Diabetes Educator - Ottawa/Kingston/Belleville ( Contract 12 months)


Location: Ottawa/Kingston/Belleville

Are you passionate about changing diabetes and obesity? Do you enjoy educating patients and other health care professionals? Are you a registered healthcare professional with a background in diabetes and obesity care and interested in field-based opportunities? If yes, you may the next Novo Nordisk Canada Diabetes and Obesity Educator!

About the department
The Diabetes and Obesity Education Program is part of the CDE programs and services department and the Novo Nordisk Changing Diabetes ® brand. 
We are dedicated to changing how diabetes and obesity is treated, how it is viewed, and how the disease evolves in the future.  Our mission is to enhance diabetes and obesity management competencies and address capacity issues in primary care, ensuring that people living with diabetes and obesity have the resources needed to move towards self- management. 

The job
This is a full time field-based contract position. In the Diabetes and Obesity Educator role you will be responsible for educating primary care providers, medical specialists, other medical staff and patients on how to better manage diabetes and obesity according to Canadian guidelines. A key part of the job is to deliver customized educational programs in a train the trainer model. The right candidate will have plenty of opportunities to become a valued partner in health system improvements that will optimize diabetes and obesity management, empower healthcare providers, and enhance self-efficacy of patients. Diabetes and obesity Education at Novo Nordisk Canada operates in a frequently changing environment where tasks and priorities may change from one day to the other. Fast pace, cross-departmental collaboration, and clinical assessments will be part of your workday. Approximately 15-45% overnight travel depending upon territory and training requirements

Qualifications
Key prerequisite to master the Diabetes and Obesity Educator job are a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience within the relevant health profession.  A certified diabetes educator and /or certified bariatric educator or equivalent experience is preferred.
 
The right candidate has the following experience:

  • Working in a multidisciplinary team in the primary care environment
  • Facilitating relationships between multiple stakeholders including the local practice, community partners, and allied health care professionals.

 
The following experience is considered an asset:

  • Experience in:
    •  delivering education to healthcare professionals and patients          
    •  Motivational interviewing techniques


You should have strong communication and rapport-building skills, be innovative, proactive and able to manage time very well. You are a team player, but you also enjoy working independently. Your personal values, integrity and sense of ethics are impeccable.
 
A degree as well as current registration in a related health profession (i.e. Nursing or dietetics) is required. Certified Diabetes Educator and/or Certified Bariatric Educator is preferred. Must have or be willing to enroll in CDE and/or CBE certification program.

At Novo Nordisk, we strive for excellence. As a world leader in diabetes and obesity care and a major player in haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy, we offer our employees opportunities for continuous growth.

We thank all applicants, but only those being considered for an interview will be considered.
Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please email cami-hr@novonordisk.com . This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.