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Swedish Health Services Nutrition Educator - Diabetes Education Center First Hill in Seattle, Washington


Where you work matters! Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Nutrition Educator (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Diabetes Education Center at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

Participates in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the diabetes education program at the Swedish Diabetes Education Center. Educates patients about diabetes self-management as well as general medical nutrition therapy in individual or group settings. Assess patient's self-care needs and his/her ability to manage diabetes.

In this position you will:

  • Applies nutrition care process for developing the patients care plan which includes assessing the needs of the patient and family, formulating the educational plan, implementing, evaluation and revisions as needed

  • Completes necessary documentation per department policies and procedures

  • Participates in Diabetes Education Team staff meetings

  • Maintains professional registration as a Registered Dietitian and certification as a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, either by continuing education or examination

  • Applies accepted standards such as the American Diabetes Association’s Nutrition Practice Guidelines, and American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations

  • May be required to travel to additional clinical campuses for department support, as needed.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Sciences or Dietetics.

  • Four (4) years nutrition experience, preferably one year in ambulatory care setting or community health

  • Current national registration as a Registered Dietitian

  • Washington State Certified Dietitian

  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) or eligible for certification

  • If CDCES eligible, must certify within one year of employment

  • One thousand hours of diabetes education experience in a variety of settings

  • Experience and comfort with teaching and public speaking

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nutrition Sciences or Dietetics

  • Currently certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) with 1 or more years experience

  • Experience with Diabetes related technology

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Education

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Medical Pavillion (WA396) 1124 Columbia St Seattle, 98104

Req ID: 305665