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Assistant Director of Nursing, Adult Diabetes Educator

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Local Title: Assistant Director of Nursing, Adult Diabetes Educator
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Assistant Director of Nursing
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Nursing, Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Nursing, Institute of Continuous Learning at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Nursing, Adult Diabetes Educator. The successful candidate will:

  • Collaborate with Obstetrical Leadership to establish and manage a gestational/pre-gestational diabetes outpatient program. 
  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies to meet patient learning needs on individual and group bases. 
  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies to meet staff learning needs (orientation, in-service and continuing education). Select teaching-learning strategies that stimulates critical thinking, flexibility, creativeness and cost effectiveness. 
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems for administration and record-keeping, delivery of programs and measurements of effectiveness.
  • In collaboration with Nursing Leadership, identify, select, and manage external education resources as necessary to deliver education that needs relevant organizational and regulatory standards.
  • Provide bedside clinical consultation, coaching, skill training, product review, and equipment troubleshooting.
  • Maintain current knowledge of health care trends in relevant field.
  • Participate in Nursing Professional Practice Activities, (Clinical, performance Improvement/Patient Safety, Recruitment/Retention, and Education) as appropriate to the role.

Required Qualifications:

  • New York State Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Master of Science in Nursing or enrolled in a Master's Program.
  • 3 to 5 years of active relevant clinical and management and/or progressive leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 year experience as Certified Diabetes Educator.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 4:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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