Chronic Disease Nurse, Diabetes (BH)

City Burnaby
Job ID 2022-16620
Posting Date
1 month ago(5/17/2022 6:15 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Diabetes Clinic

Why Fraser Health?

Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated registered nurse with a real passion for delivering compassionate patient care to join our Diabetes Clinic at Burnaby Hospital.


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations.


Our team of nearly 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


We have positive and compassionate work environments where you can bring your real passion for nursing to the role and be part of our rapidly thriving team. Fraser Health is experiencing unprecedented growth and now you can be a part of a busy and exciting team.


This role is a casual position located at Burnaby Hospital in Burnaby, BC. Burnaby is centrally located within the rapidly growing metropolitan area of the Lower Mainland. It is among Vancouver’s most attractive suburbs – a major urban centre offering all the benefits of proximity to the city without the high cost of living. Burnaby highlights many breathtaking lakes, forested mountain parkland, an ocean beach, rivers, parks and botanical gardens, major sports fields, golf courses, bicycle and walking trails, a major commercial town centre and high density residential areas.


A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields. We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.


Join our dedicated team of health care providers in this dynamic and rewarding role!


Apply today and take the next step in your career, so we can continue the conversation and make a difference in the communities we serve. Join Fraser Health where we value diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


Effective October 26, 2021 all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

Detailed Overview

Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the planning, implementation, development and evaluation of individual care plans for clients with Diabetes referred to a Chronic Care Centre or a Diabetes Education Centre; supports patient self-management of the chronic disease through teaching and counselling, on a group and individual basis, in order to promote and assist with health lifestyle adjustments; conducts outpatient assessments; shares information and collaborates with other health care team members in order to ensure the provision of quality chronic disease management services through the health care system.


  1. Develops, implements, revises and evaluates individualized care plans based on established assessment processes, in collaboration with other health care professionals.

  2. Enhances patient self-management of diabetes and co-morbidities through various teaching/education methods including individual counselling and group facilitation.

  3. Writes timely and accurate patient reports of relevant observations including patient and/or family teaching and evaluation of nursing care.

  4. Participates and provides input into clinical case reviews, program development and evaluation, education materials and delivery and other clinical resources.

  5. Provides orientation and mentoring to new staff; participates as a preceptor to students.

  6. Provides input into policies, protocols and procedures to meet best practices/standards/protocols for patient education on diabetes.

  7. Acts as a resource to other health care professionals and provides information sessions on diabetes, as needed.

  8. Participates in quality improvement and risk management activities by participating in research and special projects related to diabetes.

  9. Maintains client records, documentation and related statistics, as required.

  10. Participates on local, regional, program and professional committees, as assigned.

  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Graduation from an approved school of Nursing. Two (2) years' recent related clinical experience assessing and treating patients with diabetes within a chronic disease management framework including supporting self management and accreditation as a certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Current CPR certification.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current standards for diabetes management.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of adult/child/youth learning including strategies around empowerment and motivation.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and implement a diabetes education program for patients/clients/families, in both an individual and group setting.

  • Ability to create and maintain rapport with the patient/client/family and with other health care providers.

  • Ability to plan and prioritize work in a continuously changing environment.

  • Ability to operate related equipment included related software applications.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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