using the Dexcom Follow app and Clarity Apps to manage diabetes including the ambulatory glucose provide to determine glucose trends and patterns.

Engage in data-driven conversations from the Clarity app and have using shared decision making, develop a plan to help increase PWD’s time in range and strategies to address hypo- or hyperglycemia patterns, food choices, healthy eating, exercise, stress, sleep illness.

Charts counseling sessions using REDCap surveys and completes other research related surveys.

Other reasonable duties as assigned.

This job description is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in a health sciences or related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) with two years professional research experience and completion of University RATS Clinical Certification within one year of hire required. Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, FDA , HIPAA and IRB regulations; an understanding of research procedures; and the ability to function independently is preferred.

Departments may require IRB CITI Course or IATA DGR training within a specified timeframe.

Departments may prefer a nursing degree for this position, which requires the incumbent to have two years related experience and possess a nationally recognized research compliance certification.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Experience with Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Clarity app, and Follow app. Experience with continuous glucose monitoring, glucose pattern recognition and providing patient education from this data.

Experience providing virtual diabetes care and education.

Fluent in Spanish.

Special Instructions Summary

This part-time position is not eligible for benefits.

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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