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Diabetes Health Educator

Posted January 5, 2022

Sandia Resort & Casino
Albuquerque, NM
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Position Summary

Coordinates the Diabetes Education Program to serve population needs in accordance with goals outlined in the Diabetes Grant (SPDI). Provides leadership, assistance, support and coordination of services for community members of the Pueblo of Sandia in all areas of diabetes health education, wellness and prevention activities. 

Supervision Exercised

Reports to the Medical Director in coordination with the Director of Health & Social Services.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, designs, implements and assesses a systematic comprehensive diabetes program in collaboration with Health/Wellness Center staff.  Serves as the Diabetes Team Leader.
  2. Writes, manages, and reports on State/Federal grants as appropriate.
  3. Develops and manages annual budget.
  4. Establishes strategic preventative health goals for all ages of community members.
  5. Creates marketing and outreach plans for the diabetes program.
  6. Develops Key Performance Indicators to track program goals.
  7. Provides individual and group education as necessary and or requested by team members on diabetes care (provider-oriented), self-care and management (client-oriented) and diabetes prevention (community-oriented).
  8. Works with the Clinic/Wellness staff on an on-going basis in developing and implementing diabetes prevention programs including health fairs, diabetes screening, education activities and exercise programs.
  9. Coordinates diabetes care and patient visits with Clinic/Wellness departments for the prevention of diabetes related complications; departments include Optometry, Dental, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Podiatry, Senior and Recreation programs.
  10. In coordination with the Medical Director, assesses, plans, develops, implements and evaluates quality diabetes care for the community through annual in-depth diabetes program assessments.
  11. Case management and scheduling of appointments according to GPRA indicators for Diabetic patients.
  12. Works with IHS DM staff and becomes familiar with IHS audit tools and webpage and DM Registry.
  13. Performs additional duties and responsibilities as necessary or assigned

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Cross train the clinic nurse. RPMs package owner as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of diabetes and healthcare prevention programs including physical activity, nutrition and diabetes management.
  2. Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers.
  3. Knowledge of community and community resources.
  4. Ability to give oral presentations and prepare written reports.
  5. Ability to collect, analyze and report data.
  6. Knowledge of Indian Health Service and other health services.
  7. Ability to travel and attend training seminars, continuing education programs, meetings and conferences.
  8. Basic computer knowledge using Windows based computer and Microsoft Office software.
  9. Experience working with children and seniors.
  10. Ability to create an effective marketing campaign.
  11. Ability to foster a positive relationship with community members.
  12. Ability to role model healthy behavior.


Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience


  1. High School Diploma, GED certification or equivalent.
  2. The following license and/or certification is required prior to employment start date:
  3. Licensed nurse or Certified Diabetic Educator
  4. Five (5) years of relevant work experience in the health field with special emphasis required in community health education.
  5. Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted New Mexico Driver’s License.

Licensing Status

  1. Must be able to successfully pass a stringent background and character investigation in compliance with PL 101.630.
  2. Will require a post-offer, pre-employment and random drug screening.
  3. Must successfully complete the New Mexico Food Handlers course within 30 day of hire date.
  4. Must successfully complete Blood Borne Pathogen and First Aid training within 30 days of hire date.

Working Conditions

  1. Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Outside work is subject to temperature extremes and inclement weather conditions.
  2. Work hours subject to change with overtime work required.
  3. Subject to hazards which may cause personal bodily harm; smoke; diseases; cuts bruises, burns, common cold, influenza, dust, odors and elevated noise levels.
  4. Tasks may be performed on uneven, inclined, hard and soft carpeted floors, cement structures and surfaces.
  5. Frequent need to lift at least 25 pounds.
  6. Duties may involve walking, standing for long periods of time, sitting and crouching.
  7. Specific required movements include the following:
    • Trunk- bend, twist, rotate, push, pull, carry.
    • Arms – reach, carry, lift, twist, and rotate.
    • Legs – lift, push, pull, twist, and rotate.
    • Hands – Grasp, manipulate bilateral coordination, hand and eye coordination, and overall and finger dexterity.

Additional Information

Salary:  $63,369.48 – $85,548.73 Per Year

Applicants must already be authorized to work in the US and must be able to obtain and maintain a casino license in the state of New Mexico.

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Sandia Resort & Casino

30 Rainbow Road, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

(505) 796-7500

Casino Resort

The Sandia Resort and Casino is situated on the Northeast corner of Interstate 25 and Tramway Road in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since it first opened in 1994, The Sandia Resort and Casino has undergone extensive developments to its property to provide a truly all-inclusive and luxurious experience for visitors.

Owned and operated by the Pueblo of Sandia, it was the very first Indian casino in New Mexico at its opening. Now there are approximately 25 tribal casinos in the state, including Sandia.

The goal was to create an upscale experience that was close to home for New Mexicans, while encompassing Southwestern pride and culture for out-of-state visitors. With friendly customer service and opulent amenities, this goal was not only realized, it made Sandia Resort & Casino the best place for entertainment in the state.

The Vegas-style casino floor offers 140,000 square feet of your favorite games, including more than 2,300 slots, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Bingo, Live Keno, and the state's largest non-smoking Poker room.

This is only the tip of the iceberg in regards to all that Sandia Casino has to offer. With the addition of the hotel in 2005, and another expansion in 2014 to add the golf pavilion and parking garage, Sandia Resort & Casino slowly became much more than just a place to game.

Visitors from all over the nation can now get lost in the lights and sounds of the casino floor, relax at the luxurious Green Reed Spa, dive into the outdoor pool, tee off on the 18-hole championship golf course, listen to their favorite singer at the amphitheater, dine at any of the numerous restaurants, bars, and lounges, get married to their best friend, and spend the night in one of the grand, luxury suites – all available onsite.

Come say hello to New Mexico’s best place to play – Sandia Resort & Casino!