Job: CHI Diabetes Initiative Coordinator - CHI Collaborative

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Job Description

Community Health Innovations

CHI Collaborative

Full Time (Exempt)

Day shift

Monday - Friday, days



Purpose of Position

The Diabetes Initiative Coordinator (DIC) role was created to ensure realization of the goals of the Monterey Salinas Healthcare Collaborative.

Monterey Salinas Healthcare Collaborative (MSHC) is an initiative that grew from the commitment to work together, in new and meaningful ways, of leaders at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH), Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) and the Monterey Bay Independent Physician Association (MBIPA). The purpose of the initiative is to prevent the development of diabetes among Monterey County residents, and to make a measurable, positive change in the affect of diabetes on residents with the disease.

Approximately 37,000 individuals in the county (12% of the population) are diabetics, and approximately 139,000 more have prediabetes. While hospitals and physicians have a critical role in addressing acute medical needs of this population, in order to prevent and lessen the impact of the disease on such a large number of individuals, large scale, community based strategies are necessary. The role of the DIC is to develop, implement, and sustain these strategies.

The role will evolve over time, scaling up interventions to ever increasing numbers of individuals and the ways in which those individuals are contacted. As a starting point, specific role responsibilities:


  1. Working with the Collaborative Clinician Steering Committee, develop a coordinated plan for consistent county-wide diabetes education, with locations, day of week and language options distributed rationally.
  2. Develop and keep current, detailed, knowledge of resources for diabetic and at risk individuals who reside within Monterey County (Specific location and times of formal diabetic classes, YMCA prediabetes programs, on-line resources vetted by the Clinician Steering Committee, etc.)
  3. Develop and implement system for one-stop referrals for diabetic/prediabetic individuals in Monterey County
  4. Serve as liaison and champion of the YMCA diabetes prevention program in Monterey County, assisting and promoting the program in appropriate ways. Also, coordinate offering of CHOMP's CDC certified DPP program, working closely with Nutrition Therapy leadership and staff.
  5. Working with CHI's Informatics experts, develop a database of Monterey County residents with diagnosed diabetes, prediabetes, or assessed as at risk. The ultimate goal is the ability to track both volumes and outcomes over time.
  6. Serve as an expert resource for CHI health coaches and CHOMP's Life connections program for diabetic individuals.
  7. Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree required, in nutrition, education or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  2. Registered or registration-eligible with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Registration-eligible applicants must successfully complete the RD exam within six (6) months of employment.
  3. Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE) certification. If not certified upon hire, must be completed within 24 months.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Ability to work as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team.


  1. Experience working with outpatient diabetes service and Spanish fluency preferred.

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