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Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Sea Mar Community Health Centers Vancouver, WA

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Vancouver, WA
  • $70,928 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist – Posting #26226

Hourly Rate: $34.10
Annual Salary: $70,928.00

Position Summary:

Sea Mar Community Health Centers is seeking a full-time Certified Diabetes Care Education Specialist for the Vancouver Medical Clinic. The certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES) delivers comprehensive and seamless services that bridge the gap and integrate clinical and self-management aspects of diabetes and endocrinology care. The CDCES is an integral part of the care team and provides collaborative, comprehensive and person- centered care, and education conducive to behavior change and improved quality of life across the lifespan. The CDCES supports and advocates for people affected by diabetes to optimize quality care. The CDCES promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that reduce risks and optimize health outcomes. Candidate will work closely with Endocrinologist, bariatric surgery patients, and diabetes technology (CGM, insulin pens, etc.). 


  • Maintains complete and up-to-date charts (documenting counseling session as specified by program guidelines in legible form), and statistical program records but not limited to: Misys EMREHR records, WIC/CIMS Flow sheet, WIC diet records, certification sheets weight/height grids, diet evaluation sheets, infant birth outcomes, appointment schedules and encounter forms.
  • Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with team members and other Sea Mar staff. Serves as a liaison between Nutrition and/or WIC and other clinic and community services and makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Assists with the clerical and statistical program work as needed.
  • Attends selected clinic, MSS, PHS Department and WIC meetings and participates in continuing education as needed.
  • Acts as a preceptor for dietetic interns, as appropriate.
  • The Registered Dietician shall follow all organizational and departmental policies and procedures.

CLINICAL Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Able to identify and categorize each patient’s age-specific grouping needs, such as those for infant, adolescent, or geriatric patients.
  • Interviews clients from diverse populations, reviews and documents client history, anthropometric and laboratory data, and reviews current eating habits.
  • Uses standard assessment tools and follows department policies and practices to perform screening procedures such as weighing and measuring, taking hematocrits, plotting growth grids, and reviewing dietary evaluations.
  • Maintains patient rights and confidentiality: documents vendor and participant complaints and infractions.
  • Provides program orientation, nutrition requirements, and assists in scheduling client appointments, considering all programmatic and client needs.
  • Provides individual and group nutrition education according to program guidelines, utilizing client appropriate methods and materials.
  • Provides Medical, MSS, and patient nutritional assessment and nutrition counseling. Facilitates appointment time through scheduling and following up on failed appointments according to protocol, coordinates services with other health professionals, and cooperates with other departments. Documents assessment, treatment, and plan of action from counseling session in Medical record according to protocol.

Education and/or Qualification:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nutrition from an accredited university.
  • Completed an accredited dietetic internship program or Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics.
  • 7 hours of HIV/AIDS course.
  • WA State Registration and Certification for Dietitian or RD/CD eligible with attainment of these credentials within time period stated in the Sea Mar Nutrition Program Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Medical Assistant-Registered Certification required for Hemoglobin testing for WIC RD. WIC staff who do not have the Medical Assistant-Registered Certification are not permitted to perform the Hemoglobin testing. Staff are required to obtain the Certification after hire or promotion.
  • The experience should reveal demonstrated interest in nutrition services and nutrition education.
  • Experience in community nutrition setting with an interest in basic nutrition and childhood development is desirable.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Russian is preferred but not required.

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Paid-time-off starting at 24 days per year + 10 paid Holidays.

We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment. 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Marisol Thomas, Nutrition Program Manager at

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 3/14/2024

External Candidates considered after 3/19/2024

This position is represented by Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

Please visit our website to learn more about us at You may also apply through our Career page at

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