Covenant Health

Job Title
Coord Diabetes Program
Covenant Medical Management
Department Name
Cumberland Diabetes


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Diabetes Program Coordinator, Cumberland Diabetes Center

Full-Time, 72 Hours per pay period, Day Shift


Covenant Medical Group is Covenant Health’s employed and managed medical practice organization, with more than 300 top Physicians and providers spanning the continuum of care in 20 cities throughout East Tennessee. Specialties include cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiovascular surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, infectious disease, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational medicine, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, primary care, pulmonology, reproductive medicine, rheumatology, sleep medicine and urology.


Position Summary: 

Under the direction of the Chief Nursing Officer, the Diabetes Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for program planning, implementation, and education of persons with Diabetes.  In an attempt to manage their disease, the Coordinator works closely with the participant, the family, the physician, other diabetes educators and other support personnel.  This position also coordinates educational programming, diabetes budget analysis, clinical nutrition services, nutritional consults, and diabetes staff supervision.  The coordinator will continually create and coordinate programming for the membership and public based on need and changes in the nature of health care.


Recruiter: Michelle Ball || || 865-374-5363


  • Supervise all aspects of the diabetes program, membership educational programs and medical nutrition therapy operations including but not limited to review participant billing, medical records, personnel, chairman of diabetes advisory committee and evaluation of program effectiveness.
  • Must exhibit sound clinical knowledge of food composition and the medical basis for diet restrictions/recommendations.
  • Will act as the liaison between program staff, employers, administration, physicians and the diabetes advisory committee.
  • Has the ability to express recommendations/ideas to members, patients and the public.
  • Responsible for quality control of diabetes equipment and ensuring its safe operation.
  • Responsible for training of diabetes employees in safety policy and procedure.
  • Responsible for documentation of participant visits, correspondence with the participant’s physician regarding visit’s progress, and maintaining accurate program logs.
  • Responsible for program statistics in an effort to obtain program recognition from the American Diabetes Association.
  • Will function independently making decisions regarding personnel, educational programs, participant counseling, and members.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Provide direct supervision for Diabetes Self-Management staff.


Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years’ experience as a Diabetes Educator. 


Licensure Requirement:

Licensed Registered Dietitian.  Certification as a Diabetic Educator required. 



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